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  1. Dobrý den, mam otázku proč už nelze živě sdílet obrazovky_

    Dobrý den, mam otázku proč už nelze živě sdílet obrazovky_

    1 vote
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  2. Cleaning out chat history with push of the delete button

    Select all and click delete - easy, simple

    1 vote
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  3. Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon .

    Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon

    5 votes
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  4. Text Templates

    Text Templates

    1 vote
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  5. monkey Easter egg

    please re-add the monkey easter egg

    1 vote
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  6. Ability to Record One Person

    The Skype recording is great, but I conduct interviews that are used for education/instructional purposes to students and they only need to see the person I'm interviewing. It would be ideal if there was an option to turn off the split screen and only record the person being interviewed.

    1 vote
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  7. "Never mind" emoji

    We need newer Emojis. Shrug, never mind, anyways, and more enthusiastic hand gestures/ happy faces, etc. should be added... I cannot express myself properly right now. Also, we should be able to take pictures from Skype For Business and not have to download them to your device.

    1 vote
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Unlinking Skype from Microsoft or but transferring to another Microsoft account

    Is it technically impossible to unlink Skype account form Microsoft account, or ist it just an unwillingess of Microsft to do that. Many of us have the same issue and my opinion is that Microsoft is dooing nothing.

    6 votes
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  10. Ensure that sign-in credentials are kept after updating

    Skype updates frequently. After every update it forgets my username and password and I have to re-enter them. This is very inconvenient

    2 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Ideas from dicored (Mutes and Kicks).

    Ok my idea is to bring the discord style were can mute only ones annying and you want mute as you only one don't want hear that person where rest still can hear them without getting them pissed that they can't as can be a pain unmute our self lot when we get muted lot by trolls or people hate us in groups. like a icon to show who mutes to not hear us and tells when we no hear them mice with wave can hear mic no waves can't hear them.

    Oh another idea is to only let the…

    1 vote
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  13. Why I stopped using Skype

    I stopped using Skype because of a few issues

    1) I tried to make an account change of an old email address to a new one. I have to wait 30 days before I can get back into my account. This needs to be reduced to a shorter time frame like one week, with different methods of confirmation for security, message a code to the phone number on the account, KYC authorization and confirmation, Face recognition...etc

    2) Recording video for Skype on a Mac. This option is limited and needs more focus on this because power users like myself that…

    2 votes
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  14. Open skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

    Open a Skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

    1 vote
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  15. Kontakt zum Support durch Team anbieten, nicht zu vorgefertigte Antworten.

    Für viele Fragen brauchen Sie einen Support duch Menschen, mit denen man direkt sprechen kann.
    Diesen Support müssen Sie auf der Webseite klar angeben
    Ihre Seite ist zu unübersichtlich.
    Auch nach 3 Stunden Suchen habe ich keine Antwort.

    1 vote
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  16. Toolbar

    Add a Toolbar at the top.

    4 votes
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  17. You really need to FIX the remove contact feature.

    I followed the instructions I have seen posted BUT contacts I have removed still show under MY CONTACTS.

    It makes this bad on a PC but even WORSE on a mobile device.

    2 votes
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  18. Impending New User to Chat notification(s)

    It happens all the time when I am waiting for a chat friend to come online... and I go out in another room and cannot see a popup...
    It would be great if there would be a "User Definable Beep Notification" and "User Definable Popup (at user defined location for popup)".
    So I don't miss important calls or chats, or when a chat partner comes online.

    User features like were formally available in the (notable) "Yahoo Messenger" app. If MS would put some effort into user definable notifications then Skype would be a really useful application. Right now it is…

    1 vote
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  19. Add current time and timezone

    I'd like to show local time of user in my contact list. I am attaching screenshot - https://prnt.sc/qzncde .
    You can easy understand what I'd like to say. It's so simple and you can add it in skype. It's small feature but It's help a lot. I have to check client's time on google each time.

    One more if you can do. On click client's time, it show differences of both time and if we want to calculate then give there calendar with time to easy calculate time difference.

    3 votes
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  20. Stop making the options so deceiving!

    Make the options much more simple and easy to understand! Purchased a Skype Number under the impression I would be able to sent and receive SMS.... Nope! You have to buy Skype Credit for that... But wait! You purchased the wrong type of Skype Credit, the kind that only lets you make phone calls, not send SMS (even though that's not mentioned)... And oh yeah, it's almost 12 cents to send a SMS with the right type of credit when it should costs less than a 1/2 of a cent (see Twilio pricing).

    1 vote
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