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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. 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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  2. Skype 8 doesn't show when a message was edited

    Unlike earlier versions, in Skype 8 when you hover over the pencil icon, which is the icon signifying that a message has been edited, it doesn't display when it was edited.

    Please include this vital information again. Skype support indicated that not including it is "by design."

    5 votes
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  3. Robot Free Skype.

    Make it possible to opt out of Robots (aka Cortana).

    6 votes
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  4. Profile banners

    It would be cool if we can set profile banners. Almost like google+ has

    5 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Skype. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request. Please keep continue supporting this Idea.

    - Petr

  5. Bring back the option to disable the skype watermark during videocalls

    We had that useful option on Classic Skype. Bring it back on Skype 8 and UWP

    25 votes
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  6. light colored icons (e.g. the camera, phone and contacts) on a light background (light gray circle) make it difficult for vision impaired

    Create icons that vision impaired people (i.e. macular degeneration) can see. It is not easy or intuitive to find settings that can help with making the screen larger and making icons more visible.

    For vision impaired people, keeping the screen layout simple and keeping it the same is very helpful (because they tend to memorize where things are located on the screen).

    I am submitting this on behalf of my neighbor who has macular degeneration. he uses Skype weekly to keep in touch with his sister-in-law

    10 votes
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  7. Can you make the screen share like it was before.

    One of the things that's a bit annoying about sharing the screen is there's a bunch of useless clutter when watching a screen share that's impossible to get rid of. Also it's not proper full screen anymore. Can you restore it to how it was before ruining it thanks?

    28 votes
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  8. Push to talk

    Push to Talk. It is a thing. Literally every other VoIP app has this and Skype used to from what I gather.

    190 votes
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  9. why does my skype close when I minimize it, I want it to stay on!

    I want my Skype to stay open when I minimize it

    6 votes
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  10. 6 votes
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  11. Tool to remove conversations wuld be useful

    It would be useful to be able to delete typed conversations

    6 votes
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  12. 10 votes
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  13. Create an option to let Skype start with the Contacts view as the default?

    My Skype version always starts with the Chats view. Creating an option to let users choose a different view, like Contacts which I use most, would be a better feature.

    9 votes
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  14. I would prefer to sign in and sign out, as I used to on skype 7. at the moment anyone can read my skype conversations if the computer is on,

    I want to retain the sign in, sign out procedure that I had with Skype 7. At the moment anyone can read my Skype messages if the computer in on. This is not what I want.

    10 votes
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  15. 13 votes
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  16. I wanted to keep the feature of having the Skype icon at the right bottom system tray

    I wanted to keep the feature of having the Skype icon at the right bottom system tray

    9 votes
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  17. Call Rating

    Please make an opportunity so that we don't have to rate every call

    7 votes
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  18. Export entire lifespan of conversation, with dates, names, times, image previews

    Wouldn't it be great to select all in a conversation history with someone, copy and paste it, and everything pasted , the ENTIRE chat, plus dates names and times, AND image/link previews?

    30 votes
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  19. Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    12 votes
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  20. Provide incoming chats with a sound

    Provide incoming chats with a sound even when a particular chat is not open, to alert for incoming message when away from the computer.

    21 votes
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