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  1. Bring back SMS relay

    Skype updated itself to version 8.30.0.98 and it lost the SMS relay feature I was using.
    Please bring it back

    19 votes
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  2. Why can't we have screen sharing features

    Please provide the screen sharing features

    7 votes
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  3. to be able to automatically be signed in as invisible

    to have an option to be able to be invisible when you are signed in in settings

    20 votes
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  4. Contacts.

    CONTACTS.
    Version 8 Skype is most unpleasant to use. It does not show contacts who are online and NOT ACTIVE but are available to call.
    Make Skype so that I can see who is AVAILABLE to call because they are online but not busy.

    39 votes
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  5. 5 votes
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  6. Improve skype for blind people

    My uncle is blind and this latest versions of skype are not easy at all for him to navigate. make better default keyboard shortcuts

    8 votes
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  7. add a telephone number

    I used to be able to add someones phone number to their profile (on my skype) so that when they are not available on Skype I can call their phone. This option seems to have disappeared in new versions of Skype. A pity as it made you money as I used my skype credit a lot more.

    11 votes
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  8. 396 votes
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  9. 11 votes
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  10. editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    23 votes
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  11. contact list

    I have a few names in my contact list that are dead. How do I delete their names?

    31 votes
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  12. 31 votes
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  13. Password on private messeges

    Add a password to your messages or private messages

    8 votes
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  14. Where's the bleeps?

    I can't tell if someone sends IM to me. Bring back the desktop version.

    10 votes
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  15. Add option to delete history from My usage

    Skype store all the phone numbers and when you called in “Skype\My account\Usage\My usage”. It’s a serious security concern if a hiker if someone hacks your account.

    66 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Account  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability to allow you to delete all the conversations with one click. In the meantime you can delete your conversations one by one. Right click on the conversation in the recent chats list, and select the option to “Delete Conversation”.
    - Petr

  16. Bring Back Option To Disable Text Formatting

    One thing I can't stand about the new skype is that I can no longer disable Advanced Text Formatting. Not being able to use characters like "*" or "-" without my text turning bold or italic is pretty annoying and from a business perspective quite inconvenient. This is one reason, among many others, why I won't update my skype.

    19 votes
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  17. Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    10 votes
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  18. Automatic connect to Skype on sign-in

    In the past it was easy to see if one of your contacts was online and people were generally signed into Skype when they turned on their computer. Now contacts can be on-line and at their computer but not show as being there and if you call them they do not respond. If I need to talk to someone on Skype I now need to tell them to be ready by email or phone so I tend to use Skype far less. If someone has Skype the default should surely be they are signed-in when they turn on their computer.

    7 votes
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  19. Why image close X is coming Left ?

    when opening any photo/image in skype, closing X sign is in left.

    Please make it right, as all other application of windows anMicrosoftft, all Close X coming in the top right only.

    than why skype X is coming in left ?

    All time confusing and shutting down Skype by mistake.

    10 votes
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  20. THERE NEEDS TO BE A CALL OPTION VERIFICATION FOR CALLER ID SMS DOES NOT WORK WITH EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER.

    The Caller ID change option needs have a call option since SMS does not work with every provider. This is something every other service provider has long figured out eg. Whatsapp etc.. I understand you are Microsoft and always about ten years behind the eight ball but add this standard feature!

    8 votes
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