Windows (desktop client) Ideas

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Imagine my disgust seeing some tall cat thing when I try to type out ":3". And the horror when I find out that (fubar), (finger), (wtf), and (hollest) don't do anything either.


My idea for the Windows client is for Skype to restore the (fubar), (finger), (wtf), and (hollest) smileys and remove the ":3" smiley (and reverting any other changes that were made that I haven't listed). Put the emote set back to the way it was in version 6.13, please!

Status: Under consideration
Thank you all for your feedback, we will raise this with the right team.

New ads / Ad choices

Status: Under consideration
by Ahdd on ‎29-01-2014 18:06

My idea is, get rid of the new advertisement feature which has been put in and appears at the top of the screen when you're typing in chat with someone



Person you're typing to info here

Chat log here


The ad up top is HUGELY distracting.  I don't mind ads on the contact list or on the status updates page, but when it's where I'm typing to someone its just unbearable. 


This just started today for me and quite honestly it's making me want to switch to another provider for chat like things.


If there was an option to choose where you saw ads that would be acceptable as well, but right now this new thing with the ad popping up up top when I'm typing to someone is horrendous.

Status: Under consideration
Thank you all for your feedback! We will be raising this with the team.

Seen Feature

Status: Under consideration
by Ava1338 on ‎21-01-2014 13:15 - last edited on ‎21-01-2014 15:42 by Mirunan Staff

Hi, I have seen this system on "Facebook". It tells you if the person has read your message. It is a really useful feature. Just avoids spamming, harassing etc. It would also show you if the person/user is ignoring you or not.

Could you please add the same feature to Skype? It would be great.


How is the system working?:
You pm someone, If he saw your message without reply = It'll display this small line/message "Seen 00:00 PM/AM"


An example:

 Seen feature


Thank you so much!

Basically, when setting yourself to Do Not Disturb mode, it would ask you if you wanted to receive notifications from certain people, or from nobody.  This change would be useful if you don't want to receive notifications from everyone on your Contact List at a certain time, and just wanted to receive them from a few that you could select.

Status: Under consideration
Thank you for your feedback, I have moved this item to Under Consideration.

Provide additional statuses

Status: Under consideration
by Mirunan Staff on ‎14-01-2014 20:53

Would like a feature that shows that I am in a call.  This would help to show other users that I am busy in a call and may not respond to their messages immediately.


Custom Emotes

Status: Under consideration
by BananasGoMoo on ‎30-01-2014 04:12

My idea is to add custom emotes such as the ones from WLM, since all of those users were merged onto Skype, it would be nice to have that feature again.


Selective status availability to contacts

Status: Under consideration
by dr.agisic on ‎18-01-2014 20:13 - last edited on ‎04-02-2014 19:22 by Mirunan Staff

It would be great if possible to choose what contacts in my contact list could see my online status.

Status: Under consideration
Thank you for your feedback and helping to clarify the scenarios!

Support spell check

Status: Under consideration
by Mirunan Staff on ‎14-01-2014 18:21

Currently spell check is not supported within the Windows desktop client.  Adding spell check will allow for users to ensure that they will not be mis-spelling items when posting on Skype.


Transfer Calls

Status: Under consideration
by od.james on ‎07-03-2014 10:28
We use Skype for business use. It would be extremely handy to transfer a live call to another Skype account.<br><br>This feature used to exist, but was removed. Please bring it back. Skype cannot claim Skype for Business unless it has basic business calling functions!


Status: Under consideration
by DannyBoy11122 on ‎31-01-2014 23:58

There should be themes like what Windows live messenger used to have :happy:


Thank you


Block spammers

Status: Implemented
by Aussienospace on ‎08-04-2014 13:59

I am tired of having spammers ask to be added to my contact list. 


Although I have in my settings "Allow IM's from = people in my contact list only" I still get the spammers who want to either spam me, defraud me.


I never chat to these people and always immediately report them as spam and decline the request. But I should not have to do this.


We need REAL privacy settings like we had in messenger as right now the current settings do not give you this.


I dont want people who are not in my contact list have the ability to pop up and ask to be added to my contact list - period!

Status: Implemented
In the latest Skype build (6.16), we currently limit the message size to 300 characters for users to identify themselves, this should help to prevent users from trying to add you and sending you this information.

I know this has been discussed many times, but it would be really nice to add an OPTION (in the OPTIONS menu) that lets you make the close button actually close Skype. I'm not saying it should replace the current way or even be default. I would just like the option to do that.


