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  2. make youself completely private. NO ONE CAN CONTACT OR ADD YOU. SO much SPAM!

    make youself completely private. NO ONE CAN CONTACT OR ADD YOU. SO much SPAM!

    3 votes

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  3. Ability to change name

    In the profile you have your "Name" and your "Skype Name". Currently we can change the Name but we can't change the Skype Name. Would it be possible to make it so we can change the Skype Name? I created my Skype Name years ago in the very beginning but now I hate the name and want to change it to my business name instead. And I can't just delete Skype and start a new account because it's so intertwined into my Microsoft account. So I always wish I could just change the Skype Name and be done with it.

    6 votes

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  4. Get rid of the white top bar (title bar/ app bar). Use custom theme consistent top bar.

    Follow the design of the Discord app for the App top bar/ Title bar where user clicks on to move the app.

    2 votes

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  5. Use Spanish punctuation in my chats.

    Although my native language is English, when I type a message in Spanish I would like to be able to use the correct question mark and exclamation at the beginning of my sentence (upside down).

    1 vote

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  6. SMS id verification

    Skype needs to be able to receive SMS messages and calls regarding id verification. It seems more and more this feature is being disabled with skype.

    1 vote

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  7. Convert any

    While calling, convert my native language in to the native language of the other person. For e.g. I can speak english but not chinese so, can skype convert my english speech in to chinese on a real time basis

    1 vote

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  8. Fix issue - “Join Call” not working for active group calls!

    My church has been using Skype for over a decade to connect people to our classes and services. (And for the last year, everyone has been on it as we went totally virtual!)
    This issue has popped up in the last couple weeks: when we call a group for a class, many do not answer immediately, but rather tap “Join Call” when they are ready. However, many people now are seeing a “Join Call” button that is light green instead of the usual darker green, and when they tap it, nothing happens. Each of them then texts our tech person…

    1 vote

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  9. Bring back user names! The current arrangement is ridiculous!

    Just make Skype like it was before Microsoft messed it up!

    2 votes

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  10. fix keyboard issue

    When i receive calls from an inmate in prison i must press 1 to accept the call. However, no matter how many times i press 1 skype doesn't recoginise anything being pressed and therefore i can't accept the call. MANY users have reported a similar issue, please fix this bug asap.

    1 vote

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  11. Allow for account deletion and username changes.

    Separate Skype accounts from Microsoft accounts to allow for account deletion and username changes.

    4 votes

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  12. Microsoft Lifecam Support for Lifecam Call Button

    Can you add a feature where if you press the call button on the Lifecam and you choose the contact you want to call and when you want to call you can press the call button then it will start calling them.

    1 vote

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  13. the split view mode on website

    its on the app not websits

    2 votes

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  14. status indicator

    hovering on Status Indicators should show what the displayed colors mean

    1 vote

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  15. greeting in the voicemail when calls are forwarded

    Could you please set up personised greeting in the voicemail when calls are forwarded!

    1 vote

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  16. TEXT TEMPLATES FOR SKYPE - WHY IS THIS NOT AVAILABLE? THIS IS INSANE?

    Why is there no option for templated messages, and a drop down feature which allows me to insert a message I type again and again every day?

    This feature is not available in the worlds largest messaging platform? How can this possibly not be a feature in skype? This is INSANE?

    1 vote

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  17. Withdraw skype credit to any bank account or credit card

    Currently it is only possible to withdraw skype credits purchased in the last 6 months, also only if the same credit card is still valid and in the account current payment methods.
    Would be great to be able to withdraw credits to any credit card or even bank accounts, without time limits.

    1 vote

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  18. Bring back sound sharing while screensharing when using Skype on a Mac

    I can't share audio while screensharing when using Skype on a Mac. I'm a teacher so not having that option makes my job really difficult. I understand Microsoft users have a box they can check when they want to enable that option.

    1 vote

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  19. Emoji Creators

    Maybe We Can Have An Emoji Creator Too, So We Can Have Fun While We're Chatting And Describe Other Feelings. This Will Be A Cool Thing To Do, Especially If you are "bored Outta My Mind"!

    2 votes

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  20. Split Screen on Playback

    When are we going to be able to disable the split screen when playing back recordings. This is extremely annoying when i am watching a playback of a lesson i don't wish to see myself i only want to concentrate on what the teacher is saying and demonstrating.

    2 votes

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