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  1. Skype Number should be allowed to receive text.

    You can send messages from your Skype Number if you set it as primary on Skype. It would be nice if a person could receive messages on their device. A person could potentially turn a tablet or PC that only has wifi into a device that can make/ receive calls and text. Only the receiving part is missing.

    27 votes

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  2. Allow Microsoft gift cards to be used to pay for Skype services

    It would be nice if I could pay for Skype services using the money that's already in my Microsoft Account. Please replace Skype Account features with Microsoft's native payment features.

    18 votes

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  3. Replace Skype Credit with Microsoft Reward Points

    Skype credits is one of those things that is only used for Skype. It would be nice if Skype credit was replaced with Microsoft Reward Points instead since the points can be used for a variety of services.

    11 votes

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  4. Add Google's RCS support to Skype

    Add Google's Rich Communications Services (RCS) to Skype so that support is native when a user switches Skype to be there default text app.

    21 votes

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  5. Allow Outgoing Messages - PLEASE !!!

    It is imperative to have an outgoing messages. I live in Las Vegas. My phone number is 1 number different from the major hospital here. I field an average of 53 calls a day that are wrong numbers.

    Back when we were allowed to have an outbound message, my message with say, "If you are calling Sunrise Hospital, you have dialed incorrectly, please call 702-xxx-xxxx. If you are trying to reach (MY Company) please leave a message.

    Now not only do you not allow a customized outgoing message, your generic message is that of a young lady with a British…

    32 votes

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  6. Support Microsoft family account parental controls in Skype

    Microsoft should add basic parental controls to Skype that allows a parent to (a) pre-approve all contacts on a child's contact list; (b) view chat history; and (c) not allow a child to delete the chat history.
    Microsoft already has a verifiable parental consent mechanism through the Microsoft Account family accounts feature. https://account.microsoft.com/family/
    I would like my child to contact me while I'm at work (I have Skype installed on my work computer and phone) as well as chat with his grandmother and a cousin who is his age.

    14 votes

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  7. Delete skype account without the closure of ones Microsoft account

    I want to be able to completely delete skype and remove it from my microsoft account.
    Being forced to have a skype account is the single biggest reason why I hate and avoid microsoft web services, and why I'm constantly recommending friends and colleagues to avoid using microsoft services and move to google services instead.
    I hate my skype account and that I'm forced to have a skype icon in my microsoft account, that I have a stupid horrible and ugly skype username that does not match my microsoft account email, and how everytime I opened outlook there was a…

    212 votes

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  8. Bluetooth sound quality

    Fix the sound quality problems and skipping with bluetooth headphones. That would be a great start. Now conferences are a pain. Have to disconnect -> connect all the time

    10 votes

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  9. UAC - Least permissions - not with Skype?

    Why does Skype need Administrative rights to install? What functionality are you tapping into that justifies this? Practice what you preach!

    8 votes

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  10. Add built-in animated gif searching service like giphy into the Windows 10 app

    Smiley's are great, but I want to be able to use animated gifs in Skype on Windows 10 like I can on my Android phone.

    18 votes

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  11. Alexa/Google Home integration

    It would be great if Skype had a skill for Alexa or Google Home so for example we could make a call like this: "Alexa, open Skype and call xyz" etc. Or the same with Google Home. Also it would be great if we could do the same with messages.

    11 votes

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  12. Make Skype 'Window' snap correctly

    All Windows applications, at least the ones on my system, correctly snap to a corner of the screen (Windows Key - Right, Windows Key - Down). Skype snaps as well, but doesn't become the correct size, it is actually quite a bit taller than other snapped windows.

    There appears to be some arbitrary minimum size for the window as I cannot make the window shorter by dragging it, even though there is plenty of free room in the application.

    This only happens in the Skype Windows Desktop application. The UWP application snaps fine, but has reliability issues, which is why…

    7 votes

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  13. Skype should never, under any circumstances hit/call any urls found in a message

    There is no way for skype to know what will happen when these urls are called. It could be anything from displaying a normal webpage to shutting down a nuclear plant.

    Testers often prepare and set up a test environment in such a way that when an url is run a specific problem they found is triggered. They can have spend hours setting it ll up so when the developer checks on the issue he only needs to run the url.
    If that url is sent to the developer by skype, and then skype decide to hit that url it…

    14 votes

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  14. There should be an option to make Skype wake up a Sleeping computer on an incoming call

    Skype should tightly integrate with the operating system and when there's an incoming call when the computer is is sleeping or turned of, it should wake up the computer.

    12 votes

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  15. Allow files and images to be dragged out of skype and dropped in another application

    It should be possible to....


    1. ... Drag a file you have received or are receiving to another application, for example Windows Explorer or an email in Outlook.


    2. ... drag and drop an image you have received or are receiving to another application. When dropped in an imaging application, like dotNET Paint, it should show/insert the image into that application. If dragged into an applikation like Windows Explorer it should provide the image as a file.


    NOTE: This should work and complete successfully even if you close Skype before the operation is complete.

    20 votes

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  16. Dark theme more black

    Dark theme of Android app should be totally black, for energy saving at AMOLED displays.

    14 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 6 votes

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  20. 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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