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  1. Video calls are not working for a lot of people in the new version. When a person goes back to 7, it works fine, yet again.

    A lot of people are complaining that there have been issues. I know, I, for one could not do a video call on the new version. The person could not hear me, until I switched back to our precious Classic. Keep Classic Skype, alive!

    20 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Please keep all messaging history, but have this *include* video messages. Even on Classic, they started removing them, automatically.

    This is an awesome idea because I really wish I still had my video messages from some lost loved ones that were automatically deleted after a certain period of time. At the very least, we need our history and the way it's organized and kept on Classic Skype, along with how we can search through it. Something to consider with the video messages. Thank you. And, they certainly need to be longer than 20 seconds!! Even 3 minutes didn't seem to be enough. I'm not sure what anyone was thinking with this "upgrade".

    12 votes

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  3. Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7.

    Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. For example:

    [9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
    [9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

    How it is "organized" on V8:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    I think everyone can see the difference. It's hard to follow, whereas in Classic, it was organized perfectly, with the time AND the date, along with the person's full name.! On V12, you can't even copy a thread of conversations at all.…

    80 votes

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    8 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. how to know when theres a message on skype

    have the same on old skype where a yellow dot is left on tray icon please

    7 votes

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  5. Please add a MENU on the top with which one can get to any feature that are incorporated in the SKYPE. Such as "add new contact" when clickt

    You should make it more user friendly. Current version of SKYPE is difficult to use and understand all the features - plus it lack many features. Best thing will be to add a Main MENU on the the top which has all items like ADD NEW CONTACT, ADD NEW PHONE NUMBER TO A CONTACT, DELETE CONTACT, CHANGE THE PROFILE, BLOCK THE CONTACT, ETC. These all should be on the Main MENU on the top so that it simplifies all the features that are mostly used. The current version has lot of flaws and complications that even a genius cannot understand…

    17 votes

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  6. Allow me to save a whole conversation as a text file

    Allow me to save a whole conversation (all history) as a text file on my local computer

    149 votes

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  7. 7 votes

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  8. 6 votes

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  9. Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available.

    Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available. This allowsa person to proof their entire message.

    12 votes

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  10. When Skype 8 is started, remember previous position and dimension of window

    Let skype 8 remember position and resizing of previously closed skype.

    In Skype 7, my skype always opens on the left side of my monitor and hover 1/2 of the whole monitor. Now in Skype 8 it remembers that 1/2 of the monitor but its place in the center on every start.

    This will improve my daily moving window and improve my multitasking.

    45 votes

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  11. On X don't close window, minimize it

    In version Skype 7.* when you click on X window just got minimized not closed. It will be good feature to have settings to choose what will happen to window.

    35 votes

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  12. visual notification

    in the new skype there is no visual notification anymore (the yellow one for instance). We need it back.

    31 votes

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  13. bring backchat with contacts

    Bring back separate chat windows option. There is too much to do now when chatting with more than one person at a time. The separate chat windows allowed us to multi-task in skype.

    8 votes

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  14. Make it easier to find update for Skype!

    Have an update setting on Skype window.

    6 votes

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  15. Logging in

    The Classic Skype had a setting whereby automatic logging in could be disabled, please bring it back. I know one can sign out, but it is an extra step.
    Thanks

    11 votes

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  16. Allow profile pictures to be added to contacts list

    Please re-add function to add profile picture to contacts list and keep the picture even if the contact is added to favorites (pictures are currently being deleted when adding a contact as a favorite)

    14 votes

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  17. Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    What did Microsoft strip out?

    1. No longer could you leave a personalized voice-mail message;

    2. No longer could you set your ring to one sound device (external speaker) and listen through another sound device (your headset). So on each call, now you have to switch back and forth, and make sure you leave the speaker on the external when you end each call, or you will never hear the ring of a new call;

    3. No longer can you…

    27 votes

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  18. Bring back sound sharing while screen sharing

    bring back the ability to share sound while sharing screen on newest Skype for Mac, I can't share sound while sharing screens on Mac and its super annoying

    41 votes

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  19. Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    21 votes

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  20. Multiple leave chat

    Enable multiple leave chats. When you have a lot of chats (hundred) and you want to leave all them to avoid noise, current UI is not allowing to leave all the chats in just one click. You need to go one by one and leave.

    24 votes

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