The ability to pin a contact to Home Screen as live tile.
- Pin a contact from Contacts menu using the drop-down menu (long tap)
- Pin contact directly from Contact view (Chat / Profile) using the bottom menu (the one with "...")
- Live Tile should present contact's avatar/photo
- Live Tile should present the amount of unread chat messages (also: number of missed calls)
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.
Well. It's actually more an idea for Skype in general, but I couldn't find a place for that. If there's a better place for it, I'm sure some admin will be able to move it
I have a PC with Windows 8.1- I use Desktop version of Skype on that. Then I have a Windows Phone and and Android tablet. Now! I have two kinds of Skype contacts: One that knows I'm there if I'm set as Away and one that dosn't know this. There can be many reasons for that, but for me it's about not always wanting to answer people I know from games and stuff like that.
When I'm at home my PC will be running most of the time. But I might watch a movie and then opt to answer someone on Skype from my Phone or tablet instead. But I can't be away on my phone and tablet and they will override my status on my PC. This should've never been an issue! I NEVER want Skype to change my status automatically... NEVER! I want to be in control.
So I suggest something like the following.
1: I can tell Skype never to change my status automatically for me.
2: I should be able to choose all kinds of statuses on all devices ie. Online, Away, Do not disturb, invisible.
3: If I set a status on one device I should be able to have it set up so that is for all devices until I change it on one of my devices - Then it changes for all devices again.
4: A status that let's me choose if I want it to tell me someone writes to me without letting them call me. It could be something I could change in the "Do not disturb" mode. Sometimes I want it to tell me on screen but not with sound and sometimes the other way around - Sometime both. But I don't want the calls.
So that's my thoughts about how Statuses in Skype should work. I really hope for something like that in the near future. As I see it, it shouldv'e always been there and I'm a bit baffled it's not.
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.
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.
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-recei
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.
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.
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.
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 ) .
Do not activate screen lock during Skype mobile/landline calls.
When I do start mobile or landline call using my Skype subscription everytime after selected in Windows Phone settings screen lock time (eg. 30 sec or one minute) - during the call screen lock is activated. It not happened when I do call to other Skype user but only when calling to mobile or landline numbers.
So... when I want to end call I have to first unlock my phone it takes few additional second and is very inconvinient because I have to do it even if I want to use loudspeaker or to activate num pad.
Please fix it ASAP, I have noticed that first request about this issue/disadvantage has been reported in 2013.
It would be great if the Location under My Profile could have an option to pull the location from the gps (if enabled). Then, if skype cannot update location, it shows the last saved location.
The owner of the Skype or phone should have an option to enamble/disable such auto-set location once GPS is enabled in the phone.
Currently it is quite annoying to change location manually on the web (because settings won't save if updated via the skype in the phone or in the web if logged in with microsoft account. User must log in with skype account in order updated info is saved) when travelling from one country to another.
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
Please allow the user to pick what viewing mode they want instead of.forcing them to use portrait mode for chat. It's too hard to type in portrait mode.