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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

      16,481 votes
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      116 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. 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.

      16,006 votes
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      67 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    3. Linux desktop client for Skype for Business

      Ignore the Category.
      Make the desktop client available for Linux.

      15,941 votes
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      1357 comments  ·  Client - Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    4. 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…

      13,536 votes
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      205 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    5. Keep history in conversation

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

      11,966 votes
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      64 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    6. Continous Conversation / IM Roaming across devices

      Provide ability to continue conversations across multiple devices with chat/content history displayed.

      10,725 votes
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      379 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    7. Add screen capturing feature

      Copy/paste feature is a rather lengthy process. Adding a simple screen capture feature to the tools (such as attaching files, emoticons, etc) would be very helpful when needing quick discussions and actions.

      10,082 votes
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      128 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    8. 9,700 votes
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      429 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    9. Stop saving conversations in email. Save it in Skype where I need it. If I wanted the conversations in my email, I would have sent an email.

      Stop saving conversations in email. Save it in Skype where I need it. If I wanted the conversations in my email, I would have sent an email.

      7,803 votes
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      33 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. 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.

      7,146 votes
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      262 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    11. 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.

      6,317 votes
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      63 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    12. Add GIFs

      Add option to save and send GIFs besides smileys and emoticons. Lotus Sametime has GIFs and it is one of it's best features.

      6,016 votes
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      50 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. 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).

      5,603 votes
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      34 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    14. 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

      4,815 votes
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      30 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    15. 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.

      4,814 votes
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      116 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    16. 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.

      4,704 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    17. There should be a way to leave message when someones not online

      When someone is not online you should be able to message them

      4,682 votes
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      21 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    18. 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.

      4,627 votes
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      24 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    19. 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.

      4,506 votes
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      95 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    20. More emonitcons

      More emoticons needs to be added and needs to give option to add own emoticons.

      4,225 votes
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      29 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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