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  1. Change Skype name

    Allow me to change my weird allocated algorithm to which I did not consent to a personalised, normal Skype name where my friends can find me easily.

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  2. 3 votes
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  3. adding photo to profile using camera

    Can I take photo using laptop's camera to add one to my profile ? It's easier rather diggin' up archives. Thanks.

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  4. Add Join Dates To Skype (account creation date)

    Join dates of yourself and others on profile

    2 votes
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  5. Skype Name

    Hello Skype.

    There needs to be an option to change the Skype Name as if you have logged into Skype through email or phone for 1st time, it gives you a very weird Skype Name which you cant share with anyone considering the size and Non User Friendly Name.

    12 votes
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  6. emotional picture

    i like to able to upload emotional picture in my profile .

    1 vote
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  7. have a choice to have usernames and make skype easy to use for older people and young people

    can you bring back skype usernames be cause i have family who use it a lot and its hard to add people on skype and can you make it where i can use skype and add people on skype and i got fired from my job please make it more easy for poeple like me

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Update the Skype Name at least through Microsoft Support

    I have created the Skype Name a long time ago using my First Name and Last Name. It has changed through the years and I would like to change my Skype Name too because it confusing for the people that I communicate with but unfortunately, I do not have the opportunity to do this in any way even though Skype Support. I provide my case number 1487069621

    2 votes
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  10. Making Skype name editable

    I hope skype release a new update that allows changing Skype name like other social medias "Facebook-twitter-instgram-linkedin-tumblr-vk-even snapchat"not only for display name

    2 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Automatic availability

    I love the feature that you can change your availability (active, away, do not disturb, invisible) but once you change it, you can not reset it so that it automatically updates your availability. I believe this feature should be installed for both easy use of the app, and the fact that this is almost a bug or glitch already, so the installation of this feature will most definitely fix that bug.

    2 votes
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  13. Change User Name

    I want to change my name from all the numbers to a new user name so people can find me easier. I can't seem to do that in this new version.

    3 votes
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  14. Ability to amend skype name

    Grant users access to change their skype name. This comes handy for modifying to a more professional Skype name

    3 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Would you help us to change our skype ID into our nickname, I am using my Original Name as Display name

    I want to change my skype ID using my nickname. Im using my original name as my display name so that, it could be easy to find by anyone. But my concern is i could not change my skype ID. I wanted to put my nickname as my Skype ID. You know,

    1 vote
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Since Skype has already feature for money transfer, it should have ability to transfer fund between Skype and Paypal.

    If I have xtra Skype credit, I should be able to transfer it to my link Paypal account and vice versa. It will maximize the ability of fund management for Skype users.

    2 votes
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  20. Landline as caller id

    I’m wanting to use Skype to make work calls when out of the office, and for my iD to show up as our landline number. The trouble is I can’t register the number as Skype requests a txt confirmation, and with different numbers or it showing as blocked my clients won’t answer my calls

    2 votes
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