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  1. Please give an option to delete groups

    we are unable to delete groups. If you give option to delete group it will be helpful

    10 votes

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  2. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes

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  3. Subscription limitations

    The subscription is limited for one time purchase, let suppose that I purchase one subscription for a month, and that subscription is finished before the time period, then i am not able to purchase the same subscription for the second time, it must be changed, so that the customer can purchase the same subscription for 2nd or even 3rd time.

    10 votes

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  4. how to add contacts

    On the older versions it was easy to find and add a contact from different points on the screen, But lately Ive been spending frustrating hours just to add a contact name to a number I dialed or create a new one from previous history , in all of the late versions are AWFUL and the problem is that I have 4 accounts with automatic recharge for more than several years now , and I'm about to cancel all of my accounts if this issue isn't updated to show clearly and or pop up from different points around the screen;…

    18 votes

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  5. Group chat with blocked person

    We are using Skype to work in a development team. I have been abused by one of the members. Now, I am a big boy, I don't go crying to mommy, so I just blocked the dude. No sweat there. But the problem now is that we do work on a project together, and I need to be able to chat regarding work in group chats.

    I therefore suggest that when you block a person, add an option to block him from private chats, group chats, or both.

    9 votes

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  6. Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    5 votes

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  7. Could you please provide an option to customise the theme colours, which now we have only dark and light. This would be a massive tool.

    Could you please provide an option to customise the theme colours, which now we have only dark and light. This would be a massive tool for the users who are often engaged with Skype. Customising the overall theme layout would be handy for developers who give this as a massive support, if you could implement for us.

    15 votes

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  8. Audio

    Please bring back the 4th button in the video chat frame which controls the volume of just the other person's voice, not the devices volume.

    17 votes

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  9. Windows version does not allow me to put in number Options when calling . Example "enter 1 if your call is for accounts or 2 etc. .

    Windows Skype does not allow me to enter options. For ex. Enter 1 for Accounts, or 2 for Customer service etc. It makes it useless for me when dialing a bank for instance when abroad. I have to use the Classic Version for that.

    8 votes

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  10. resizable sidebar

    make it that we can resize the sidebar wether to display only icons or with text with the length we wanted

    13 votes

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  11. Skype Number Caller Information

    Skype number calling idea. When a caller is calling, Skype looks up the number in the web directory and pulls information on that caller ID number. I.E. business name, Spam, person's name... similar to how android pull their caller ID number information.

    17 votes

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  12. Siri integration- please bring it back

    Since version 8.1 release the Siri integration no longer works (e.g. Siri call Jane on Skype)

    This really hinders some of our Skype calling bots as well as general usability issues for general iOS users.

    See open topic https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_ios-skype_callms-skype_audioms/skype-81-not-integrated-with-siri-anymore/29fa350c-9c88-4f89-b3bd-194dfbd11a0b?messageId=75e08c20-7c1b-45d5-aba7-ab6c5985a38b for more example of frustration on this feature removal.

    27 votes

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  13. 139 votes

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    21 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Open new IM conversations in new windows or make program smaller

    Allow the new version of Skype to have IM conversations open in new windows or allow us to make the program smaller. It takes up way to much space on my monitor.

    36 votes

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  15. Chat history in plain text files

    Vital for searching, archiving, backups and audits !

    Chat history should be stored in flat text files, one directory per contact, files should have starting timestamp in the filename.

    29 votes

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  16. Bring back the search functionality as it was in previous classic version + add/improve other search features

    Bring back the Search functionality. (as it was in previous classic version)

    Currently the searching functionality is not up to the mark. As in earlier skype versions a user can search anything in a particular chat, but currently it seems very distracting as it search the whole skype history and user can not find the exact results for which he/she is searching.

    433 votes

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  17. sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    9 votes

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  18. Microsoft has ruined Skype. Why strip out Ctrl Find, Jump Back, and emasculate Ctrl C so it only copies 20% of what you select and "copy"?

    Why ruin prior Skype? Even fundamental software conventions (that were put in place 20 years ago by Microsoft) have been stripped out of the "new and improved" Skype. Please provide a safe pathway back to a prior version of Skype and seriously, what were you thinking? Epic fail.

    9 votes

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  19. stop signing me in automatically

    stop signing me in automatically

    22 votes

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  20. Being able to bring up any chat with any person, no matter how old the messages

    I have messages from chats I’d like to reread but Skype has deleted them, and it’s heartbreaking that I can never have those again.

    5 votes

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