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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Add current time and timezone

    I'd like to show local time of user in my contact list. I am attaching screenshot - https://prnt.sc/qzncde .
    You can easy understand what I'd like to say. It's so simple and you can add it in skype. It's small feature but It's help a lot. I have to check client's time on google each time.

    One more if you can do. On click client's time, it show differences of both time and if we want to calculate then give there calendar with time to easy calculate time difference.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    8 votes
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  4. Change Usernames? (change the name others use to add you)

    Please add a feature that allows us to change our username! Yes we can change our display name, but some people have their lastnames in their usernames, and we wanna change them! Thanks!

    20 votes
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  5. Ability to insert a picture to a Skype account.

    It would be great if we could insert a picture for easier identification of skype accounts.

    4 votes
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  6. Changing Skype Name

    I need to change Skype Name. Please help me out for this. At least through your customer support team by collecting proper reason.

    15 votes
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  7. Make profile picture visible to certain contacts

    Allow multiple pfp's, picking different ones for certain contacts to see.

    3 votes
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  8. 12 votes
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  9. Skype usernames

    When you create this feature?

    3 votes
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  10. Skype Username / Skype ID

    Skype should allow users to set/keep Username/Skype ID of 'will'. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allow users to set/keep Username of 'will'

    64 votes
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  11. Ability to change Skype login name (not display name)

    I understand that Skype does not allow me to change my Skype name, but considering my account is a decade old, I now find that the account name I have chosen to be offensive and does not reflect what I personally represent. Even though it might not be visible to contacts, it upsets me when I have to use my Skype name to log in.

    And also, now that Microsoft has acquired Skype, my Skype is linked to my Microsoft account so I won't be able to delete my Skype account and start a new one without deleting the associated…

    15 votes
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  12. 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

    7 votes
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  13. Please developers can allow adjusting Skype name. It will be easy when our business send Skype name for our partners. Thanks

    We need to change Skype name for our business. Now Skype name is random. This is not professional for our business

    1 vote
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  14. Request to Add more available Status

    Request to Add more available Status

    Require few more status like Away or Be right back

    51 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Over the past few months you were asking us to improve Skype statuses. We have heard your feedback loud and clear and we plan to make status messages an integral part of your presence. Check out the link below for more details. I’ll post an update when it’s available.

    - Petr

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/bringing-you-more-control-over-your-skype-status/fd40b538-9f61-4972-bf70-05af53316626?page=15

  15. 2 votes
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  16. Ability to amend skype name

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

    7 votes
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  17. Let us edit usernames or get rid of them altogether

    Everyone wants this. No one wants the randomly generated jargon username that is now the only option on opening a new account.

    Either that or just get rid of usernames alltogether - we are forced to link skype to an email or create a microsoft email, thats the login. We can change the display name. Thats all we need. Its a legacy thing just get rid of it

    11 votes
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  18. Changing shown name (not username)

    I don't want to change my username, only my shown name. I have completely different name on my MS account and Hotmail. It is just few lines of code. Why is this so hard for your programmers? It is known issue for years now.

    2 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. change skype name

    Add the ability to change Skype Name.

    I was given a Skype Name based on an old Hotmail address that I no longer use, despite not logging in with it.

    And now, I find that there's no way to change it; I can imagine I'm not the only one who would get annoyed by this.

    10 votes
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