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 a functional example is needed.
I just found this post because my company has just switched from Lotus Sametime to Skype Lync and this is our entire companies main complaint and frustration.
It made me feel better because we aren't the only ones, but it made me sad because this is a 3 year old post :'(
These votes should be merged with this post. Same idea, but more votes: https://www.skypefeedback.com/forums/299913-generally-available/suggestions/15171105-ability-to-paste-a-screenshot-directly-into-a-conv
David Ringler commented
The ability to send and view screenshots would be a very handy feature within Skype. It is the one thing that I used a lot and was accustomed to in Sametime.
Strongly recommend enabling a similar feature within Skype
After having used IBM Sametime for years, I'm at a new employer and have to get used to Skype now. I'm surprised this basic feature is not available. I used it often, it's easy, simple and very practical. Without it, IM is losing a lot of it's appeal and usefulness.
Sametime had it for many many years, so technically it should not be hard to have this feature in Skype.
This feature is highly requested at our company where we've just moved from Lotus Sametime to Skype Business. Working as a developer it's really benefitial to quickly cut and paste images and share with other developers or customers.
Roy Faltesek commented
SFB allows sending of images I have on the clipboard, but the recipient has to accept the "file" (image), which doesn't display well in place on Windows, on Mac it is even worse, I think no display in place, just an Open link.
I understand wanting to protect users from malicious files, but you should be able to handle images well and securely, which are by far the most common content sent in messaging.
Faris Abdulla commented
I love this feature of sametime to insert screen shots into an IM window which I miss in skype.
Pawan Pillai commented
Make is same as Lotus Sametime. Sametime is so easy and fast to use.
[Deleted User] commented
Make all features similar to what Lotus Sametime had and then you'll have a good im.
I wish Skype adds this., Like the way we have in IBM Sametime where you can grab a part of a screen and share instantly.
This seems like a common request. I hope that Microsoft fixes thisf
I would like this feature. I use Jing for snipping which is very handy. It has all the important editing tools (highlight, text, arrows etc.) It also has a copy image option which I currently use if I have to send via skype or email. However the option to do this through skype would be nice. Perhaps a Jing plugin would do the trick?
Star Wolf commented
We been using Sametime from Lotus Notes for more than 15 years and are presently transitioning to Skype for Business, the screen capture was a very powerful tools used daily. Capturing screen it one thing but to be able to do a quick edit by adding arrows to point a section, line, rectangle, circle, etc. this is where you get efficient and productive. I vote 3 for this feature with the editing capture screen.
Cameron VanNatta commented
Dearly needed for IT work, because sharing snips of crashes and errors is used several times a day.
Pedro Viteri commented
This is a real need
Mike Boehm commented
I could do this just fine with Lync 2013. Once we upgraded to the Skype UI, now I can't do this any more. As soon as I paste an image into the chat window it sends it as a download type file instead of just putting it in the chat. Why was this changed/removed?
The ability of sending a screenshot via messenger saves time and it's very practical for the business environment. Saves us from sending an e-mail to show something that can easily be sent via the IM