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    13 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.
    - Petr

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Hi Pauline!

    On Version 12, you can't copy and paste a thread of conversations, but on Version 8 you can. HOWEVER, Microsoft, please take a look at this. On V7, it was organized beautifully with the time *AND* the date, not to mention the person's full name! Let's take a look at how it is on V7:

    [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

    Then, the new version:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    Um... can we see the HUGE difference? Yes, we can. On V8, it is scattered and hard to follow! Please, for pete sake, let's learn from everything that worked on Classic and worked great, at that. Skype was better than all the other social messaging platforms and, then, they decide to downgrade. It hasn't made sense.

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    Hi Pauline!

    I am horrified by this!! I wasn't on Skype 8 long enough to notice this one, as there were so many other problems!! There are times where it is A MUST for me to copy and paste long conversations between myself and another contact, where it shows the date and time. I, once said that you couldn't pay me a billion dollars to use the new version and that still stands. I mean... WOW!! We want it to work like Skype version 7, indeed!! I urge everyone to continue signing the petition to keep Classic Skype. The more I find out, I get even more stressed out and scared.

    https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-microsoft-keep-the-desktop-version-of-skype-alive-for-professional-users/w?source_location=psf_petitions

    I would not know how to follow the directions from the other comment, unfortunately, and why should we have to go through all this trouble? I'm still in shock.

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    78 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    - Petr

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    Amanda commented  · 

    And, keeping our "Favorites" at the top and in the order that the user wants them in!! No suggestions, please!!

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Hi Petr,

    This doesn't sound very reassuring for people who need these administrative options. I hope Classic Skype will be kept, alive!

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    35 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have been listening to your feedback. In 8.33+ you can see all the results found for your message search. No more 20 limit.

    We’re still working on a solution for the 6 months limitation. I’ll post an update when it’s available.
    - Petr

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    Amanda commented  · 

    I need to search going back years, for work, lost loved ones and so much more! We really need to keep Classic Skype, alive. It is absolutely necessary at this point.

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    458 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We realize moving away from older versions of Skype is an inconvenience and we’re sorry for that. We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. Watch this site for news about features we’re adding to the current version of Skype and reach out to @SkypeSupport on Twitter if you need help getting settled in the new app.

    Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic.

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Hi Petr,

    I don't like the idea of all my precious memories going to the wayside, with Skype 8. Being able to retain ALL chat history is extremely important, along with being able to search through it the way we did on Classic. I, personally, love how we can search by going to "Conversation" and "View History". A lot of us need our history, from our past, and moving forward on Skype. I've mentioned before that I even have a love story on Skype that I would love to show my kids one day, not to mention communications from lost loved ones. I, also, have medical records on Skype and information that I might need in a court case. History is important and everything about 8 (in general) is very inconvenient, for sure. That's putting it mildly. I know there is a GDPR issue. However, if (for some reason) there is still a security risk, people should have the option of using Classic, with that knowledge. Although, I thought it was taken care of. People *depend* on Classic and we would certainly appreciate having our voices heard on this matter! Many thanks! May Classic Skype be kept, alive!!

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    Amanda commented  · 

    KEEP CLASSIC SKYPE, ALIVE!!!

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Hello DrMBongo,

    Yes, I have noticed the same thing with contacts, too! Many of them have already given up. One contact hasn't been on Skype in a month, whereas he used to be on Skype, every single day! A huge difference! Classic Skype should be kept alive, indeed!

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    .. Especially, this November, when so much of what we have wanted from Classic has not been implemented into the new version at all. Not to mention all the bugs and glitches in the new version. The horror of our history and other major issues has not been addressed, properly, either. I (and, others), definitely, want Classic Skype to be kept alive, but if it has to go??... WE NEED MORE TIME! Build back the trust with Skype users. Thank you!

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    I'm sure people will be terrified to update in the future, too, due to all of this!!!

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Yes, I feel the same way, as do many of us. Please sign the petition, if you haven't already. There is more than one on change.org now. Many of us are very stressed out and worried over this. Please spread the word:

    https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-microsoft-keep-the-desktop-version-of-skype-alive-for-professional-users/w?source_location=psf_petitions

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    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.

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Hello Peter!

    Will this include being able to retain ALL of our chat history? This is so important for many of us, especially those who use Skype, professionally, or who have messages from lost loved ones, like myself. If we won't be able to on this other platform, I agree that we should be able to keep Classic. We really depend on it. *Please* hear us out. Thank you so much!

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    We hear you  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    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.

