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  1. Bring back Skype Classic Snapshot. Skype 8 Snapshot sucks.

    When I am talking ot my girlfriend, sometimes I want to take her snapshots. But, its Sype 8., its takes picture of both me and her. I just want to take "HER Picture not mine too. so, revert the snapshot feature like it was in SKYPE CLASSIC.

    44 votes

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  2. Contact integration

    When I go into my phone contacts on either of my android devices, I get the possibility to call a person on either "Viber Out" or WhatsApp - In the old days, Skype was also integrated there - Could you bring that feature back?

    9 votes

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  3. Blocking and invisible

    If someone has blocked you there should be a explanation next to their profile pic saying "you have been blocked" plain and simple, I've heard that if someone has their status set to "seen days ago" this could mean you are blocked, invisible or have not been on Skype for days it's very confusing, I spoke to a technician about it and they said that when someone has blocked you you can't search their name anymore, but you can as I tested it with my friend, I got her to block me, but I had no indication that she had…

    34 votes

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  4. Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    65 votes

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  5. allow paste into the diaload while in a call in UWP versions of Skype for conference call PINs

    the reason I'm still clinging on to the oldest version of Skype that I can on Windows 10 is that I make dozens of conference calls a month and I need to paste in long PIN numbers after the call has connected. this works reasonably well in classic Skype but has never worked in the modern or UWP versions of Skype. since I use Skype primarily for conference calls, this is a significant disadvantage.

    15 votes

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  6. Fix Outlook Integration

    In Skype 7, in the desktop Outlook application you could call a contact simply by using the Outlook "Call" feature. In Skype 8 this TAPI feature was broken, and calling a contact from Outlook brings up the modem dialer instead (and I don;t have a modem or analog phone line).

    I won't upgrade until the Outlook integration is restored and I can call my contacts through Skype from within Outlook. Please do not suggest importing my contacts into Skype; I have 12,000 and wish to keep them separate.

    25 votes

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  7. Put back 3 minute Video message rather then 20 seconds

    Many elderly people find it difficult to type (arthritis etc) and used the 3 minute video message instead of typing. Changing it to 20 second messages is just too short to leave any kind of message - and having to leave 15 messages to = 3 minutes isn't the answer either. Why would you change it from 3 minutes to 20 seconds? Please consider the elderly or people struggling with arthritis in their fingers and reinstate the 3 minute video message. It can't be that difficult to do since you had it that way before.

    44 votes

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  8. Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    17 votes

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  9. Video

    Being back more than 4 cams being able to be shown at once.

    24 votes

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  10. 17 votes

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  11. 9 votes

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  12. We want Skype for Android TV

    Although Skype announced the end of support for the Skype application for Smart TVs, Microsoft should reconsider its decision and start supporting at least Skype for the Android TV operating system, that way we could use any Webcam with UVC (USB Video Device Class) such as the Logitech C920, which is currently used by a video call application called Trueconf, which Skype can compete with and regain its leadership in that market.

    193 votes

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  13. please let me know when call history is back

    call history - the list of calls received by skype is missing in current versions so i am holding on windows v7 until it returns. the feature is missing in the android app as well even though you get a push notification, when you tap on it it returns you to nothing so you have no record of what number called you or any ability to return the call. thanks.

    17 votes

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  14. Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    I'm software enginner so I know what I talk.
    Could be uncompatible with many laws, where I MUST BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY DATA.

    Thanks skype people keeping skype a good app and not an another fading away app.

    12 votes

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  15. Respect us

    If we put a Do Not Disturb or Invisible, it mean you can send a message to us but to calls etc. That would be embarrassing on a phone user...

    11 votes

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  16. keep skypemate usb phone working in new skype version

    keep skypemate usb phone working in new skype version 8 as well as existing 7.41.

    9 votes

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  17. Identity: One ID as Proxy for another ID

    I should be able to give another account authorization to act on my account's behalf. Messaging, calling, contact management, payments, everything.

    Options for full disclosure ("George skyping for Mary"), partial ("an authorized delegate skyping for May"), and no disclosure.

    Contexts:

    • A lawyer should be able to log in as herself and act on behalf of a client's account.

    • A parent for a minor child.

    • An adult child for a parent with dementia.

    • One employee (signed in as themself) for a corporate account.

    • A friend for a friend on vacation.

    • A bot for a user.

    7 votes

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  18. The screen will not be split into two halves

    Hi Skype, please promptly fix the bug in the latest version of skype for mobiles. The screen will not be split into two halves during a video call (I'm on one half of the screen and my other friend) It's bad and impractical, I can not see how I look. Please make a quick fix. Well thank you.

    19 votes

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  19. blocked

    In the old Skype, blocked contacts showed up in search results. I miss that feature very much, please bring it back!

    7 votes

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  20. /kickban user Bans members for joining or being added to your group chat Skype room.

    This command by admin in a Skype Group chat adds users to a Ban list. Even if you make a room not joinable, others can still add people. This never made sense. In Moderated rooms (which should be the default - its not in Classic on Cloud rooms), Admin can make it possible with the /set banlist or the /kickban commands to ban users from either joining or being added by others (even if joining is not enabled).

    You really should add Group as a category for these Skype Ideas!

    13 votes

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