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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,493 votes
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  2. Custom Skype Name

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

    15 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

    11 votes
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  4. 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.

    11 votes
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  5. Change / personalise skype name

    Allow users to tailor / poersonalise their skype name as opposed tot he auto generated names which are assigned.

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    10 votes
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  7. Skype Name

    allow users to change skype name for their own preferred names

    7 votes
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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    5 votes
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  11. 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.

    26 votes
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  12. Change tech ID name

    I am divorced with a name change and cannot change the techID name it is still listed as his name. I should be able to request a new ID

    6 votes
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  13. 6 votes
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  14. Please add a feature that allows Skype users to change their live name.

    I would love if Skype would add a feature that allows users to change their live name. Mine was assigned based off a 20 year old email address that is associated with my now ex-husband. It would be so wonderful if I could just change that live name, rather than having to create a new account and start over. Thank you for your consideration.

    5 votes
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  15. 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

    8 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Allow us to make a change in Skype’s name!

    Able to change Skype name & email address under update Personal information/profile Or the account setting.

    Thanks,
    HK

    4 votes
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  19. kindly allow users to change their id

    kindly allow users to change their id's

    3 votes
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  20. Change skype user name

    Make provision for changing user name without having to give your real name or email address, just like in Facebook...

    3 votes
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