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  1. THe automatic signout of the skype every time I quit the app is very inconvenint. Old version of Skype wasnt like this.

    The automatic sign out of the skype every time I quit the app is very inconvenient. Old version of Skype wasn't like this.

    13 votes
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  2. Messages delay and No notification sound even turn on.

    Skype version 8.33.0.43 does not work. Messages delay and No notification sound when new messages come even notification turn on.

    21 votes
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  3. There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features.

    There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features also which can Convert Any Language into Any Forms of Other Language....

    26 votes
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  4. Allow unlink Skype from the MS account without deleting the account


    1. Provide an option and instructions to update old non-MS live Skype accounts to be updated to a MS live account, rather than creating a new unneeded and unwanted Skype account.

    2. When installing Office 365 and it asks for your Skype name, but won't recognize it because it was created before MS bought Skype. Give the customer the option to stop and associate the account to avoid an erroneous account being created. Provide specific information regarding what will happen if you don't and that it will create a new Skype account and MS won't allow you to unlink it or link…
    171 votes
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  5. 9 votes
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  6. Minimum Split view window widths are too wide and do not remember their last positions

    Split view windows in Classic Skype were able to remember their last known positions on the desktop. The widths of the split windows could be shortened more than what their counterparts had as a minimum window width in Skype for Windows 10. Particularly with the Chat window.

    22 votes
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  7. Bring back /alertson [text] chat command

    Bring back /alertson [text] chat command as a flexible tool in addition to smart notifications.
    It was very convenient to have user-defined word as a trigger for notification, not just @-mention

    8 votes
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  8. Allow blocking of numbers using wildcards. I.e., block from a particular area code or exchange code.

    Allow blocking of (or allow) numbers using wildcards. I.e., block from a particular area code or exchange code. Thus stopping calls where only the last like 4 digits change but the calls are from the same place.

    9 votes
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  9. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    190 votes
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  10. Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    19 votes
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  11. Add a call confirmation popup

    Whenever we hit the call iron, the person gets called directly.
    Please add a confirmation popup so that we don't end up calling someone by accident ,especially in groups with a lot of people this problem is a headache.

    11 votes
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  12. Distinguish incoming calls from a skype number when having two or more nimbers.

    It would be nice to Distinguish incoming calls from a skype number when having two or more nimbers. Now, I can not tell from which number is the incoming call placed!

    8 votes
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  13. Calls history on Skype for iPhones

    I hope calls history would show each call made and the date, time, and duration of each call.

    13 votes
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  14. Support Video calling fully from Smart Watch such as the LEM4 PRO by LEMFO - i see other person's video & sound but they only hear my sound

    Smart Watch Video Calling - Support Video calling fully from Smart Watch such as the LEM4 PRO by LEMFO - i see other person's video & sound but they only hear my sound

    5 votes
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  15. send voice message

    I really do not want to send video messages. Please provide a way to turn this off and just send voice messages, particularly as it is not possible to see if someone is online but not available

    17 votes
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  16. we need the ability to leave a voice message from our personal comps.

    we need to be able to leave a private voice message to our contacts who were either not online to receive our call or the call just didnt go thru for one reason or another.. since reading a message is not safe when driving, it would be nice for them to be able to listen to your message and know to call you back..

    13 votes
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  17. Reintegrate Windows high-contrast mode

    I am a visually disabled person. I was recently forced to update to the latest version of Skype and imagine my shock when the high-contrast settings I use on my computer are no longer effecting Skype. I’ve of course seen that Skype itself has a Dark Theme setting and have tried it. It is absolutely horrible. Not only does the centre of the screen were you see who you are calling with stay a colour gradient instead of turning black, the chat does not fully change either. Only my own messages turn black with white lettering. Other people’s messages stay…

    9 votes
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  18. Using Skype number as Caller ID The Netherlands

    Make the Netherlands and other European countries available for using a Skype number as a Caller ID.

    12 votes
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  19. Using Skype number as Caller ID The Netherlands

    Add The Netherlands for identification of caller ID using Skype Number.

    10 votes
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  20. Stop the current skype project and copy everything from skype for business. It is all what Skype should be.

    Stop the current skype project and copy everything from skype for business. It is all what Skype should be.

    8 votes
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