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  1. allow me to see the status of my contact (available, invisible, do not disturb etc.). Function not working well at present.

    Allow me to see the status of my contacts (available, do not disturb etc.). At the moment I am just calling hoping that my contact is available. After the call the status sometimes appears, which is crazy as I need this before I try and call.

    9 votes
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  2. Add the date as well as the timeof call

    Add the date as well as the time of call

    17 votes
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  3. link to group calls

    make it possible to generate a link for others to join a group call

    5 votes
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  4. Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    20 votes
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  5. Please add the option to mute incoming ringer

    Please add the option to mute incoming call ringer (ringing on secondary audio selected) when status is selected to "Do Not Disturb". This was how Skype use to work, ver 7 and earlier. For now I have to either make sure to totally must my computer, (all audio devices), or shutdown Skype/Quit Skype to not be disturbed by incoming calls.

    12 votes
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  6. Contacts

    get rid of the categories "suggested" and all the alphabetical / use smaller fonts, spacing and avatars (it makes no sense on my 26-inch screen, I ma not gonna read it from 50 meters) / remove the Skype Translator from the contacts and make the contacts in general more compact. Before I could see around 25 contacts on my screen and now just 8 and some of them are thanks to the SUGGESTION twice.

    13 votes
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  7. Audable Alert For Incoming Chat Messages

    With earlier Versions of Skype the ability to attach your/my own .wav File sound for incoming chat messages was brilliant for Desktop/Laptop use while at home. I personally created a cut-down of the ABBA "Ring, Ring Why Don't You Give Me a Call" and attached it for my Incoming Chats and provided it to several of my regular contacts to do similar. That way we were able to conduct live-time chat sessions while continuing to perform other menial tasks away from the computer whenever desired. It would be GREAT to enable something similar in the current version.

    14 votes
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  8. I want to be able to delete conversations after I chat.

    Put up a privacy category like the old version before this one had where we could delete the conversations.

    8 votes
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  9. When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start writing

    When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start typing (autofocus), I have to manually set the focus on the textarea to start typing

    14 votes
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  10. Call technical information

    With new version 8.33, I have noticed the call technical info window is not available anymore.

    This was useful, please bring this back.

    12 votes
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  11. Screen sharing broken for multiple display screens

    Since last update about mid of Oct, the screen sharing feature is broken now. Windows 10, Skype version 8.34.0.81, application version 14.34.81.0.
    I have 3 display screens, this is a popular setup for developers to have more than one.
    To reproduce:
    Make a call and share the screen
    Actual result:
    - one screen is only displayed to be selected, after selecting it, a different one!!! is shared.
    Expected result
    - 3 screens are displayed to select one to share, once selected the correct one is shared

    9 votes
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  12. THe automatic signout of the skype every time I quit the app is very inconvenint. Old version of Skype wasnt like this.

    The automatic sign out of the skype every time I quit the app is very inconvenient. Old version of Skype wasn't like this.

    11 votes
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  13. Messages delay and No notification sound even turn on.

    Skype version 8.33.0.43 does not work. Messages delay and No notification sound when new messages come even notification turn on.

    13 votes
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  14. There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features.

    There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features also which can Convert Any Language into Any Forms of Other Language....

    23 votes
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  15. Allow unlink Skype from the MS account without deleting the account


    1. Provide an option and instructions to update old non-MS live Skype accounts to be updated to a MS live account, rather than creating a new unneeded and unwanted Skype account.

    2. When installing Office 365 and it asks for your Skype name, but won't recognize it because it was created before MS bought Skype. Give the customer the option to stop and associate the account to avoid an erroneous account being created. Provide specific information regarding what will happen if you don't and that it will create a new Skype account and MS won't allow you to unlink it or link…
    118 votes
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  16. 9 votes
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  17. Minimum Split view window widths are too wide and do not remember their last positions

    Split view windows in Classic Skype were able to remember their last known positions on the desktop. The widths of the split windows could be shortened more than what their counterparts had as a minimum window width in Skype for Windows 10. Particularly with the Chat window.

    20 votes
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  18. Bring back /alertson [text] chat command

    Bring back /alertson [text] chat command as a flexible tool in addition to smart notifications.
    It was very convenient to have user-defined word as a trigger for notification, not just @-mention

    7 votes
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  19. Allow blocking of numbers using wildcards. I.e., block from a particular area code or exchange code.

    Allow blocking of (or allow) numbers using wildcards. I.e., block from a particular area code or exchange code. Thus stopping calls where only the last like 4 digits change but the calls are from the same place.

    7 votes
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  20. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    157 votes
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