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  1. Be able to lock chosen default speakers.

    I want to be able to lock my default speaker choice. I use blue tooth headphones and when I turn them off, it sets the speaker setting back to the computer speakers. Every time I want to use my headphones, I have to go back to settings, and reset for my blue tooth headphones.

    7 votes

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  2. Get rid of the smiley in the messages

    Have you been reading the feedback on the web? Please get rid of the smileys. Imagine sending a message like 'Andy had surgery' and receiving that with a smiley.

    6 votes

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  3. SAVE USERNAME. NOT PASSWORD.

    GIVE OPTION TO SAVE YOUR USERNAME, BUT NOT PASSWORD.
    THIS IS BASIC SECURITY.

    20 votes

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  4. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    10 votes

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  5. Reply/Quote media messages

    Quote media messages such as images, videos..etc

    22 votes

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  6. Please include an option to delete the message in private conversations

    Please look into this feature and include in future. we need an option to edit the messages in private conversations as well delete option :)

    26 votes

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  7. Drag & drop to any Conversation

    In previous versions of Skype, there was a function, where you could drag a file from your computer and send it any previous conversation by dropping it on any of those. now it only drops on the active conversation.

    Please bring it back.

    7 votes

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  8. Add note to contacts

    allow add notes to contact area like in outlook so one can add notes to their contacts or allow for easier integration to outlook 2016

    20 votes

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  9. 9 votes

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  10. Show red and yellow dots

    In the "Active now" section, looks like we can only see the contacts that are active, but not the ones that are on "do not disturb" or "away". Please show all active contacts again

    8 votes

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  11. Add an option to share contacts details

    Add an option to share contacts details

    6 votes

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  12. Make more than one Contact List

    Like the previous version, have the ability to make more than one contact list.

    11 votes

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  13. option to put ringer on mute for incoming calls

    like in the previous Skype version I want the possibility to mute the ringer on a incoming call

    25 votes

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  14. Prevent contact filter reset on tab change

    Current behavior (on desktop)
    - Activate Contacts tab
    - Filter by online (list only online contacts)
    - Go to Chats tab
    - Come back to Contacts tab
    - Filter by online did reset to all
    Expected behavior:
    - Filter remain to online
    - Sort by online contacts instead of filtering

    9 votes

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  15. Align sent messages on the left side when on desktop

    Position sent messages on the left when on desktop version. When on desktop and skype is maximized, having to read left and then right is disturbing, it does make sense on mobile only as the screen is compact and allows easy reading/distinguishing from sent and received messages.

    6 votes

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  16. Allow editing of a “calls , dialpad” keypad entered phone number. I don’t want to delete it all and again. Thankyou

    Allow editing of:
    “calls , dialpad” keypad entered phone number.
    I don’t want to delete it all and again.
    Thankyou

    6 votes

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  17. Please allow me to remove the NEW TOP SECTION of my contacts labeled "Invite People to Skype".

    I will NEVER do this. The last thing I need is to have a bunch of pop-up chats on my skype account. It is very inconvenient to have this list at the TOP of my contacts list. Please allow me to DISABLE it - - OR move it to the BOTTOM of the list.

    17 votes

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  18. make auto-download an option

    I use skype at work and recieve a number of files on a daily basis. It's quickly become tedious to have to manually download every single thing, I would just like the option for skype to automatically download files, images, etc. recieved and be able to designate a folder for it all to go into

    11 votes

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  19. Sane resizing options

    The most common user behaviour when using desktop messengers is to snap them to the side/corner of the screen and make the user list as thin as possible to allow people to keep the user list permanently on top but not take up too much desktop space.

    Right now if you resize the window as thin as possible it's over double the width of the steam messenger. There's simply no need to waste peoples desktop space, most of that area is just white space inside the user list, totally arbitrary restriction that needs to be removed. If you must have…

    10 votes

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  20. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    20 votes

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