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  1. Home button. Why was it removed?

    Skype used to have a very handy "Home" button. Please put it back.

    2 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. Recieve SMS text messages for the country subscription

    I have a skype subscription with a mexico telephone number that rolls into my US cel phone and it is awesome for my mexican clients. I really need another feature for that Mexican number to receive SMS texts, as there are several situations where the Mexican sender requires a Mexico cel phone number for texting & verifications and my only mexico number is with Skype (landline). It would be awesome to add this SMS feature. It seems like it should be relatively feasible to implement, as there are already other data cel phone programs out there in the market (some…

    4 votes
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  4. you scew skype up because i have a fat skype instead of a thin 1 now it covers up my whole screen are you pro or what

    you scew skype up because i have a fat skype instead of a thin 1 now it covers up my whole screen are you noobs or what because a pro would not mess this up

    3 votes
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  5. A screenshot disable button

    A screenshot disable button. This would help a lot with your privacy terms. Plus a lot of people online are requesting it!. Thanks for Listening.

    10 votes
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  6. Pressing random # to connect is costing me business

    Skype chat# 1477724187

    Please remove the option to press random numbers in order to connect. My business relies on receiving calls which are send through Robocall Systems. Asking to press random numbers to connect completely removes the ability for me to receive any calls. This means my business is over!!!😠

    Since this feature was introduced it has made me lose so much money. I don’t care what the reason is...find a different ways of doing your security verification but please don’t interfere with call flows by injecting features that prevent direct connections! Please please cancel this ASAP OR or else…

    5 votes
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  7. when editing a contact name allow emojis

    i just want to put some hearts next to my boyfriends name

    1 vote
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  8. Here is major issue found with Skype payments using Skype Credit. There are some subscription which has to be paid using Skype Credit. So, w

    I initially had CC configured for all payments. My CC expired and Skype never allowed me to updated my CC details or add new payment details. So, I was left with only option to make sure funds are available in my Skype credit for my subscription payments.

    Here is major issue with payments using Skype Credits..
    There are some subscription where we have to use Skype Credit. We are taxed when money is added to Skype Credit as well as taxed again while making payments from skype credit to subscription. This is double taxation on single purchase. Moving money to…

    2 votes
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  9. emoji

    There needs to be an animated (TACO) emoji

    2 votes
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  10. Pressing a random in order to connect the call is absolutely a waste of time.

    We work with an IVR and adding the ability to press a random number to connect the call will not work for us.

    Give the option to remove this feature ASAP. Its already disrupting our service and we're loosing.

    Chat reference: 1477711917

    If not fixed, we'll need to find a solution somewhere else that doesn't force us to press a random number

    5 votes
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  11. Make the Skype window fully re-sizable. It's taking up far too much Desktop real estate when no calls/chats are occurring.

    The current version of Skype by default, occupies much more screen space (when open and not minimised to the Taskbar) than earlier versions and has only very, very limited scaleability.

    4 votes
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  12. Reply toolbar

    A small toolbar/pop-up (in Windows OS) to reply immediately without opening whole window every time would be helpful .(just like Whatsapp popup in android OS)

    2 votes
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  13. BUG: in all version 8.48 to 8.59. Skype will not auto-answer unless the UI has had some user interaction.

    To reproduce:
    * Have Skype set to start minimised (starts in Sys tray)
    * Have Skype set to Automatically answer calls
    * Launch Skype... it correctly goes to the system tray
    * Try to call that Skype
    * The receiving Skype fails to pickup the call
    * Open Skype from the system tray, you will see a missed call
    * Mimimise Skype back to the system tray
    * Try to call it again
    * This time it answers. And from now on it behaves properly.

    Affects 8.48 to 8.59. Each version tested and found defective
    Does not affect 8.40
    I…

    1 vote
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  14. Persistent Notifiations.

    Keep notification on screen until clicked! This i basics of IM. Why to have IM if you can see notifications because you were loking somewhere else for 10 seconds (skype notification disappears after few seconds)? ICQ had it in 1997 or 1996. An previous version of SKYPE had it. Other applications have it. Whats wrong with skype team? I am here because I missed another message from coworker

    8 votes
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  15. reflex camera

    Please add a function that will help to remove the mirroring of the camera for iMAC. This feature is only for windows. please

    1 vote
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  16. Sound occlusion setting

    I wish I there was a way to make skype not turn down my other apps when I start a call.

    1 vote
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  17. Merging old Skype account (user name) with/into Microsoft accounts (email address).

    I have a Skype account that I created before Microsoft acquired Skype. The account is 'based' on a user name. I recently created a Microsoft account with my email address. Same email address as is in my account settings for the old Skype account. However, Microsoft automatically created a new Skype account for me. Why couldn't I just migrate my existing old Skype account to Microsoft and sync them all up?

    58 votes
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  18. Letter Colors

    I use a black background and the letters are a light grey. The light gray is hard to read. Yellow, Yellow-orange would be easier to see.

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  19. remove the box so it isnt occupying a bit of the screen

    remove the box so it isnt occupying a bit of the screen or have a minimise option

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