Global hotkeys are now available in Skype for Windows 10 Insiders build! We are also working on a shortcut for answering a call. It should be available soon. Check it out and let me know how it works for you. I will keep you posted.
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.
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Merging a call into an ongoing call is now available for Skype for Windows desktop. We will be working on bringing this also to Skype for Windows 10 and mobile.
Try it out and let me know how it works for you :)
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.
Thank you Danila
In case anyone needs my #KeepClassicSkype instructions they are linked to on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JuliesSkypeStrategy/posts/1851041918306867
Yes!!!! Thank you Michael! I tell people to make a back up copy of their Classic Skype and keep it in a different location in case of an update which deletes Classic Skype 7. New Skype 8 is in a different location then Classic 7. Please leave our Classic Skype intact with updates. We can run either version. We may want to try 8 and see if it has (hopefully) improved. Or to use some of the new 8 features like recording a Skype call. But we need to go back to Classic 7 for all that 8 is still missing until you achieve parity.
Thank you again Michael. Well expressed!
I posted some images of this Skype Group chat 'Keyword Notification' on my Facebook page here:
You can upvote this (what I call Keyword Notification in Group chat) also here:
Bring back granular notification settings
Some of the most consistent feedback we’ve received from you has to do with sounds and how you are notified about the goings on in Skype 8. We understand that all of these things are important for you and we are working on it.
Thank you for your patience
You can upvote for this (what I call Keyword Notification in Group chat) also here:
Bring back option to show notification only when certain words appears in chat.
I posted some images of this 'Keyword Notification' on my Facebook page here:
Get more votes for this. A very useful feature! Tweeting it.
Thank you all for the feedback. We are continuously working to improve the quality of Skype. Please feel free to report any crashes or performance issues on answers.microsoft.com including steps that lead to a crash so that the community can help troubleshoot the issue.
Thank you MS/Skype for upgrading this ones Status to "Working on it"
Hoping to see this with many lost features like Group chat Moderation and Custom Contact Lists.
Good to know you are working on this! Thanks MS/Skype!
Tweeted! OMG YES!!!
Totally! this has always been an issue with every update! Stop the Blaotware!
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.
I did not understand this before so took me a while to vote on it. But now I think I understand. May I add more detail with images?
I think you want the Classic Skype menus back especially the Tools>Options with all the many settings we had in the layers of the Options Window.
* General Settings (Audio - Sounds - Video )
* Privacy (Allow who & how users contact you - Blocked users - History save settings)
* Notifications (pop up windows and sounds for various events in Skype)
* Calls (Forwarding - Voicemail - video settings)
* IM & SMS ( appearance and settings)
* Advanced (Skype updates - Connections - Hotkeys - Shortcuts - Accessibility)
* IM & SMS
Here are images of ...
General Settings expanded: https://www.screencast.com/t/ZDBSCXI6
Privacy Options https://www.screencast.com/t/4k8expCW
Skype Notification Options _ Event Sounds _ custom sounds (I loved this!):
Skype Call Options_ forwarding _ voicemail : https://www.screencast.com/t/bhln2wqJ2 (I use these with my Annual Subscription) - will they be in New Skype 8?
Skype IM & SMS Options: https://www.screencast.com/t/gvRdHKLzkDPo
Skype Advanced Options - hotkeys (just learned about snapshots) https://www.screencast.com/t/63uSqJwv6tI and Shortcuts https://www.screencast.com/t/35Kea9ZE2
These are really good controls for users. Please do not take these away in Skype Updates!
Is this what you mean Chris?
I agree wit the many users who are commenting like this. Create a version for laptop/PC and another for tablet/mobile, WHILE still keeping them in SYNC with each other.
Thank you Sean!
"If your way offers no clear advantage, go with what your users expect."
I couldn't have said it better myself.
While we the great body of Skype users, cry out to #KeepClassicSkype, (as was true for old version 3.8, 4.2, and the many v5 and v6 before they were all retired) we must face that this is MS and our time with our much loved old versions of Skype and even Classic 7 IS LIMITED! See the Aug 31 update on Skype blog says:
"Editor’s note, August 31, 2018:
We’ve been listening to your feedback and are working to bring some of the most-requested features from Skype version 7 to version 8. To ensure customers have an uninterrupted Skype experience as we do this, Skype version 7 will continue to work for a limited time. Stay tuned for updates on the final date for version 7. "
So, Please please please keep voting and commenting so all New Skype versions will have what we loved about Skype before the new evil-emperor (MS) forces us to lose what we all love about Skype. Be specific and look for features to vote on. Click on our usernames to see what we are supporting and suggesting here on the UserVoice Forum of Skype Ideas.
If you do not find it here, Add it! Add your idea. Your Need for how Skype works best for you. And take the time to send your Skype friends here too.
It will make a difference if enough of us millions of Skype users speak up! We got them to let us keep Classic Skype #KeepClassicSkype beyond the announced Sept 1 Kill date! Didn't we?
Keep Voting! Keep Commenting clearly what we want from Skype!!!
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.
Good idea Michael!
You said: "I want that feature back as well.
But not like in Skype 7, where you were able to just display one group at a time and had to switch between them.
One of the older versions (which was also the last one for Linux) had the possibility to display multiple groups at the same time which makes it a lot easier to handle contacts and just (un-)collapse groups when you need them in your contact list."
I like that idea a lot. I use split view for chats but the lists are in only one place the side bar under Contacts (not Recent). I can't visualize how this would work but I do like the idea of seeing more than one list at a time!
I agree Roman. Version 7 and many previous Skype versions had this feature. I've created many custom Skype lists and organized my contacts using this feature. The new version MUST maintain this data. The new version must import this data and keep it.
See page 12 of the MS Skype Classic Feedback Forum to see my images of Skype List building and the history of Skype Lists as it evolved through many skype versions long before (limited) Favorites in Skype: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_newsms/thank-you-for-your-skype-feedbackkeep-it-coming/f6db8252-f223-47b0-9e42-9699d428dcd8
Send people here to vote on Skype Lists. Needs votes! I posted on page 11 to show people what a Skype List is here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_newsms/thank-you-for-your-skype-feedbackkeep-it-coming/f6db8252-f223-47b0-9e42-9699d428dcd8
Skype Lists was a wonderful feature that I woould LOVE to see supported again. I hope more people vote on it. Favorites works for a short while but eventually gets too full/long. I have many many lists in my Skype contacts tab. Please Please PLEASE return lists. And please stop corrupting them with version changes. I Lost my custom Skype contact lists contents many times throughout the years and versions of Skype. They even no longer can be deleted in classic v7. I wholeheartedly support Skype Lists customizable by the user.
I agree with Jim Booth's suggestion. Please restore local time for contacts.. give them the option to disable if it's a privacy concern.
That's how it was. Why change it now?
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From Google Translate:
Cannot send a contact. Searching for contacts also has bugs. For example, the contact is called Zhang Sanfeng. If you enter "Sanfeng", you will not be able to find it.
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.
Skype 8 seems to allow search in the side bar of all history, which is good, as long as you do not take away the ability to find something (search) with a specific shat. Skype should allow us to search history in our local computer forever. "From Beginning" link is still in my Classic Skype 7.4x in chats. Skype History querying tools help but skype could improve that so we have access to all our history in our local machine for sure!
Thanks Brian. I will Tweet this one also.
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
Many have missed the old way we used to be able to create our own Skype name.
I explain the only way I know how one can control a new Skype name (with a MS account) with new accounts in my YouTube video and Blog here: http://member.seeyouonskype.com/skype-microsoft-account-sign-in-password-change/