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  1. New User Registration

    This should be made as simple as how its on what's app. Only phone number....
    Email should not be required....

    7 votes
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  2. Contacts

    This needs to be cleaned up and simplified. Very old contacts cannot be merged or cleaned. Very confusing why multiple contacts appear

    Linking seems to be device specific and not happening on the server level.... We shouldn't have to link contacts if we switch devices

    18 votes
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  3. In Private Conversations, permit the sender to forbid forwarding, copying, and screen shots.

    Make it an election of a private message sender if the recipient can forward, copy, or take screen shots.

    (Yes, I know users can take a second camera and take a screen shot, but it's still hassle and so a deterrent.)

    6 votes
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  4. 14 votes
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  5. Remove the Skype Highlights on mobile, or at least let us completely hide them in the app

    I understand why Microsoft wants to make Skype a more social platform, but nobody asked for Skype Highlights, and nobody use them. At its core, Skype is a messaging/Voip app, we don't need it to become the new Snapchat. Thanks.

    5 votes
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  6. I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break...

    I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break... I use to just change my color to yellow, and when I was back I could change it back to green. Sometimes I ofcourse forget to do it, so it would be nice if there was an option to set it on auto, so that if Skype detecs that I am using computer it would auto set it to green and vice versa. But ofcourse this should only be an option, since sometimes…

    14 votes
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  7. send contact

    Ability to send a own contact to another contact. As a user of skype I would like to send one of my contacts to another person so he/she can add the same contact pretty fast. Searching for contacts within the Skype search is pain in the ass. So this would significantly increase productivity.

    60 votes
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  8. Rethink message status feedback: message delivered time, messaged viewed time, contact last seen/online time

    People need to know the status of their messages. Is it sent so that I may go offline? Is it delivered so that the recipient may see it? When did they see it? When were they last online, so that I may (not) already have a response? -- People communicate via TCP, not UDP. ;)

    And of course, we're all having very different people in our lives which needs to be adressed: What information I share with whom should be configurable by contact or group and a general setting, and be immediately visible in a conversation. Perhaps mutual configuration settings…

    62 votes
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  9. Allow for current API software that connects to skype classic to work with skype uwp app.

    Allow for current API software that connects to skype classic to work with skype uwp app.

    15 votes
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  10. Like old Skype, Translator should start in same window. And also translation for both users should br changeable by single user in GUI

    Like old Skype, Translator should start in same window. And also translation for both users should br changeable by single user in GUI interface not in CLI,

    18 votes
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  11. Theme

    I would like more colours setting ( and personalizing ), like for example "green" or another colour!

    11 votes
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  12. aLLOW FOR AN OUTGOING MESSAGE WHEN CALLS ARE NOT ANSWERED.

    Allow for an outgoing message when you are unable to anser a call.

    22 votes
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  13. Integrate with Google Assistant

    It would be great if Skype integrated with google assistant so I can call people hands-free, and without searching for the contacts on my phone.

    12 votes
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  14. live location

    Live location share in a group as well as single chat

    13 votes
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  15. Share my location (on a map ?) : "Hello, I'm here!"

    It would be nice to add an option to send my location. So I could message "Hello, I'm here!". So my contact can find easily (maybe with a link to a map ?).

    14 votes
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  16. Bring back option to show notification only when certain words appears in chat.

    In a new Skype there is an option to Notify about new messages only when user is mentioned in chat. It used to be an option to actually use certain words to trigger notifications. It's very welcome in large chat rooms with many participants.

    30 votes
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  17. Lift file sharing limit

    Lift the limit on file sharing size. 300MB is nothing. Bring back p2p for sharing.

    31 votes
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  18. Allow to adjust the size of the chat window

    Let us adjust the size of the chat window.

    121 votes
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  19. Message and Convesation Privacy

    Add option to be able to delete message or entire chat from all devices. Right now user have to login to each device and delete message or entire conversation.

    Let user delete and remove message or entire chat from all devices from one device.

    Give full privacy to users to be able to wipe out and delete message from all devices and forever.

    28 votes
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  20. Make it all the contact data visible again.

    Make it all the contact data visible again. Only one phone number will be displayed. I have some contacts that have more than one phone number. This is essential for landline calls.

    18 votes
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