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    Amanda commented  · 

    Dear Erin/Dear Microsoft,

    Please do not force users onto the new version, in November, when we are not even guaranteed our history. This isn't enough time for us to try to save what we have, or search for other options. At the very least, keep Classic Skype alive, until more can be done on this matter. I feel like I'm having another nervous breakdown, as November approaches. Yes, I've had sudden deaths (and loss) in my life. My Skype history is important for many reasons, but this one is hard. It's bad enough that the losses occurred, but now my very memories are being threatened on top of it all. With one contact, it is all that I have left of them and it was the only thing keeping me going, in fact. Of all times, I needed hope, Microsoft. Not this sort of thing. I haven't had the time to go over all of my interactions and communications in just a month, or so. What is happening seems so heartless. We don't even have to worry about this, when it comes to something like our e-mail. Please hear us out, on this one, for sure! I trusted Skype and I was SO very grateful for my history. A lot of us still need it, moving forward, too, whether it be due to work, or other matters. I even have medical records on Skype and other material that I need to be able to access, easily. I'm hearing about writers who are upset, too. Please have compassion. November... is too soon.

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    Dear Erin,

    This is not good enough, for a lot of us. We need to be able to search through ALL of our history, from beginning to end. Easily at that and ON Skype with the way it is organized, beautifully, with the time and date. This is what made me LOVE and APPRECIATE Skype, more than anything. I really need this. We, also, need to have everything kept, moving forward, as well. Some of us REALLY depend on this for MANY reasons. Please hear us out on this one. PLEASE!!

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    Yes. It is the most important feature that I want back. I would, also, love for all of us to be able to check our history like we did before. By going to "Conversation" and "View Old Messages", we could go back to the beginning with a contact, a year, a month, etc. The way it was organized in Skype version 7 was perfect. I have loved ones who are no longer here and I really need those memories. It's all I have left. These messages go back to the beginning of 2014 and, as I mentioned, are organized perfectly on V7. People who use Skype for business need this option, as well. I have so much history on Skype and I need everything to be saved, where I can access it, *easily*. This was, indeed, a HUGE ADVANTAGE with Skype, over other chat programs, for sure! When I was on Skype 8, briefly, I could not go to "Conversation" and go back to the beginning, or to other places in my chat history that I might need to go back to. So many precious memories and messages, not to mention other material and history that I will need access to. I had no idea when I updated/installed 8.25 that I would only be able to go back to the beginning of this year (at a snail's pace, too) when it came to my chat history. It was so shocking. Knowing that my chat history, over the years, with someone who is now deceased would be gone from Skype? That was devastating to me and I felt like I was grieving all over again. In fact, I had a meltdown, thinking it was all lost. This happened to me right when I was going over some of our communications and I have been healing, seeing these precious messages and memories of ours that are so near and dear to my heart. My story with someone that I deeply love is over on Skype, as well. Someone who is not here right now, either. It's something I wanted to show my kids one day and that is something that could be gone, as well, it seems. I, also, have material pertaining to my health that I need for the future, along with work related conversations that I do need and will have to track back to. Once again... the key word is, easily... with the order, date and time, etc. This has been terrifying for me and very stressful. I have some things that I need in one conversation (from several years ago) that I might need in court, too. As you can see, Skype has been VERY beneficial to me.:) My history from the beginning of when I signed up with Skype, means the absolute world to me. Microsoft, please hear us out on this one, too.

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    Hi Kuk!

    Thank you so much for expressing this. It is the most important feature that I want back. I would love for all of us to be able to check our history like we did before, too. By going to "Conversation" and "View Old Messages", we could go back to the beginning with a contact, a year, a month, etc. The way it was organized in Skype version 7 was perfect. I have loved ones who are no longer here and I really need those memories. It's all I have left. These messages go back to the beginning of 2014 and, as I mentioned, are organized perfectly on V7. People who use Skype for business need this option, as well. I have so much history on Skype and I need everything to be saved. When I was on Skype's 8.5 version, briefly, I could not go to "Conversation" and go back to the beginning, or to other places in my chat history that I might need to go back to. So many precious memories and messages, not to mention other material and history that I will need. I had no idea when I updated/installed 8.25 that I would only be able to go back to the beginning of this year (at a snail's pace, too) when it came to my chat history. It was so shocking. Knowing that my chat history with someone who is now deceased would be gone? That was devastating to me and I felt like I was grieving all over again. In fact, I had a meltdown, thinking it was all lost. This happened to me right when I was going over some of our communications and I have been healing, seeing these precious messages and memories of ours that are so near and dear to my heart. My story with someone that I deeply love is over on Skype, too. Someone who is not here right now, either. It's something I wanted to show my kids one day and that is something that could be gone, as well, it seems. I, also, have material pertaining to my health that I need for the future, along with work related conversations that I do need and will have to track back to. This has been terrifying for me and very stressful. I have some things that I need in one conversation (from several years ago) that I might need in court, too. As you can see, Skype has been VERY beneficial to me.:) My history from the beginning of when I signed up with Skype, means the absolute world to me.

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    Thank you all who voted for this request! We have recently made changes which should allow you to see your Username. On Skype 8 You can see it in Settings > Account & Profile under Skype Name field.

    In case you created an account using email or phone number you will see your username as live:emailid or live:uniqueidentifier.

    No exact release date is available but we are working on adding support to allow users to customize their user name. I’ll keep you posted as we move closer to release

    - Petr

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