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  1. PLEASE you need to stop auto updating.

    I dont know at what point you guys auto updated my skype to the desktop version but i hate it... I can't run multiple instances on my PC with this version. You guys have been ruining skype please slow down focus on another piece of software leave skype alone :\

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  2. Chats & Contacts features

    Searching Skype ID Names should show the last usage of the person to add frequent users easily.
    Chats should have retract feature as well to remove mistakenly sent messages & pics to devices like BBM

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  3. Using Skype as a 3rd party for our e-mental health platform

    We have a e-mental health video counseling platforms for all immigrants to get connected with counselors in their home country. I would like to know if is there any opportunity for us using Skype video calling infrastructure in our platform without the need for users to have Skype app and id?

    Bests

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Add option for group creator to delete other people's messages

    Please add the option for group creators / admins to delete other people's messages. A lot of people post spam links in group chats and there is no way to delete them, even though I am the group owner!

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Can we have a feature of sharing bookmark?

    Can we have a feature of sharing bookmarks with other users?

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  8. How to stop Skype appearing when I don't want it. I have no idea what Skype is but it keeps popping up and loading when not wanted. It's pro

    How to stop Skype appearing and loading when I don't want it. I have no idea what Skype is but it keeps popping up and loading when not wanted. It's probably a marvellous thing and I have no doubt it was loving crafted by highly skilled and caring people but I have absolutely no interest in it. How can I get it to go away?

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  9. can we have mirror image

    mirror image would be a great move.

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  10. Spell checker Feature

    I would like to know if it's possible to add a spell checker on Skype with an add on from Skype or with a 3rd party program that works on Skype as well. I have a spell checker on Chrome but obviously, it doesn't apply on Skype as well and I can't see my grammar mistakes there.

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  11. SENT TEXT lined up on the left side for us non-Arabic people

    Fire the people who constantly remove options from the app.
    Then hire somebody who loved the old app and also know how to code.

    First on the list, let us non-Arab people have our text posted to the LEFT
    in the message window. Typo-checking or speed reading long list of
    messages is a PITA when the the first letters of each line is not lining up.
    Whoever invented lining up the last letters of sentences needs to be "deleted"..

    A slightly different color for sent and received messages was working perfectly.

    Cheers :)

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  12. notification

    If we can customize the notification icon on the task bar(eg: color) for person or group wise will help prioritize the chat.

    as a example if skype is minimize while we are working on important task notification will appear on the task bar might not important (some chat not need to reply immediately) but we have to stop the task and need to check it.

    2 votes
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  13. False Pricing / Rip-Off

    Start being honest with your call rates to land lines. Skype has become such a rip-off it is cheaper to use a real telephone. I bought a skype card telling me I have a fixed amount of call time but in reality the quoted times were just fantasy. The actual time was about 5% of your quoted time. I am waiting for the day when there is a real replacement that Ms doesn't have its hands on.

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  14. Bring back the resize ability

    Bring back the resize ability. The dashboaer is far too big and cannot be reduced vertically. It goes from the top of my screen to the bottom no matter what size monitor I use. The old skype, before Msoft got its hands on it was fantastic. I hate it sinse Msoft took it over.

    3 votes
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  15. Meet Now & New Chat

    Remove the“Meet now” and “New chat” because it takes up too much room plus it serves no purpose.

    2 votes
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  16. we should be able to change our skype name

    we shouldn't be locked into a name people change and grow and in my case i ran from someone and he is part of the Skype name that i cant change now i have to delete my Microsoft account make a new email all to start fresh

    3 votes
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  17. messaging window to not hide video window

    can the messaging window not hide the video window. When in a video call with a colleague and they have me muted for whatever reason I will text them to ask if they are free. If they are not free they will indicate by indicating via video e.g. shake their head. I miss this visible que as the video is hidden by the messaging window that pops out from the right of the video window.

    2 votes
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  18. Two-way simultaneous screen share

    It is now common to have two or more monitors at a work station. I'd like to share the screen of my first monitor with a colleague while viewing one of my colleague's monitors on my second monitor.

    3 votes
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  19. go back to old skyp when it was easy to use

    just revers this ****** version pre MS
    it's hard to use can't find anything
    just makes me hate skype and MS

    4 votes
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  20. Ads are Curtailing Privacy

    Please remove the advertisements from Skype

    2 votes
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