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  1. new update is CRAP!!!! for both mobile, PC AND especially when u access via hotmail doesnt show correct away status for contacts!

    new update is CRAP!!!! for both mobile, PC AND especially when u access via hotmail doesnt show correct away status for contacts!

    2 votes
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  2. it would be nice to be able to put other contact information for the person we are talking to, and other notes.

    After so many years in market, it is a shame this product has zero contact management. and the little bity that was there has been taken away.
    Skype Should have a full blown Contact manager, similar to and integratable with Microsoft outlook.
    One that you can also add the contact picture, or business card, as well as notes about the contact.

    2 votes
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  3. when a call is received either video call or audio call, the duration is not getting displayed in the chat window.

    when a call is received either video call or audio call, the duration is not getting displayed in the chat window.

    Where as, when a call either video or audio dialled from my end that duration ONLY is getting displayed in the chat window.

    6 votes
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  4. Navigation bar and Status bar color

    When we switch between the dark and light theme, navigation bar and Status bar should be change...

    10 votes
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  5. Create your own color scheme for profile background

    Instead having just 5 simple backgrounds for the profile, pull up an actual color dial with pretty much any color you want to pick from. As for the gradient scheme to it, have more options plus just the plain single color background. I just want red, or dark red. Thats all.

    16 votes
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  6. Share screen

    please remove the window border because that resize the screen and add two black bands or make a full screen option like the previous versions.

    Make profil pictures more tiny with less opacity (or add an option to hide them), they are too big and take a lot of screen space.

    5 votes
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  7. please put a delete tool for call history on skype windows 10

    you really need a task bar on skype windows 10 so we can use options or tools to delete call history

    39 votes
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  8. I just want to be able to dial a phone number and speak with someone (who is not a contact, and never will be a contact).

    I just want to be able to dial a phone number and speak with someone (who is not a contact, and never will be a contact).

    Where has this, the most useful feature, gone? I've done it for 11 years!

    6 votes
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  9. Block List

    When you have a Skype Number you receive a lot of Spam Calls, as with a regular phone. It would be great if you can import lists (CVS ect.) of phone numbers witch can be blocked by Skype. This can be added to the existing Menu Blocked Contacts.

    7 votes
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  10. Reinstate button to disable all sound

    I need to disable all sound. Bring that options back. Thank you.

    9 votes
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  11. This new version doesn't seem to be an improved one and rather seems like a pain. Logs-off by itself very often.

    I would love to have the previous/old version of Skype and hate this new upgrade or latest version. Can I go back to the older version.

    Since I had upgraded to this new version, I have been having trouble. Here is the list of pain areas;
    1. Unable to see 'Missed Calls', which was visible and very convenient in the previous/old versions.
    2. Skype logs-off very frequently without any logic or justifications.
    3. The app seems like very unstable.

    8 votes
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  12. Put the ''chat'' on the right side when you are in a call

    Now: the chat is on the left side, where the contacts are when you are in a call.
    idea: the chat on the right side when you are in a call.
    This will make navigation between contacts easier when you are in a call.

    7 votes
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  13. Turn off last seen

    Please provide the option to turn off last seen. People should have the option to have privacy.

    44 votes
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  14. 23 votes
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  15. "add to call"

    In Skype Classic, you can add incoming calls to an existing call. This facility does not appear to be available in Skype 8.
    I have used Skype for small conference calls for ages, just give them my skype "landline" number and then add them as they call in.
    Please add this back in to Skype 8.

    16 votes
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  16. Outbound ring tone is VERY LOUD and distorted

    When making an outbound call I have to remove my headphones. The ring tone is very loud and distorted. But when the person on the other end answers the volume is normal.

    15 votes
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  17. Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    9 votes
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  18. Automatically sign out when shutdown Computer

    I would like to request for option "Automatically sign out when shutdown Computer". Previously, Skype(without Microsoft) has this option.

    12 votes
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  19. Message Recovery

    Message recovery- being able to recover messages from up to a few years ago. Maybe on website only? (not on app)

    9 votes
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  20. Improve account recovery with multiple possible answers, or empower support employees to do this with correct info

    Improve account recovery.

    My account was hacked.
    The automated form is very frustrating in that it asks for information, many of which may have multiple possible answers.
    Why can't I say, "birthdate could be one of these possible answers?"
    "address could be one of these addresses"
    Or contact someone in person.

    I have all the purchase invoices for everything I've purchased from Skype over the years, and other information that indicates my account ownership. But the automated form makes it all guesswork, and far too time consuming.

    8 votes
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