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  1. The conversations should load with the history automatically

    Like Skype for public, this app should load previous conversations in the same chat window. Currently we have to scroll through a list of chats maintained for each session. Instead, it should display conversations like Skype

    11,680 votes
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      67 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Store the conversation history within the application, instead of requiring Outloook

      It's utterly bizarre that if I want to look back over previous IM conversations with someone - even if they were only a few hours ago - I have to use a separate client instead of having them right there in the IM window itself.

      It's even more daft, given that normal Skype has this capability, but Skype for Business doesn't. So the supposedly premium tool is missing a key function which the free tool does have.

      By all means, store the conversations at server level separately as well, so that we can access them independently of the client if…

      9,402 votes
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        102 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to paste a screenshot directly into a conversation without having to save it as a file

        When the print screen button is used to take a screenshot, the ability to send this screenshot by pressing ctrl+v in the conversation. This is available in regular Skype but not in Skype for Business.

        9,191 votes
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          33 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keep history in conversation

          keep all history in the conversation, as is done in gtalk

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            37 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove the smiley face from the Skype for Business

            The smiley face in the "Business" software is not appropriate, at minimun. So can you remove this? Thanks.

            6,072 votes
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              175 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Combining Skype & Skype for Business client

              Need the option to have business and personal contact come.together in 1 Skype interface at the client end. I don't want to have to run two instances to communicate with different groups. I also have a subscriptions linked to my private Skype account, which I'd like to be able to use to make calls to business contacts.

              5,431 votes
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                55 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4,684 votes
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                  193 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • User has read message

                  I love using SFB. But in my job, i need to contact people and when it comes to certain topics, people tend to ignore me and i have noticed i can not see whether they have read the message or not? (Unless they are typing).

                  If i could see whether they have read the message it would give me an idea of who is busy and those who are just ignoring you. (Whatsapp concept).

                  4,608 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cut and paste is stupid. Just copy what I have selected not names, dates and times

                    Cut and paste is stupid. Just copy what I have selected not names, dates and times

                    4,130 votes
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                      29 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The chat history is feature is awfull, it creates new history for every bit fo conversation instead of havinf one single history.

                      The chat history feature is awfull, it creates new history for every bit of conversation instead of having one single history. When starting a conversaton on desktop and then carrying on mobile it loses part of the messages.

                      3,960 votes
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                        23 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Minimalist Mode

                        The smallest window size for Skype for Business is almost 1/4th the screen on a 4:3 ration monitor. My names/contacts are only half the width. Additionally 1/3rd the height is to buttons/status that could be reduced as well.

                        I would like to see a minimalist view and be able to shrink the menu/status bars as well.

                        3,358 votes
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                          66 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • More emojis

                          Love the current emojis, I feel like freshening them up always adds some fun to the word day

                          2,960 votes
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                            40 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Scroll down automatically when new messages are received

                            Even when chat window is open, and new message is received, it doesn't scroll down, I always need to press the three-dots button on bottom right to see latest messages, very counter-productive.

                            Please enable automatic scroll to prevent having to move my tired little mouse cursor always to chat screen.

                            2,955 votes
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                              79 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a "Working from home" status

                              Add a "Working from home" or "Working remotely" status so we can indicate when we are working remotely so coworkers know we aren't at our desk even though we're online.

                              2,892 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • AutoCorrect like Microsoft Word

                                Some chat text gets automatically replaced be own defined rules, like for example "+5" get replaced by "Sorry for being late, meeting starts 5 minutes later". AutoText should be editable as in Microsoft Word.

                                2,646 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to send and view screenshots in the IM window without having to save, attach, open files or start a meeting.

                                  Add the ability to insert screen shots into an IM window and have it be fully viewable to all parties involved without having to save it as a file and attach to the IM where it may or may not open for the chat partner. Yes, one could start a meeting, but depending on what is on the desktop being shared, a person may not want the chat partner to be in full view of anything else that may be open or toggled through at the time. IBM's Sametime system has this function and it was quite effective in case…

                                  2,572 votes
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                                    17 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "Message is to long to send"

                                    For people that work on serious projects.
                                    Why can't I send long messages.

                                    2,469 votes
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                                      42 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Be able to use .GIF's besides smileys and emoticons, like Lotus Notes :)

                                      Be able to use .GIF's besides smileys and emoticons, like Lotus Notes :)

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                                        6 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More emojis! : )

                                        Love you new emojis, but we need an even bigger selection!

                                        2,166 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Import Contacts from normal Skype

                                          Provide a way to export contacts from a normal skype account to a business one.

                                          2,027 votes
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                                            83 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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