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  1. Notify me only if these words are mentioned

    This IM Notification settings feature from Skype 7
    is currently missing in Skype 8

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Return SMS syncing/sending.

    And make it work more reliably while you're at it.

    Skype is of zero value to me without this. I only know one other person who uses Skype for other than SMS.

    77 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    SMS via Skype is one of the areas we’re working on improving.

    We’ve recently launched SMS Connect to Insiders which enables you to connect your Skype desktop client to your Android phone so that you can send and receive SMS from your phone on your Desktop.

    More info here – https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_insiderms-skype_insnewsms/skype-insider-preview-8307641-read-respond-to-your/896846ad-9701-4f1d-9dee-640d95442b8e

    Skype also has the ability to send SMS messages to contacts if you have Skype credits.

    Please let us know if there’s additional functionality you’re looking for in this area. Otherwise, stay tuned for SMS Connect arriving in the Release builds soon.

  3. Fix voice notes / audios

    I use Skype as my main messaging app but my friends complain about voice notes /audios, you have to wait a very long time to finally listen the audio. Also you can't send voice notes from the desktop app and the android app doesn't lock the screen, if you record long audios and you don't pay attention to your phone screen, the phone gets locked and you lose the audio you were recoding

    9 votes
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  4. Fix groups! Groups don't send notifications

    For some reason groups in Skype 8 don't send notifications and I end ignoring my teammates. Please

    19 votes
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  5. Bring back Skype Client on TV

    A while back, support for Skype on TV was dropped... I believe it should be reinstated!

    19 votes
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  6. Contact organisation and account

    Contact management in Skype is disastrous. We understand nothing, we should merge the accounts Skype and Microsoft to avoid confusion. There should also be more options to manage your contacts. The Address Book allows you to merge the entries and Skype ignores these merges and displays each entry.

    44 votes
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  7. 169 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Work more closely with the real users, not the in-house developers who have never made a difference in the history of Microsoft.

    Since we first saw Office, the fact all the elements are stand alone apps has never made sense. Office could be one app, with multiple tools in a single screen and less than 60% of the features if we adopt AI in all functions.

    I could explain more and also tell you how !

    But for over 20 years I have been requesting that we reduce the functionality and loose the ribbons, just look at what is happening with other developers.

    Trimble is a good place to start with the fully functional "Sketch Up", it works.

    32 votes
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  9. 13 votes
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  10. 9 votes
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  11. Make Skype a full sms app that can replace or work along side a stock messaging app like WhatsApp does

    Skype could be the best sms app but you need to allow it to especially work on phones and connect to a desktop PC via some web link. Google messenger and whatsapp both have this option why can't Microsoft allow this. Use Microsoft authenticator easy way better than a quarter code.
    Skype has the potential but is slipping behind all the other apps because of the lack of this feature

    205 votes
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  12. You should combine Skype regular and Skype business

    It is really time to combine Skype for consumer and Skype business.
    Most people end up using both although rarely and 2 extremely similar apps should be combined
    It is stupid that you have to have 2 apps which do pretty much everything the same all you need to unlock the business features is to add a second login a count from a work or school

    60 votes
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  13. Resizing chould feel smooth

    With the new Skype resizing lags, stutters, makes content jump around. And you can also see the beautiful blue background of the app, while it tries to keep up with the smallest of resizing.

    10 votes
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  14. Fast Sync like Telegram!

    Fast Sync like Telegram!

    30 votes
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  15. Skype Notifications on Android Only Shows Most Recent Chat Message

    On Android, Skype notifications show only the most recent message.
    Skype Lite notifications show a message history.

    Please see this screenshot to illustrate: http://bit.ly/2OsjevO

    Message history is the superior type of notification because you can read a conversation from the lock screen.

    It would be great if Skype & Skype Preview had message history type notifications.

    21 votes
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  16. Better integration with XBOX and features for gamers

    Better integration with XBOX:
    1) Skype audio & video calls should be possible while playing games on XBOX
    2) Skype chat should be available on XBOX from the left menu, instead of XBOX chat
    3) I sign in with MSA on Skype and XBOX, can I get my XBOX chat messages on Skype?
    4) allow sending XBox captures as messages on Skype.

    Better features for games:
    1) allow answering Skype calls from a Windows Game equivalent
    2) Less CPU usage during audio calls

    31 votes
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. Notify all devices always

    Please ensure that all messages come through to my phone. I'll often get messages that appear on my desktop version of Skype but not on my phone and therefore I don't actually know about the message. So please always notify all devices. It's very annoying.

    40 votes
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  19. Always leave the text chat up in a call

    I can't tell you how many times I'm text chatting with someone in skype and we get on a call for business. They'll include a customer on the call but the call is to a cell. We want the text session open so we can discuss things without talking or muting the call. Sure we can open a text session but this is about as stupid as on a cell phone when you call a number and have to bring up the dialpad as most businesses have IVR. What is the point of hiding the text? Also we'll have conversations…

    23 votes
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  20. Allow the option of making it your default text app on Android phones just like we had on Windows phone

    Allow the option of making it your default text app on Android phones just like we had on Windows phone

    13 votes
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