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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Let us disable graphical emoticons

    Skype used to have this features, until it was silently removed. Its really annoying. We want that feature back. Its not a difficult feature to program. Adding a toggle would take a few minutes to make. I'm sure me or any of the other programmers here would gladly do it for you, for free.

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  3. 1 vote
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  4. 0 votes
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  5. I should be able to change the profile photo or profile picture of my CONTACT.

    I should be able to change the picture of my contact.

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  6. Save call recordings automatically on call completion

    I recorded a call and accidentally ended the call before stopping the recording. The entire recording was lost forever.

    I would suggest that either recordings are automatically ended and saved upon completion of the call or that a dialog pops up warning you that you need to save the recording before exiting the call or it will be lost.

    I just lost a 20 minute interview with an author. I am going to have to embarrass myself and ask her to do it again.

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Would like the audible notification when chat messages or files are received reinstated please! ;)

    Skype used to send an audible notification when someone either replied to or sent a chat message - this also happened when files were sent/arrived. This was brilliant and I do not understand why you disabled this feature. It could be (it used to be) a choice in the settings. PLEASE PLEASE bring it back! (All other chat facilities have this as far as I can tell (Messenger/WhatsApp/iMessage/texts etc.) so why not Skype any longer????

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  9. proxy.pac does not work

    Skype 8.53.0.85 doesn't read proxy settings
    Hi !
    I've uppgraded all the Skype Desktop applications at my workplace from 7.32.104 to 8.553.85 and now it does not recognize the Proxy setting.
    We use a Proxy.pac file for configuration and that does'nt work.

    If I set our config direct in internet setting then it work.

    Please fix this or tell me what version I can use where Proxy.pac file settings work…
    I also tried version 8.55.0.141 but it did not work…

    Regards
    Lars Oscarsson

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  10. Linux Wayland screen sharing support through xdg-desktop-portal

    It would be great to see Skype for Linux add support for screen-sharing through the xdg-desktop-portal mechanism, since that would enable screen sharing under Wayland.

    Also, with recent PipeWire (0.3) it is possible to get a file descriptor to the DMA-BUF, meaning it should be possible to do efficient hardware encoding of the stream.

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  11. Downloading Path for the Attachments, Documents, Files etc.. receiving through Skype.

    Giving Option to Downloading Path for the Attachments, Documents, Files etc.. receiving through Skype.
    to save the doc/file automatically in particular folder or path in PC by Skype.

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  12. Submiting an Idea

    Dear Skype Team,

    Thank you for the great product. I use this product over around 12 Years.
    Suggesting that:
    Please add more options on Appearances of Color both(Sender & Receiver of Texts).

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  13. Easy accessible audio Translation

    Need an app for easy audio translation added too pls

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  14. Sort messages by time on mobile

    Being able to view past message history on mobile is much more accessible for those of us who work off mobile devices and not desktops.

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  15. 1 vote
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  16. LIOS CON CUENTAS DE SKYPE Y MICROSOFT

    UNA SUGERENCIA PARA LOS DESARROLLADORES: EN LUGAR DE CREAR UNA NUEVA CUENTA A LOS CLIENTES, CON LA COMPRA DE MICROSOFT, DEJEN LAS VIEJAS CUENTAS QUE TENEMOS, PARA EVITAR CONFUSIONES CON LOS PAGOS Y LAS ACTIVACIONES DE LOS MISMOS.

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  17. I need a stereo audio option

    I need a stereo audio. I share my screen with people and I send them my system audio but they hear it in mono. Urgently!!! Please. Make a stereo option!

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  18. Deleting unwanted contacts

    Why can't we delete contacts from our account

    2 votes
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  19. pull apart the computer's audio from microphone audio

    Make possible to pull apart the computer's audio from the microphone audio while sharing screen, like a livestream!

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  20. I bought Microsoft word got free minutes but they are not working in my country

    Why do you give free minutes that you know that are not covered in our country.I bought Microsoft word and you gave me minutes that are not covered in South Africa .Please change them

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