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  1. Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it might be "shorthand"

    Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it's a suggestion and not a manually typed response. This allows senders to use them as a "shorthand" even if they are only an approximation of a sensible response. This tips the recipient off that the response may have a "stretched meaning".

    Example:
    Them: "Is it alright if I do that one thing?"
    Me: "Right on!" (Suggested response)

    In this case, "Right on!" doesn't quite align with the flow of the conversation, but the recipient knows I'm simply answering in the affirmative.

    8 votes
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  2. Allow to save phone numbers easy from unknown customers

    I would like to save phone numbers from customers that call me easily. The previous Skype allowed me to do that very easy. Also it allowed me to copy the phone number so that I can store it in another app.

    Please add those features again.

    7 votes
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  3. Relationship Status

    Add up a relationship status feature on Skype with the added feature of tagging the partner as well.

    6 votes
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  4. Show away when not using the mobile app, but keep app live

    The possibility to have the mobile app running while not using it (personal setting), and have the option to select after how many minutes it can go to “Away” status

    6 votes
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  5. Change status when I'm in a call

    As the Skype user, I want my status to automatically change to "In a call" when I'm in an active voice conversation, and change back to "Available" when the voice conversation is over. So people will stop trying to call me when I'm already in a call.

    15 votes
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  6. Impossible to verify an account using a phone number if you don't have one

    If your account is temporarily suspended it is impossible to reactivate it if you do not have a phone number. If a code sent to the registered email account is suffice for resetting a password then why not use it as an option to verify the account? Now can't even close my account, ridiculous!

    8 votes
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  7. Skype ver 8 notifications is too big that it can even cover the window. Can it be just like the old skype notifs?

    Skype ver 8 notifications is too big that it can even cover the window. Can it be just like the old skype notifs?

    9 votes
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  8. Default SMS capability

    Should be like it was on windows phone. Where you can use Skype as your default SMS application, where you have the ability to send both text messages and Skype messages int he same app WITHOUT using Skype credit

    14 votes
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  9. unknown

    SPAMMERS have started using a +000000 number that comes up "UNKNOWN PERSON". There is no way for me to block this type of call without limiting all incoming calls only to contacts. Please provide a way to block this type of call or at least send it directly to voicemail and not allow it to ring.

    8 votes
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  10. Adjustable window size in video call

    Sharing screen is one of skype's best features, but it would be better if the video window size is adjustable while skype is minimized when sharing the screen.

    12 votes
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  11. Adjust the video size in video call

    While in video call, skype's new feature is that you can select what/who appears in the main canvas while in a video call(whether sharing the screen or not) it would be better to be able to adjust the width/size in general of ones selected in the main canvas.

    18 votes
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  12. select and delete skype notifications

    I wanna be able to select notifications i've read and delete some notifications from the list

    11 votes
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  13. please add a button to automatically disable the use of the camera.. i've been through cancer & NEED to control who sees me & when

    please add in the buttons controlling front/back camera, the ability to turn all cameras OFF. I've been through chemo/radiation and need the ability to turn off the camera when I am very sick.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thank you for your feedback. You can always choose to make an audio call only or answer the call as an audio call. Video calling is optional. Check out these links, you might find it helpful.

    - Petr

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/fa10613/how-do-i-make-a-call-in-skype

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34859/how-do-i-answer-a-skype-call

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34858/what-can-i-do-during-a-skype-call#Audio%20settings

  14. 5 votes
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  15. Status and quote

    Please add oneday story or a mood message in a column. Include quotes.

    4 votes
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  16. snapshot

    When I take a snapshots on skype the pic automatically goes to the person I'm having a conversation with. There should be a picture totake a snapshot of the person and go to a skype file rather than to the person via a text message. Previous skype editions had this feature. Bottom line: improve snapshot function

    8 votes
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  17. integrated calling

    Please bring back the option to disable integrated calling. I do NOT want Skype calls to interrupt me during my work day by ringing on my phone and clogging up my recent calls list on my phone. I feel like this is an invasion of my privacy because I did not authorize Skype to do this. Please fix this or I will be forced to delete the app permanently.

    12 votes
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  18. no features to apply custom background color

    no features to apply custom background color

    12 votes
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  19. Notification Settings

    Bring back custom notifications!! I need to see when I get a message but I do NOT want or need to see a preview.

    24 votes
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  20. System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    23 votes
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