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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 ) .


Contacts Display Names

Status: New Idea
by FootyMax 2 weeks ago

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.

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.

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


picture messages

Status: New Idea
by nick.b103 a month ago

Why hasn't Skype added this feature yet? Why can't window's phone send pictures through Skype. That is why whatsapp and viber are starting to take over.

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:

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

hi everyone... have anyone noticed that exact 1 year ago (2013) we could send video message to the group chat. (i sent video msg to the group chat when i first got my nokia lumia 1020)

but i think after the christmas (2013) i couldnt send any video messages to group chat anymore and now its still doesnt allow me to send any video but i can send them to 1to1 person chat

does anyone know how to fix it or have MSFT taken it away?


Nokia Lumia 1020

Windows Phone 8.0 Black


i tried to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview and tested and still not working


My suggest is to put the video msg back to the app


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:

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


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.


Wifi Only Setting

Status: New Idea
by blargism on ‎15-07-2014 05:55

A setting needs to be added where calls will only be placed over wifi.  I just burned through my months worth of data on a video call to my in-laws.  The call went great, the quality was fine, but the fact that I used up most of a gig of my data plan just before going on a family vacation was not at all ok.


Please add a "wifi only" setting for Windows Phone Skype.

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.

I would really like to see a very high level of integration into the core functions of the OS. Integrating the contacts was a great step for this but the app feels under powered compared to the desktop version and it absolutely feels like an add in instead of tightly part of the experience.
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.

messaging: sent delivered read

Status: Under consideration
by Boleman on ‎28-11-2013 18:25 - last edited on ‎17-04-2014 09:34 by Community Manager Community Manager

having a "sent delivered read" feature would be great as it would allow people to know if there message has got through to the person they sent it to, and on a mobile this is more important as you don't always know if you have  a signal.


whatsapp, facebook and BBM are just a few examples that implement this well. 


Allow starting group calls on phone

Status: Future possibility
by westeros on ‎27-10-2013 19:07 - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 12:26 by Community Manager Community Manager

Just like on the desktop app where I can add more people to a call, or directly form a group and call, I wish this feature would be made available on the windows phone as well.


Send SMS from Skype to phone numbers

Status: Future possibility
by on ‎08-10-2013 10:18 - last edited on ‎10-10-2013 16:37 by Community Manager Community Manager

SMS to mobiles is a must.


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Horizontal screen layout when typing in chat. Please create a separate idea for that.

Send/Receive photos. Separate idea here

okay, the iphone versions loyaut is now the same as the windows phone version. but if you want, which ideas we have for the windows phone version, please have a look to the iphone version!

file transfer, very fast startup of the app, reliability or animated smilies...

these are all functions, which we need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how it's possible, the own version for the own mobile operating system is the worst version ever??? iphone version is better... yes, android version is better... how it's possible?

If I am Skyping in my kitchen on my tablet, I should be able to pass the call to my desktop when I want to go to my desk.


Could there be a button which allows you to transfer the call without hanging up and reconnecting with the person on the call?


Skype WiFi

Status: Future possibility
by lzk987 on ‎08-10-2013 20:49

Skype WiFi will be useful on Windows Phone 8 and 7.X



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