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  1. how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow Update settings recently removed. Nobody wants these surprise updates, and nobody needs a shortcut placed on their desktop.

    How simple it would be, as most programs offer, as Skype used to, to have a setting for updating preference, eh?

    The more Microsoft controls user experience and constantly jacks around with updates and interface, the more Google and Apple are empowered.

    17 votes

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  3. Set a Macro to use as a Mute/End Call button on keyboard!

    Allows you to bind a key to use when the Skype app is open and in calls so that you can mute yourself or end the call when tabbed out! It's frustrating when I am in game and need to mute, but have to tab out of the game to mute myself - especially since my mic doesn't have a mute switch!

    10 votes

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  4. Naming phone numbers for easier managing of multiple calling daily!

    So basically old skype had this function where you could save a phone number as a contact(basically naming it any name you want).Me working with skype and calling a lot of numbers daily this was so much easier since I could just search the name I've already assigned to someone and their contact-number would pop up.New skype doesn't support that.

    14 votes

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  5. add option to auto answer

    auto answer needs to be able to be used for selected contacts instead of for everyone one because if you have family you want to have call you any time but dont want to be contacted by friends any time you cant make that happen at the moment

    so add a right click on contact name option to add / remove from a auto answer list

    19 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Separate First Name/Last Name/ Company Name in the contact listing and allow sort by first or last name.

    Enter contacts as First Name/ Last Name/ Company Name and allow contact list to be ordered by Last/First or First/Last

    10 votes

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  7. Delete Per message

    Make it possible to delete a message per message from sender, not the whole conversation, as per own messages currently.

    36 votes

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  8. Total contacts

    Please display total number of contacts under the head "contacts"

    8 votes

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  9. Skype call history

    Please bring the Skype Call History back for the Latest Version of Skype for Windows 10 (Current version 8.31.0.92). I want to see a list of calls made and the costs of each call. Classic Skype had this feature and it was easy to use. Should also be easy to get access to the Call History.

    66 votes

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  10. Why is the shared screen option missing , bring it back

    The button which gave a list of sharing screen and sound etc . This is missing and we I can have meetings sharing screen .

    7 votes

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  11. You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skyp latest version of

    You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skype's latest version.

    15 votes

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  12. Make it when you close out skype or minimize it that it goes down to the icon try instead of closing out completely

    Make it when you close out skype or minimize it that it goes down to the icon try instead of closing out completely. its a pain to accidently close it out and having to click the icon again and having to wait for it to start back up

    16 votes

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  13. video settings back

    I would like the video settings back. The control of the whiteness balance, brightness, background lighting, etc.

    30 votes

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  14. I want to be able to merge my accounts, and keep only one.

    I want to be able to merge my accounts and keep only one.

    71 votes

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  15. add SMS phone contact

    Need to add a phone # to send an SMS. OR, to change that persons Skype profile phone # so that I can send an SMS. WITH this feature I could contact the person and text "PLS TURN ON SKYPE"

    11 votes

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  16. The ability to choose WHICH contacts' calls are answered automatically.

    In addition to choosing to let and video starting automatically when a contact calls you; Let us only choose certain contacts that are able to have their call answered automatically. Give us more control, please.

    20 votes

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  17. Managing non Skype contacts

    A sort for non Skype contacts and not have them mixed in with Skype contacts with the "all" sort.

    21 votes

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  18. Missed call notifications

    You leave a message saying "Missed call from XXXXXXX" if someone tries to call you and you do not answer. If YOU try someone and they do not answer the message reads "Missed call".

    Why not say "Missed call from you" or "Missed call to XXXXX"?

    16 votes

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  19. Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    19 votes

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  20. Stop shifting (or bouncing) the entire window of text for new message notification!

    When trying to read through previous messages in a group chat (on desktop version), the entire body of text bounces, even when trying to scroll down. When multiple messages are still arriving, the bouncing text is very difficult to read and becomes quite frustrating (especially with lively conversations)!!!! Request to disable the shifting/bouncing text on the desktop application and replace it with say an icon animation (or nothing at all since the new message alerts fill up the side of my screen anyways).

    7 votes

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