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  1. Allow profile pictures to be added to contacts list

    Please re-add function to add profile picture to contacts list and keep the picture even if the contact is added to favorites (pictures are currently being deleted when adding a contact as a favorite)

    14 votes
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  2. Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    What did Microsoft strip out?


    1. No longer could you leave a personalized voice-mail message;


    2. No longer could you set your ring to one sound device (external speaker) and listen through another sound device (your headset). So on each call, now you have to switch back and forth, and make sure you leave the speaker on the external when you end each call, or you will never hear the ring of a new call;


    3. No longer can you…

    27 votes
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  3. Bring back sound sharing while screen sharing

    bring back the ability to share sound while sharing screen on newest Skype for Mac, I can't share sound while sharing screens on Mac and its super annoying

    31 votes
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  4. Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    18 votes
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  5. Multiple leave chat

    Enable multiple leave chats. When you have a lot of chats (hundred) and you want to leave all them to avoid noise, current UI is not allowing to leave all the chats in just one click. You need to go one by one and leave.

    20 votes
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  6. restore the RINGING destination facility

    not a new idea but your latest skype version removed the facility to send ringing to a seperate speaker--a bad idea--why not restore this and allow us to receive ringing in a seperate location and then we won,t be missing calls

    11 votes
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  7. Let us turn off text formating

    Give us the choice to turn off text formating

    18 votes
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  8. Contacts set up and editing functionality needs improving

    Contacts in v8 needs to have similar functionality and the flexibility that v7 had.

    e.g.1 v7 allows a non-Skype contact to be set up prior to calling them on their phone number, with v8 you can only create a contact after you've made or received a call to or from a phone number
    e.g.2 v7 allows multiple phone numbers to be set up against a contact, but v8 appears to allows only one number
    e.g.3 v7 allows you to edit or modify a phone number type such as change a number from being "Office" to "Home" or "Mobile", v8 appears…

    17 votes
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  9. Bring back the yellow message notification so that we don't have to open and check Skype every time.

    The yellow message notification was useful so that one doesn't have to keep opening Skype unless necessary.

    Bring back country time zones in the profile .

    30 votes
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  10. Please allow me to toggle between sharing screen and camera view. I miss that

    Please allow me to toggle between sharing screen and camera view. I miss that

    15 votes
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  11. New contact display

    I want a small screen option to show who is/is not online of a selected group of contacts, Something that can be left on the desktop while I am working if I want.

    5 votes
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  12. Improve the user interface so we know what will happen when we take an action.

    The user has no idea what will happen when clicking a button.

    There is text that is clickable and it is not at all obvious it is a button.

    Some buttons with the arrow > open the next level and others go to a browser window.

    Some buttons allow changes and other buttons make a call when this was not what the intention.

    This assumes the user knows which are clickable buttons and which are not.

    Very confusing interface with lots of basic function missing or hidden.

    I do not have time to play adventure games with work software to…

    16 votes
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  13. Have the ability to edit a contact. Not just the name.

    Have the ability to edit contact information where it is incorrect or add additional contact details like mobile, land line or anything at all.

    11 votes
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  14. in the previous app was very easy to update phones numbers. Now I don;t know how to do it

    in the previous app was very easy to update phones number. Now I don't know how to do it .

    In general Skype is not nice anymore. I don't like it. definitely I prefer the previous one, more friendly

    5 votes
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  15. Be able to lock chosen default speakers.

    I want to be able to lock my default speaker choice. I use blue tooth headphones and when I turn them off, it sets the speaker setting back to the computer speakers. Every time I want to use my headphones, I have to go back to settings, and reset for my blue tooth headphones.

    7 votes
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  16. Get rid of the smiley in the messages

    Have you been reading the feedback on the web? Please get rid of the smileys. Imagine sending a message like 'Andy had surgery' and receiving that with a smiley.

    6 votes
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  17. SAVE USERNAME. NOT PASSWORD.

    GIVE OPTION TO SAVE YOUR USERNAME, BUT NOT PASSWORD.
    THIS IS BASIC SECURITY.

    17 votes
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  18. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    9 votes
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  19. Reply/Quote media messages

    Quote media messages such as images, videos..etc

    15 votes
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  20. Please include an option to delete the message in private conversations

    Please look into this feature and include in future. we need an option to edit the messages in private conversations as well delete option :)

    23 votes
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