Unread Message Notification Timer

Status: Comments Requested
by Xaser on ‎23-05-2014 12:08



many people I collaborate with using skype are very fast typers, like me. That means that reading a new message is a process of tabbing over, reading the message and tabbing back in the matter of about a second.


However the new message notification seems to be combined with a delay that results in the message still being marked as unread when tabbing back, which can be very annoying.


I therefore propose to remove this delay timer alltogether or at least give the skype user the ability to turn it off using the settings menu or a configuration file.

Status: Comments Requested
Thank you for the feedback. Would other users like to have this as well? Please add comments or kudos and we will monitor the interest level.

Arrange a Skype meeting & meeting reminder

Status: Under consideration
by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎15-01-2014 21:50 - last edited on ‎18-01-2014 04:17 by scottstumsft Staff

It would be good to have the ability to set up a Skype meeting with specific Skype contacts and then also to have an automatic reminder for the meeting for all the participants.
Also to view inside Skype schedule of Skype meetings which you could postpone, cancel, decline, accept.

I have many contacts and would like to be notified only when certain people come online or go offline.  But, Skype currently only allows for an "all or nothing" notification, so I am frequently notified about people that I really don't care about!

Status: Under consideration
Thank you for your suggestion. We will enter this item for consideration.

Eye Problems

Status: More Information needed
by skypesuckspnis on ‎23-01-2014 00:24

I see that you, employees of Skype, are having trouble using your eyes for basic activities such as reading, which is very disappointing, because who is then going to help us with our problems and ideas for improvement. I have the solution for your eyes though.

So maybe it is time now to stop the ignoring support you are offering us and instead listen to our ideas for once. It has been said countless of times, you can even google it if you dont believe me, that every day people keep getting frustrated beacuse of eye fatigue, you included apparently, and there is no way to get around it with your client.

I thought a company that is owned by Microsoft and which has so many users could show some respect to its users, do not take all for granted, all is not set in stone.

If you did not get my point you need to make us, all users, without charge, being able to change the appearance of the client. It does not matter if it is your own skype pre-designed templates that we may choose between or if we can just change the colours individually ourselves. As long as we do not have to endure the pain of the light.

We just do not want to strain our eyes just because you are too lazy to not having fixed such a basic feature already even though so many years has passed with similar posts like this one all over your archives. So go now fellow reader, contact your manager or what ever you have to do for the good of mankind.

Good Luck

Status: More Information needed
Please see the comments and help us clarify what you are looking for.

It is inevitible that different people have different input audio levels. As such, I perceive that it is necessary to have control over individual volume levels for group call situations. Sometimes, certain people overwhelm others and the ability to adjust the individual volume levels would be really really useful. Even a mute function for when some people might be away but in a call and have unbearable background noise.

Status: Under consideration
Thank you all for the feedback, we will be routing this to the right team.

Show "Music currently listening to" in status.

Status: Under consideration
by UnknownReverent on ‎31-01-2014 23:17 - last edited on ‎12-03-2014 20:56 by LaurieLP Staff

I'd like the "currently listening to" status back to show friends what I'm listening to. I'm often Skyping with friends and listening to music and they ask what I'm listening to.


I've always liked showing what I was listening to and I always used it back when they had the plugin.

Status: Under consideration
Thank you for your suggestion. We will submit for consideration.

When users double-click on a contact to instant message them and then start typing, their typing is interrupted after a couple of characters by the loading of one of these new ads in the top of the chat window, and the focus and cursor are removed from the text entry box. So the only way to continue typing is to click in the text entry area a second time.


This is a hassle, it is totally unintuitive, and if users aren't looking, they can lose an entire message that was typed after the ad loaded and focus was lost from the text entry box.


Here is an entire thread devoted to complaints about this bug:

Status: Implemented
Thanks for your feedback. This got addressed in Skype 6.16 for Windows (or later version) which you can download from

CAPSLOCK warning on sign in screen

Status: Under consideration
by xshadow on ‎06-05-2014 20:41 - last edited on ‎07-05-2014 10:13 by Community Manager Community Manager

hello guys, hope you are all doing well..

I have a suggestion to make about skype.. i'mvery happy with it and i thank you for this wonderful development.. 

The suggestion that i want to do is, when you try to login on skype and your capslock is on it should be something like a warning message that your CAPSLOCK is on so the user may know sometimes why he can't login into his account.. Thank you for your time :happy:

Status: Under consideration
Great idea. As Claudius mentioned, this is available on Microsoft Account sign in, but not Skype login.

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