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  1. live location

    Live location share in a group as well as single chat

    13 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Allow to adjust the size of the chat window

    Let us adjust the size of the chat window.

    123 votes
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  6. 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.

    29 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Make the react button on each message much more subtle

    Possibly only visible when mouse over
    Or in the RightClick (context) menu.

    10 votes
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  9. 6 votes
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  10. Save contact names or merge contacts with people app.

    Every account has their one nickname and it's really annoying to understand who is every person by their nicknames, unless you see the picture icon (if there is any). I would be really convenient an option to save a contact like Viber or at least to merge account with address book (people app, android contact or ios address book).

    10 votes
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  11. 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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    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.

  12. 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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  13. Ability to personalize voicemail

    How to customize voicemail as before?

    204 votes
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  14. 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..

    43 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.

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    87 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

  18. 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.

    27 votes
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  19. 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

    990 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

  20. 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!

    10 votes
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