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  1. Skype Name

    I hope there is an option to change the skype name (live:) address or to personalize it for once instead of getting the address on the email.

    5 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. I'm from online institute we are using more then 2000 Skype ID's Can you add option to lock and unlock by password of all contacts of my lis

    I'm from online institute we are using more then 2000 Skype ID's Can you add option to lock and unlock by password of all contacts of my list
    Bcs of some teachers are thief he sees profile of students and contact from personal account and forced the students to attend the class personally

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  4. hie i am not able to change my username which should be an option. i am having a lots of problems bcz of the username i made years ago

    also the skype account cannot be deleted separtely . thats a very wrong feature that we have to delete our microsoft account in order to delete the skype account. we should have the option to delete skype separately

    6 votes
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  5. Skype live ID

    Please add an option to change Skype id. It will make Skype more good. All the other Social media apps have the feature to change username. It will make us to remember other ids.

    6 votes
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  6. adding more gender options

    I think it would be good to add more gender options for profiles to be more inclusive since there are already emojis for other genders than male and female so adding an option in profiles would be good

    3 votes
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  7. facebook

    bring back Onedrive stay open contacts cloud images presence

    1 vote
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  8. Please add an option to change, hide or remove the Skype Name. I can't change it and it's showing my deadname (I am transgender).

    I am transgender and I am changing my name on all my online accounts.

    My Skype Name (Skype ID) shows my deadname. This is really disstressing as I don't want anyone to ever see my deadname.

    I also cannot delete my skype account as it is linked to my microsoft account, which I use for literally everything.

    I am out of options, and this is making me really upset.

    Please add an option to change, hide, randomly regenerate or remove it.

    5 votes
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  9. downloading all photos from chat with passed away family before account will be closed!

    My mum has passed away recently.
    I try to save as many photos as I can.
    But for some reason i have just short history on pc and very long on android phone.
    Could you make some way to access photos which has been sent received and made with skype please!?Maybe as folder so customers could see photos and pick and choose an save to remember family member!?Thanks

    3 votes
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  10. Please let us pick a Skype Name when we first create an account. This feature was available before... We need this feature back.

    Please let us pick a Skype Name when we first create an account. This feature was available before... We need this feature back. Please give us this feature to select a Skype Name of our choice when we first create an account.

    If possible, please give the existing users the feature of changing their Skype Names for at least one time for a certain period of time.

    6 votes
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  11. and some more things to put where it say things like playing video games

    and some more things to put where it say things like playing video games in what you're up to because I'm not in school and I'm retired so anything for school or work don't work for me and most of them are for that and maybe for this time of year we could put Merry Christmas and so on

    1 vote
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  12. Possibility to change the Skype name.

    I want to ask for a possibility to change the Skype name. If it takes too long to show up, I'll delete my account and use another calling app.

    5 votes
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  13. Provide an option to change your username or ask for the username at the startup clearly

    At least provide an option to change your username (i know its not ideal) or ask for the username at the startup of creating profile clearly my username is cid.44a13ce71a and guess what how difficult is this you can have suggestions like ayazullahburki2020 or realayazullahburki etc. Now i am just trying to delete my skype account but its not possible you have to delete the whole microsoft account ...

    9 votes
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  14. Be able to change Skype name

    Skype should allow us changing a Skype name, instead of long generated code Skype gives us.

    11 votes
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  15. Automatic Status Change

    Sometimes, automatization is needed. This is the case: when I'm working, I have to use the status to show others when I'm available. Yeah, you already knew that. But usually, I forget to change my status because I'm busy or thinking on another things. It could be really useful an option to make this change automatically. Maybe a schedule or at least, change between "Busy" and "Available" when I answer/end a call.

    2 votes
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  16. Unsuitable automatic name initials // Unpassende automatische Erstellung von Namensinitialen

    ============GERMAN version bellow========
    Hello,

    my first name and surname both start with an "S". Skype and all other Microsoft products makes me one the somewhat inappropriate initial "SS". Therefore, I would find it good if with such initials Microsoft would use 3 letters e.g. the 2 first letters of the surname and the first of the first name.

    ===========GERMAN=====================
    Hallo,

    mein Vorname und Nachnahme beginnen jeweils mit einem "S". Skype und alle anderen Microsoft Produkte macht mir daraus eine den etwas unpassenden Initialien "SS". Daher fände ich es gut wenn bei solchen Initialen Microsoft 3 Buchstaben nutzen würde z.B. die…

    2 votes
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  17. Edible skype id name

    Allow users to change their id for other users to find them easier then the random generated codes. For whatever reason its not allowed to edit only when first signing up which is odd and not very user friendly

    6 votes
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  18. Change id skyp to my name

    I would like change my Id/skyp to my name.tnx

    4 votes
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  19. We should be able to change out live names please!!!!

    We ahould be able to change the live name

    10 votes
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  20. As I’m running my business i want to setup my business name as my skype username.

    As I’m running business i want to setup my business name as my skype name. Like before

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