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EspHack

Audio messages

Status: New Idea
by EspHack Wednesday

Add the option to send audio messages in the + buttom on the chat windows, and receive them on the chat tab where we read & receive everything else(IM, photos, video messages, etc)

 

And dont forget to add the option to save received audio messages as mp3(or whatever codec you choose) to the ringtone folder for example

 

Also since most lumia phones have high quality microphones and multi-channel audio recording capabilities, add the option to "enable high quality audio messages" in the settings menu to send 5.1/6ch audio at 256kbps bitrate(xbox one and desktop computers can benefit greatly from this)

For all of my Windows Phone friends, the Messaging Hub is one of the best features of the OS.

It's clear and simple to use. The fact that it integrates Messenger, text and Facebook chat is an amazing feature.

It's literally the one stop place for all messaging and it's an extremely useful and valuable feature.

One problem is that Skype messages don't appear here, instead they go to a separate app.

It makes sense to include Skype to the Messaging Hub.

Looking at the Messaging Hub and Skype app side by side, the layout and how you actually view messages is so much clearer on the Messaging Hub.

It's actually pointless having chat on the Skype app, and annoying that it's not integrated.
hartungstenio

Share to Skype

Status: Future possibility
by hartungstenio on ‎19-09-2014 20:21

Yes, I can send photos via Skype. And this is great.

 

But suppose I'm in the Photos Hub, see a photo and want to share it to someone. I need to open Skype, find the photo again and them send it.

 

I'd like to be able to use the standard Windows Phone "share" option.

When sharing a picture, I'd like to select Skype right from the list of apps that pops up.

Status: Future possibility

This would be the next evolution of the "Send picture" functionality we've released two versions ago. It's on our to-do-list already.

hartungstenio

Forward stuff

Status: New Idea
by hartungstenio 2 weeks ago

Give us a way to forward a message (text, but specially images and video messages) to other contacts. This way I could send that funny picture or video I received to other contacts without the need to download and upload them, saving me some bandwidth.

The title says everything: Allow me to send a video already in my video library as a Video Message.

Show the message(s) on the back side of the medium live tile.

I kept staring at the live tile for a while, but it never flipped. It was frustrating. :sad:

Status: Future possibility

Thanks for submitting this idea. Let's give the designers a chance to have a look if there's enough space on the medium tile to show a reasonable portion of the IM.

It drives me CRAZY when I'm chatting with someone on my computer and I'm getting all the notifications about that chat on my phone and on my tablet (if it happens to be on, of course). Can't you somehow make the entire Skype "aware" that you are at your computer so there's no need to send notifications to your other devices at that moment? Please, do something about it. :sad:

Status: Implemented

This feature has been rolled out now. Thanks for your support.

 

Here's some more info on how it works: http://blogs.skype.com/2014/08/20/skype-chat-notifications-rebuilt-around-you/

Well i'm aware there is already a thread requesting file transfer and recently it got marked as Implemented, the problem is that the said implementation is far from what we ( users ) understand as file transfer, the implementation isn't even a proper photo sharing, as you can't save the photo and the photo is processed to reduce it's size, this is  just shameful, really guys... i can't understand this logic.

So you guys can keep this thread open and write next to it Implemented when REAL file transfer is actually implemented, or you can delete this one and change the status of the original one accordingly ( accepted or what there should be ) .

lmassnoriega

Transparent Live Tile

Status: New Idea
by lmassnoriega on ‎06-08-2014 20:09

To meet Windows Phone 8.1 new features, should be great to have Skype live tile like other apps to match the user background.

By using ''Windows Phone automated messages'' as she does with S.M.S.'es & M.M.S.'es. This would greatly imptove both Skype's functionality and Cortana's integration with Microsoft services.

 

Also another Cortana-Skype idea is the ability to add Skype contacts to Microsoft Remind Me, for example I say ''tell July to pick up milk from the store next time I talk to her'' and then Cortana could also remind me when I write to her on Skype. :manhappy:

fabio.albieri

Don't autoscroll to latest message

Status: New Idea
by fabio.albieri on ‎27-09-2014 12:28

Autoscroll to latest message makes Skype a nightmare when trying to catch up to several missed messages while people is still writing. Thonk of it in a group chat... nightmare.

