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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,470 votes
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    433 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all who voted for this request! We have recently made changes which should allow you to see your Username. On Skype 8 You can see it in Settings > Account & Profile under Skype Name field.

    In case you created an account using email or phone number you will see your username as live:emailid or live:uniqueidentifier.

    No exact release date is available but we are working on adding support to allow users to customize their user name. I’ll keep you posted as we move closer to release

    - Petr

  2. Custom Skype Name

    Let user create skype name (skype id) by their choice.

    10 votes
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  3. Changing the skype name

    Instead of alphanumerical, let’s be able to change our skype name to what we want

    8 votes
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  4. 7 votes
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  5. Change Skype Name

    I need to change my skype name. I cant use my skype associated with my gmail because the skype name is Katrinahorny and that's just embarrassing. I use my microsoft account associated with my gmail for xbox live and other microsoft stuff but I use skype associated with my yahoo email. The problem is on my computer if I sign into xbox live or microsoft store with my gmail it signs that account into the skype. It would be much better if I could just change the stinken skype name associated with my gmail.

    7 votes
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  6. Merging Skype accounts

    It is essential to be able to merge Skype accounts AND to be able to change a Skype name. Two accounts with the same Skype name could be merge automatically after security questions.

    21 votes
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  7. Prayer Status

    Please add a Namaz or Offering Prayer Status, A Status which show my activity for Prayer Time,

    18 votes
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  8. change my skype user name

    my skype name for people to find me is really weird and complicated and I wanna make a simplified short username but I’m not given the option to change it. my skype name can be changed but not my user name.

    6 votes
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  9. Change Skype Name

    The ability to change the profile name would be helpful instead of creating a new account.

    Sometimes people can outgrow Skype names.

    4 votes
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  10. Bring back the feature to unlink your skype from your microsoft account!

    The option to delete your skype account without deleting your Microsoft account should be a feature! This is that you can't unlink your account. What was like "hmm you know what would be a good idea? Having to disable your Microsoft account in order to delete your skype account." Like honestly y'all are ******* for not having this option

    6 votes
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  11. change password

    humble and kindhearted

    1 vote
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  12. Нужны права АДМИНИСТРАТОРА для создавшего групповой чат.

    Безобразия в приложении, меня может отключить любой участник группы! Решайте скорее эту проблему!!!

    4 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Change other people's profile picture on Skype (only you can see)

    Some people on skype's profiles are hard to tell apart or something so it would be nice to be able to change other's profiles but only you can see it. Changing them can also help you remember who is who.

    4 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Contact requests

    Please bring back the About section where users tell a bit about themselves.

    3 votes
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  18. Duplicate Profile

    I had a Skype username prior to MS acquiring it, how can I merge and maintain my contact list/credit? People cant find me using email. They need my Skype username, which they will not have, they will only have my email. Then I'm forced to maintain 2 separate accounts...not very smart

    2 votes
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  19. Birthday Notifications

    Hello, in the past you had birthday notifications in the contact list and the system messaged you when a friend has a birthday. You stopped this some time ago and I also reported the issue over a year ago and it still didn’t get fixed. I’m hoping you can fix this feature so it’s available again, thanks.

    6 votes
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  20. Primary email designation

    It would be helpful to add an email address and designate it as primary with a check mark or a primary and secondary field. Instead of logging out, clearing history, etc. Just add email address and select as primary. Delete email address would be helpful as well.

    2 votes
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