We hear you. We love Skype version 7 too. We’re working to build the Skype experience you’ve come to depend on for so long on today’s platforms for today’s user. It would be impossible to bring back the full catalog of features available in previous versions of Skype all at once, our engineering systems just don’t work that way. We are committed to evolving the current Skype experience to match your needs over time. As we release new Skype features, we’ll update this site. You can also follow @Skype and @SkypeInsider on Twitter for the latest news too.
Thank you all for your feedback.
WTF is this about??
"Editor’s note, September 27, 2018:
We’re continuing to work on your most requested features. Recently we launched call recording and have started to roll out the ability to search within a conversation. You’ll soon be able to add phone numbers to existing contacts, have more control over your availability status, and more. As we continue to focus on and improve Skype version 8, support for Skype versions 7, and below will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices. Although you may be able to use older versions for a little while, we encourage you to update today to avoid any interruption."
Are you saying you will have finished all features in Version 7 by November 1??? Are you serious??
Haven't you understod anything??
Their arguments why that is a bad idea is exactly why it's a bad idea for Skype.
GDPR dictates that I should be in full control of my information. I'm quite sure EU will consider skype an application for text, voice and video communication, anything not needed for those basic features should be optional and opt-in...do it now, because it will be much more expensive to fix it in 30 days wich GDPR stipulates.
Thank you everybody for your feedback! I’m happy to say that we’re constantly working on this to improve your messaging experience. We have just added 79 new emoticons :) Check them out and let me know how you like it.
I would suggest remove all boat, including emoticon until we have al the essential stuff working
We hear your feedback and are looking into options to make sure you can more easily access your history in Skype.
In the mean time you can use Export Chat History in settings to export your Skype 7 conversations on your computer. From there you can open the conversations in a browser and search using the browser search command.
this is not only for access to the chat history.
with the data on the local device, the entire chat history should be loaded in the conversation. Pressing ctrl+home should bring you to the top in less than 0.1s. then pressing F3 to initiate search, and then directly after that, any additional key presses should perform an incremental search an/or filtering of displayed messages. Speed and no latency!
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Thank you all who voted! Window app sharing feature is now available for Insiders in version 8.37.
Give it a try and let us know how it works for you. For more information on how to become a Skype Insider, please visit https://www.skype.com/en/insider/
I will post an update when its available for public build.
Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability. In the meantime you can right click on a message, click the “Select message” option and pick different messages to copy or forward.
Thank you for your patience.
Multi select has worked fine in windows since at least windows 3.1 in 1991. Why do you use a application model that has less functionality than what was available 27 years ago?
Haven't you noticed that the only one who writes UWP applications is Microsoft? No One who has an application with adult users releases UWP Apps (unless you, Microsoft, paid them to do an app)....have you ever stopped, and took a few steps back and wondered why they don't write UWP apps?
Not one single of my customers have even brought up UWP when discussing how to evolve their systems. The only time an UWP is mentioned is when someone is making a joke, complaining about how windows degenerate with each version or when bring up a really bad example of how not o do things.
easy, takes 5s to fix, just set the multiSelect property of the listbox to true .....unless you have hardcoded a listbox in html from scratch...and you will now need to spend days implementing ctrl'click, shift'click, arrow keys, shift'space, ctrl'space and so on......and don't forget mouse box selection as well.....good luck!
PS you should ofcourse still be able to possition your self in the list with the alpa-numeric characters on the keyboard, without affecting current selection....active item != item with focus != selected item(s)
Why should the spellchecking mess with technical/domain specific texts? that makes no sense....spellchecking need to "understand" what it is doing, the time of regex is long gone.
But, since just abut everything should be opt in, there should of course be settings to control the spellchecking and it should be possible to turn it off completely or for specific parts of a text.
* By default Skype should spellcheck a message based on the default language setting for the contact.
* Whenever a misspelled word is encountered, skype should check if it is a well known word in another language that makes sense in the context where it is used, if so it should be discreetly marked as a word of this category, instead of a misspelled word.
* Skype should use grammar and statistical/AI based algorithms at all parts of spell checking. For example, in a sentence like this "The color of the car is bluues", blues should not come up as a suggestion of the correct spelling (blues is not a color).
* Skype should be aware of and able to detect abbreviations and how they are used and typed in various cultures and languages. For example Skype should not autocorrect or suggest a capital letter after a period which is part of an abbreviation
* Skype should detect computer programming code (c/c++, c#, java, pascal, delphi, JS, html, css, F# and so on, and not fuck around with it in any way!!!!.
Thank you all for sharing your ideas! We have a lot of great feedback from you and we really appreciate it! We love the passion!
We used to categorize your submissions with lists of multiple requests, however we’re overwhelmed now. Going forward we will only accept submissions with single requests. It will help us to better prioritize which features we will work on next and understand what is most important for you.
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Why did you have to go tell them about that possibility???
Drag/drop is an essential functionality when it comes to productivity. An example is selecting a range of files, dragging and dropping them on a contact in Skype, all in one go with the mouse.
There are settings in Windows for accessibility, which is where those things should be handled. Individual applications should just follow the design guidelines. Else the will be problems as the OS evolve.
There should be an API to interact with Skype on all levels.
Things that should be possible to do:
1. GUI extensions
- add GUI elements
- replace GUI components like the text box for writing messages
- add menu items
- add/modify how a contact is displayed in the contact list.
- Spell checking as the message is typed
- replace the dialog used for attaching a file or a photo.
- process data pasted into the message
- customize notifications and create new notifications
2. Message pipeline extensions
- the possibility to insert code to run at various stages as the message us processed (ex message encryption, message archiving, message auditing, spelling, adding a message footer, converting image sizes and so on)
- Possibility to insert custom code in the audio/video pipeline. Both before and after sending/receiving. It should be able to fork the streams in a read only mode as well.
3. Skype components
- It should be possible to uwe thw different building blocks of Skype in custom applications, just like you can do with word and excel today.
Skype should support all standard feature of Windows in all controls.
Example: Wherever text is displayed...
. - It should be possible to select/highlight the text
. - It should be possible to right click the text and get a context menu with the standard operations for text (copy, cut, paste and so on)
. - It should be able to drag and drop the selected text, and all text input in Skype should be registered as a drop target for text.
It is sad to even need to make a suggestion like this, as it should be obvious, but it seems to be necessary to tell Microsoft how an application in Windows should behave.
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Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request. We have thought this through and due to other high priority engineering that the product needs we decided to prioritize other user-requested items for now. Please keep continue supporting this Idea and we will review it again later. I’ll let you know if anything changes.
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