 

Skype should catch up to the latest message ONLY if already there. The moment I scroll up and latest message is no more visible, autoscroll should be suspended.

gladiababy

Away status

Status: New Idea
by gladiababy 3 weeks ago
Hi people at Skype, I am a Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone user and I really think it is annoying not to have the Away status. It's a much needed feature. It should have never been taken away. Thanks.
tibal32

file transfer

Status: Implemented
by tibal32 on ‎08-10-2013 09:00
I would really appreciate if you guys work on the file transfer for WP8. It would really enhance the user experience besides it is a must, a lot of ppl use it to transfer important files be it educational, professional or of sentimental value. I would personally enjoy to share and receive photos with my friends on the go not having to get home to see what they send or for me to send something to them. Ur part of the microsoft family now and the lumia series is in there too, that's a great opportunity to experiment and enhance the skype mobile experience. Also it would ve awesome if u guys worked on a conference call feature! That would be amazingly cool. I know you guys must be working really hard but I've feel the skype app is lacking those mayor features.
Status: Implemented
We have implemented photo sharing in Skype 2.21 for Windows Phone available today. Read more about it here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-Phone/2-21-now-available-including-Photo-Sharing/td-p/3469077

Thx for the implementation of sharing photos and location. now, sharing photos is just available within the app itself.

i would suggest to implement also the option to share photos directly over the built-in "share"-function in the photos-hub. this is much more convenient, than after taking a photo to leave the app and start skype to share that picture.

Status: Duplicate

Duplicate of http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-Phone-Ideas/Share-to-Skype/idi-p/3642545

Please share your comments and support there.

I love Skype and I love Windows phone so it makes me all the more frustrated that the performance of one with the other is so terrible, especially since they're both from the same company. Switching away from and back to Skype takes so long on older devices like the Lumia 1020 that's it's basically unusable for anything but initiating calls if you're willing to wait for the app to load. How can Skype be the slowest app I've used on the entire platform when it's touted as one of the main selling points? Why can't MS implement the new fast switching features of WP 8.1 on their own app? I hate to resort to using my Android work phone but I've given up on Skype on WP. Forget new features, please fix! <a target="_blank" href="http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/20087_How_to_dramatically_speed_up_S.php">http://allab...
Status: Implemented

With the latest Skype 2.24 for Windows Phone the startup and resume times have been drastically improved: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-Phone/v2-24-Drawing-another-WP-first-and-the-return-of-Skype-l...

norwayfrank

Use the phones accent color on your live tile

Status: Under consideration
by norwayfrank ‎16-04-2014 13:30 - edited ‎16-04-2014 13:31

Please either make the live tile follow the phones accent color or make it an option (as some developers have). I and many others prefer to have tiles that follow the phones live tile.

 

"All MS apps should be. The ugly red news tile backside, the green music and games tiles are ruining my start screen." -DaSchnee http://www.wpcentral.com/skype-windows-phone-receives-minor-update

 

Now I have the top part of my start screen with all tiles that follow the phones accent color and a buttom part with all the apps that does not look good but is usefull, Skype is in this part. 

 

And for the times when someone uses the new background features in WP 8.1 it would be nice if your live tile would allow for that as well. I only have two apps the follow the accent color that does not support the new background featues (still early days) but none of the ones that wants it's own color does support the new background feature (Skype, HERE, OneNote, Xbox).

 

The S and circles should be enough branding for Skype on Windows Phone, it would be more visible with suport for the phones accent color than it is without.

FootyMax

Contacts Display Names

Status: Duplicate
by FootyMax on ‎06-08-2014 21:51

If I have linked a Skype user name with a contact in Windows/Windows Phone, why can't Skype display the person's name from that linked contact file?  Right now, it defaults to the Skype user name, which is frustrating.

Status: Duplicate

This is a duplicate of the idea to handle linked Microsoft account contacts as one. Please show your support there:

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-Phone-Ideas/Messenger-MS-account-amp-Skype-account-Merge/idi-p...

This feature is really needed. Currently, I only know about them inside the app. Thanks!
Status: Comments Requested

We're already supporting missed call and chat notifications. If you don't see them it's a bug. Can you clarify you are on Windows Phone 8.1?

Using Skype on Windows Phone and Surface (as well on my desktop pc) it's now obvious to me that Skype contacts need to be merged with my Messenger contacts.

The duplication on a functional and visual standpoint is just messy and confusing. At least copy the Windows concept of linking if you're not able to integrate contacts.

The log-in for Skype is unintuitive. Maybe it's time to do away with the Skype log in and sensibly switch everything to Microsoft Account log in.

I find the Facebook log in pointless and seems to me just pandering to Facebook. Which is just bizarre. By adding another complication, it's diluting the message or concept of having one account across all services.

Please absorb Skype accounts with MS accounts and scrap the pointless and confusing Facebook log in.

GDR 3.0 update finally enables custom notification sounds for apps. It would be awesome if Skype would use their own chat sound so we can know which app triggered a notification without even looking at the phone.

Status: Implemented

This indeed is implemented since version Skype 2.22 for Windows Phone. Thanks for submitting and supporting the idea.

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