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  1. Impossible to verify an account using a phone number if you don't have one

    If your account is temporarily suspended it is impossible to reactivate it if you do not have a phone number. If a code sent to the registered email account is suffice for resetting a password then why not use it as an option to verify the account? Now can't even close my account, ridiculous!

    8 votes
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  2. Skype

    I have had incredible frustration and confusion with Skype accounts. MS made me an unwanted Live: Skype account, which it defaults to when I go to the web site to add credit or buy a Skype number.

    The Skype number I bought went to this idiotic, unwanted Live: Skype account. Credit I purchased for Skype calls did the same.

    Why would I abandon a 20yr old Skype account?

    I cannot erase the unwanted, unnecessary, forced-upon-me Live: Skype address that is also tied to my MS account, WITHOUT DELETING MY ENTIRE MS ACCOUNT!!!!

    Seriously, who designs this kind of idiocy?

    I…

    77 votes
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  3. 15 votes
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  4. Signing In and Out

    I find it good that when I sign out Skype memorizes my user name, but I think it would be better if it does not memorize also my password

    9 votes
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  5. Improve account recovery with multiple possible answers, or empower support employees to do this with correct info

    Improve account recovery.

    My account was hacked.
    The automated form is very frustrating in that it asks for information, many of which may have multiple possible answers.
    Why can't I say, "birthdate could be one of these possible answers?"
    "address could be one of these addresses"
    Or contact someone in person.

    I have all the purchase invoices for everything I've purchased from Skype over the years, and other information that indicates my account ownership. But the automated form makes it all guesswork, and far too time consuming.

    8 votes
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  6. Allow unlink Skype from the MS account without deleting the account


    1. Provide an option and instructions to update old non-MS live Skype accounts to be updated to a MS live account, rather than creating a new unneeded and unwanted Skype account.

    2. When installing Office 365 and it asks for your Skype name, but won't recognize it because it was created before MS bought Skype. Give the customer the option to stop and associate the account to avoid an erroneous account being created. Provide specific information regarding what will happen if you don't and that it will create a new Skype account and MS won't allow you to unlink it or link…
    157 votes
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  7. Refine your compromised account detection system.

    Non-compromised accounts of English as a Second Language tutors of RareJob Inc. who use personal skype accounts in contacting students who use personal accounts are being suspended/deactivated for sending contact requests.

    Their line of business via Skype should not be violations of the Fair Use Policy.

    RareJob Inc. Can be considered as one of your loyal customers for 11 years and counting.

    You already messed up with the UI. Will you also mess up the usage itself of Skype?

    88 votes
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  8. Skype call history

    Please bring the Skype Call History back for the Latest Version of Skype for Windows 10 (Current version 8.31.0.92). I want to see a list of calls made and the costs of each call. Classic Skype had this feature and it was easy to use. Should also be easy to get access to the Call History.

    59 votes
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  9. I want to be able to merge my accounts, and keep only one.

    I want to be able to merge my accounts and keep only one.

    61 votes
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  10. Add option to delete history from My usage

    Skype store all the phone numbers and when you called in “Skype\My account\Usage\My usage”. It’s a serious security concern if a hiker if someone hacks your account.

    66 votes
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    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability to allow you to delete all the conversations with one click. In the meantime you can delete your conversations one by one. Right click on the conversation in the recent chats list, and select the option to “Delete Conversation”.
    - Petr

  11. Remove the silent merge of Skype-Microsoft accounts

    Nobody really likes things happening without consent, nor the fact you're unable to un-merge accounts.

    38 votes
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  12. 207 votes
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  13. Subscription limitations

    The subscription is limited for one time purchase, let suppose that I purchase one subscription for a month, and that subscription is finished before the time period, then i am not able to purchase the same subscription for the second time, it must be changed, so that the customer can purchase the same subscription for 2nd or even 3rd time.

    10 votes
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  14. stop signing me in automatically

    stop signing me in automatically

    22 votes
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  15. Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    Microsoft sure knows how to destroy a wet dream. SKYPE before Microsoft took it over worked seamlessly and the features were 100% practical.

    What did Microsoft strip out?


    1. No longer could you leave a personalized voice-mail message;


    2. No longer could you set your ring to one sound device (external speaker) and listen through another sound device (your headset). So on each call, now you have to switch back and forth, and make sure you leave the speaker on the external when you end each call, or you will never hear the ring of a new call;


    3. No longer can you…

    27 votes
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  16. Identity: One ID as Proxy for another ID

    I should be able to give another account authorization to act on my account's behalf. Messaging, calling, contact management, payments, everything.

    Options for full disclosure ("George skyping for Mary"), partial ("an authorized delegate skyping for May"), and no disclosure.

    Contexts:


    • A lawyer should be able to log in as herself and act on behalf of a client's account.


    • A parent for a minor child.


    • An adult child for a parent with dementia.


    • One employee (signed in as themself) for a corporate account.


    • A friend for a friend on vacation.


    • A bot for a user.


    7 votes
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  17. The screen will not be split into two halves

    Hi Skype, please promptly fix the bug in the latest version of skype for mobiles. The screen will not be split into two halves during a video call (I'm on one half of the screen and my other friend) It's bad and impractical, I can not see how I look. Please make a quick fix. Well thank you.

    19 votes
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  18. Simplify login!

    Simplify login!
    1. In ver. 8 when you log in you got a “welcome /splash screen” that don’t do anything, now I have to go to 3 windows just to log in should be one! Pretty please, remove it!
    2. Make skype remember my “live” account like it does with my Skype account (I got a dropdown list with the Skype account’s I used on a PC, but not the “live” accounts, it would be really convenient if it remembered the LOOOONG :) “live” account , not just the short Skype accounts) It would make switching between accounts easier, and/or…

    17 votes
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  19. 11 votes
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  20. Skype 安全性太差,连最基本的安全锁都没有,如果电脑手机丢失,Skype 里面的联系人信息与其他用户隐私数据与完全公开没什么两样,你们连最基本的用户隐私安全都不能保障,是不是有点说不过去啊?

    建议增加 PIN 码

    你们这收集建议里面强制收集用户信息就不合理,虽然你们写了“可以随时退出”,但是数据已经收集过去了,我还能自己从你们的数据库里面删掉吗?电子邮箱可以给你,姓名和IP地址让人很不舒服,本身电子邮箱就可以确认一个人的身份了,你们还要求那么多,是不是不合适呢?

    15 votes
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