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  1. Add option to bring back beautiful icons from first version of the Skype 8

    New icons in Skype 8 is so usual but old version of that was so sexy. Please add option to switch between them.

    12 votes

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  2. Reintroduce custom menus

    Good evening,

    Since version 8.16.76.8 of Skype released last February, the "custom menus" present in Skype, have been removed and the only one that is still present concerns only the change of avatar:
    https://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/11/54/95/77/34794_10.jpg

    These gave a nice side to Skype which is not the case now:
    https://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/11/54/95/77/status10.png

    Could you reintroduce them in an upcoming Skype update please?

    Thank you in advance.

    9 votes

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  3. 6 votes

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  4. Let us edit Private Conversation messages, if possible.

    If it is technically feasible, let us edit already sent Private Conversation posts. I miss that compared to Standard Skype.

    11 votes

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  5. Allow direct purchases rathen than using skype credits

    while getting a skype number the option is to use skype credit...this makes the taxation twice to use just one service 1. while buying skype credits, 2. while getting the skype number

    9 votes

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  6. Dont Show When a Message is Removed

    Allow users to remove messages completely, instead of replacing them with "this message has been removed." If a user doesn't want someone to recieve a message, having that feature kind of defeats the purpose.

    19 votes

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  7. Need the ability to mute the ringer for incoming and calls and messages.

    Need the ability to mute the ringer or adjust the volume for incoming and calls and messages.

    31 votes

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  8. Music Player

    Create music player like telegram that can be play music in app

    15 votes

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  9. Raise your hand

    Add a "raise your hand" option for group audio calls which notifies everybody on the call that I (or anyone person) want to speak. This is very useful during meetings. This can be useful during any conference call so at to not to interrupt a speaker in the middle and unlike a video where you can make out from a listener's expression that they might want to talk, on an audio call the only way for someone to convey their intention to speak is to wait till someone finishes their sentence but there might be multiple people who wish to…

    61 votes

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  10. Integrate Live Surveys and Polling during Meetings

    This feature is available in some competitive tools to do audience polling or live questions (not just chat) but more classified for interactive real time meetings. More useful during townhalls

    8 votes

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  11. New User Registration

    This should be made as simple as how its on what's app. Only phone number....
    Email should not be required....

    7 votes

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  12. Contacts

    This needs to be cleaned up and simplified. Very old contacts cannot be merged or cleaned. Very confusing why multiple contacts appear

    Linking seems to be device specific and not happening on the server level.... We shouldn't have to link contacts if we switch devices

    21 votes

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  13. In Private Conversations, permit the sender to forbid forwarding, copying, and screen shots.

    Make it an election of a private message sender if the recipient can forward, copy, or take screen shots.

    (Yes, I know users can take a second camera and take a screen shot, but it's still hassle and so a deterrent.)

    6 votes

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  14. 14 votes

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  15. Remove the Skype Highlights on mobile, or at least let us completely hide them in the app

    I understand why Microsoft wants to make Skype a more social platform, but nobody asked for Skype Highlights, and nobody use them. At its core, Skype is a messaging/Voip app, we don't need it to become the new Snapchat. Thanks.

    5 votes

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  16. I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break...

    I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break... I use to just change my color to yellow, and when I was back I could change it back to green. Sometimes I ofcourse forget to do it, so it would be nice if there was an option to set it on auto, so that if Skype detecs that I am using computer it would auto set it to green and vice versa. But ofcourse this should only be an option, since sometimes…

    14 votes

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  17. Rethink message status feedback: message delivered time, messaged viewed time, contact last seen/online time

    People need to know the status of their messages. Is it sent so that I may go offline? Is it delivered so that the recipient may see it? When did they see it? When were they last online, so that I may (not) already have a response? -- People communicate via TCP, not UDP. ;)

    And of course, we're all having very different people in our lives which needs to be adressed: What information I share with whom should be configurable by contact or group and a general setting, and be immediately visible in a conversation. Perhaps mutual configuration settings…

    70 votes

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  18. Allow for current API software that connects to skype classic to work with skype uwp app.

    Allow for current API software that connects to skype classic to work with skype uwp app.

    22 votes

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  19. Like old Skype, Translator should start in same window. And also translation for both users should br changeable by single user in GUI

    Like old Skype, Translator should start in same window. And also translation for both users should br changeable by single user in GUI interface not in CLI,

    20 votes

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  20. Theme

    I would like more colours setting ( and personalizing ), like for example "green" or another colour!

    11 votes

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