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  1. Be able to change skype name

    We must be able to edit our skype name.

    8 votes
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  2. Skype Name must be changeable.

    We should be able to select and change our own user names instead of the mixed-numbered id. People find us faster with our usernames and it's awful to see these ugly id numbers.

    9 votes
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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. 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

    5 votes
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  6. CID Skype Name is confusing and unprofessional

    The change to for new accounts to use an auto-generated skype id similar to: "cid.5r789ghi979hf79" is a terrible decision.

    This name displays when you search for a user and looks unprofessional next to older account names that are readable and memorable. If Skype wish to force people to use e-mail address only then at least hide this string from view and communicate this to users.

    8 votes
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  7. CAMBIO DE NOMBRE DE USUARIO DE SKYPE

    Deseamos que se pueda modificar el nombre de usuario de SKYPE

    1 vote
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  8. Fondo Pantalla

    En estos tiempo de Covid-19 Skype será el reemplazo de la reuniones principales.

    Sugiero incluir fondos de pantallas de fondos temáticos para hacer más amigables esas reuniones. Por ejemplo simular que estoy en una cafetería, en un ambiente laboral, etc.

    Ya que pueden difumar el fondo de pantalla quiere decir que lo pueden independizar de la imagen principal, el usuario, con lo cual puden cambiarlo por na temática en especial

    Saludos
    lmtroncoso1

    1 vote
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  9. Keep Status of Skype intact

    Please update Skype to keep my status as "Away", like i used to be able to do in older versions of skype (v 7.4).

    how to keep myself "Away" permanently if i wish, the way the old skype worked, where you could set it once and it remained that way until you changed it to another status regardless if you signed out or not.

    18 votes
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  10. 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

    4 votes
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  11. An invitation link through which a Skype user can directly connect to us on our Skype messenger should be valid for permanent basis

    An invitation link through which a Skype user can directly connect to us on our Skype messenger should be valid for permanent basis so that our visitor on the website can directly connect with us on skype with just a single click.

    I come to know from your customer support agent that link to share our profile which we get from share and connect option is valid for 24 hours only.

    To copy the name and find in skype is look hard compare to the one-click option. Isn't?

    1 vote
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  12. Thumbnail Adjustability

    Allow users to adjust the thumbnail of their profile picture like every other social media does. This should have been a feature that was available since day one. Having a profile picture showing all the wrong portions in the thumbnail appears sloppy and completely unprofessional - This goes double for people using Skype For Business.

    1 vote
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  13. Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    8 votes
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. Add Join Dates To Skype (account creation date)

    Join dates of yourself and others on profile

    3 votes
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  16. LIVE NAME IS JUST SOME RANDOM NUMBERS AND LETTERS AUTOMATICALLY CHOSEN BY SKYPE

    When we create a Skype account there is no option to choose a username. You can only insert you e-mail. And then your live name just appears as random numbers and letters. This is very annoying. No one would want his live name to be anything but a name that he chooses. Not just some random numbers and letters. I hope you could fix this as soon as possible. Thank you

    2 votes
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  17. 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

    5 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. Share profile

    Since you cannot have a Skype name anymore, there should be a link to share your profile with other people so they can find you directly through that specific link.

    2 votes
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  20. Allowing users to change their Skype Name atleast once or twice.

    Hello Skype team. How you doing! I really want you to Think about allowing users to change their Skype Name atleast once or twice. Because what if we create an account with a crazy funky Skype name and now we wanna change it to be more decent and formal. You know, for the formal calls and interview calls sake. Please let us know if we are privileged to have this feature!? Peace.! Have a great day.

    8 votes
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