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  1. Allow Skype to send SMS to mobile numbers

    Apart from the Win32 app, it is literally impossible to use Skype to send an SMS to an arbitrary mobile number. Fix this.

    40 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    Hi – We’d love more details about your experience here.

    If you have Skype credits you do have the ability to send SMS by going to the profile of the person you want to SMS and choosing “Send SMS”.

    You can also send an SMS to an arbitrary number from the dial pad by entering the phone number and selecting the SMS button to the left of the call button.

    Additionally we are adding the ability to SMS via your Android phone with SMS Connect, which recently rolled out to insiders. Keep an eye out for this feature coming to all builds in the next few months.

  2. Create a Microsoft 365 Client

    Microsoft is busy executing its vision of unification under the banner of Microsoft 365.

    There are a few products cluttering up my notification tray, and they all come from Microsoft. Why not combine these into a unified Microsoft 365 sync/action interface?

    This would be the starting point for making a fluid experience that would:

    Combine Yammer, Teams, SfB , Skype Consumer;
    Combine SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, OneDrive Consumer;
    Combine Office Portal/Search, Office 365 Desktop Apps, and Windows mail/ Windows consumer apps;
    Potentially even combine Dynamics 365 tasks, MS Project tasks, Flow approvals, To-Do tasks, SharePoint Task Lists, etc.

    This new…

    7 votes
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  3. Ability to personalize voicemail

    How to customize voicemail as before?

    195 votes
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  4. Private Conversation Improvements (End-to-end encryption)

    End to end encryption. Self destructive messages, ability to stop users from taking screenshots in secret chats, etc..

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

    We recently released end-to-end encryption via the Private Conversations feature Brian mentioned below and would love any feedback about how you use it, what you think of it, and what you’d like to see us do next.

    Please add your feedback here for features you’d like to see in Private Conversations.

  5. add support for phone menu options for example when it says press 1 to continue

    When I make a phone call in skype it does not allow me to use their menu options such as 1 for support 2 for orders...
    Please add support for this.
    Thanks

    10 votes
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  6. Signing in with an email that has an associated SfB account should redirect users to the right app

    Right now, if a user downloads "Skype for Personal Use" and tries to log in with a corporate account, they simply get told they don't have an account.

    Due to confusing naming, they may be trying to access a corporate SfB account using the wrong client. Rather than simply failing to find a "Windows Live" account and suggesting account creation, Skype should do the same discovery as SfB, and if it finds an SfB server, it should additionally direct the user to whichever client is appropriate.

    5 votes
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  7. Skype should allow me to transfer a call session between devices

    I might start a call on my iPad, or on a web client, but want to transfer my call over to my phone, my surface, my surface hub, mac, or other signed-in devices. I should be able to hit a transfer button to send a call to another active device on my account. There should be a quick hand-off, and the call should activate there without interruption, in group/individual calls.

    84 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We are continuously working to improve the quality and functionality of Skype to meet your needs. Please continue to contribute your ideas — it push us to innovate, problem solve, and understand your needs.
    Thank you for helping us improve Skype.
    - Petr

  8. Audio

    Use of audio codec from earlier Skype platforms (prior to sale to MS, or Skype 7 at least!) Musicians who use this service for teaching and rehearsing cannot approach the audio quality of old Skype or
    current FaceTime even with high quality microphones.

    26 votes
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  9. Add the ability to customize different types of notifications and its settings for calling/receiving/IM, ringtones, volume, online/offline..

    possibility to modify sounds and notifications like in Skype 7
    - startup and quit sound
    - ringtones (in/out coming)
    - volume
    - when somebody goes online/offline
    - ability to disable all notifications
    - notification even when active

    974 votes
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    197 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Some of the most consistent feedback we’ve received from you has to do with sounds and how you are notified about the goings on in Skype 8. We understand that all of these things are important for you and we are working on it.

    Thank you for your patience
    - Petr

  10. Skypeme!

    Bring back Skypeme or something similar so you can meet new people, not only talk to your you know! I've met many people this way who I still am in contact with 10 years on!

    9 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    78 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.

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Bring back Skype Client on TV

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

    23 votes
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  16. 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.

    48 votes
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  17. 171 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 13 votes
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  20. 9 votes
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