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  1. translator

    why only voice translator? what happened to the old textual translators? I am deaf and voice is completely useless! textual is a great blessing when talking with my wife and family in Thailand

    8 votes
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  2. free 60 min Skype with Office 365

    when you subscribe to Office 365, you get monthly 60 minutes for Skype calls.
    Instead of creating a new Skype ID, it should be possible to choose to activate the free minutes on an existing Skype account. That would be good design...

    9 votes
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  3. enable the old system with a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame

    enable the old system for a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame which was much better than the present stupid fixed size circle where the photo has to be adjusted on the profilers PC before using.

    7 votes
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  4. multiple delete contacts

    Allow us to delete multiple contacts instead of having to click on their profile, remove contact, and then click on remove contact again for confirmation. A simple "Edit" button that will allow us to use a checkbox to multi-select would be great.

    49 votes
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  5. Keep old Skype ID during migrations

    When you migrated Skype to Login.Live.Com and Microsoft, your system assigned a new Skype ID to the email address I was using with my old Skype ID. After getting some support I learned that to access my old Skype ID I have to log in with the Skype ID itself and not my email address. If I log in with my email address I get taken to my new system-assigned ID. Apparently I can't migrate my contacts, conversations and history from my old Skype ID to the ID newly assigned to the same email address, nor can I replace the…

    12 votes
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  6. Allow Skype Connect use my existing phone number

    I would like to keep my existing landline phone number because all my contacts already have that phone number

    7 votes
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  7. Allow Skype Connect to send faxes

    Allow Skype Connect to send faxes

    13 votes
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  8. Simplify Main Window view (remove your extras)

    Hi! Thanks for adding Automatic Call Pickup feature. That was my most wanted feature for my mom.

    Now the next step. Simplify the Main Window.

    1) Remove the search string abive - it is irriratating that you forice it on us!

    2) Remove the buttons for Chats, Contacts, Notifications. These should be accessible in the menu. I hate this bar!

    3) Stop converting every **** call into an empty chat! This confuses and clutters the view. Why show empty chats???

    4) Please stop pulling all the Contacts. I don't want that. Do not mix all contacts!

    The new interface is…

    6 votes
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  9. actually have a ringing sound when someone calls you, is this just too difficult for your junior high programmers????

    add the ability to have a ringing sound when someone calls.
    currently there is none.

    your software is worst written in last 50 years.

    8 votes
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  10. Make the contact bar on the left hand side collapsible

    The side bar that shows all contacts along th left hand side of the window is fine but when using sky on IPad or anything else with a smaller screen it takes up almost half the chat area.
    Would be more convenient to be able to collapse it so just contact icons are visible while chatting to extend the size of the actual chat box

    10 votes
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  11. You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    18 votes
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  12. I would like to have other options to sign into my account when I travel overseas so my account stops locking!

    I am military and deploy. A lot. Every time I try to access hotmail or Skype at a new computer it wants to send a text to my phone, which does not have access in theatre. I usually have the code send and answer the questions but it STILL locks the accounts. Thus, you cant Skype home! So you are deployed and cant call your family! Completely useless. There needs to be another way aside from a text that you can access your account. Why are there not questions? Or why is my second e-mail not able to verify? Microsoft,…

    7 votes
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  13. group chat description

    just add a group description feature in skype group chat just like in whatsapp group

    13 votes
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  14. Why has Skype made it so obscure to easily add & name a contact and also delete contacts ?

    Return or reinstate simple system of adding names with their numbers and also enabling them to be deleted. Please make it plain under which heading these actions for a contact list should make it easy to change.

    7 votes
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  15. Remember right panel settings

    One Win10, I want it to start with the Contacts tab selected and Active Now filter on. I have to change that manually EVERY TIME I START UP. It drives me nuts. Please just remember the settings.

    7 votes
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  16. Stop people from recording others

    People shouldn’t be allowed to record with our permission

    8 votes
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  17. recover deleted chat conversation history

    recover deleted chat conversation history

    53 votes
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  18. Gender

    Offer other options under 'gender' for profile. Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender. If Skype/Microsoft wishes to be seen as inclusive and progressive, then they will offer other options than just 'Other', for e.g. 'Non-Binary'. There are many academic studies that more than suggest the need for more inclusive demographic/profile forms, and many agencies, organisations and even governments who are making positive steps to be more inclusive with demographic information. Microsoft as a major influencer should at least keep up with…

    26 votes
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    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate your feedback! As an open minded company we believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion, and we strive to create an environment that improves your Skype experience. Thanks for helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

  19. Change my online status on the tray bar icon in Skype for Windows 10 app

    Now Insider version of Skype for Windows 10 app (Version: 14.37.26.0) has tray bar icon but it has no ability to change my online status just like Skype for Desktop has.

    Please, bring this feature also into the Skype for Windows 10 app!

    7 votes
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  20. Share screens on phone?

    Is simple. Share screen on phone.

    9 votes
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