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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Moving image/.gif for Profile picture

    Moving image/.gif for Profile picture
    so it will be cooler

    2 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. credit 0.00 showing on my skype a/c next to my name

    This is a problem which has not been resolved, although I have contacted the agent. I do not use skype for phone purposes, so do not understand why this 0.00 has started to appear next to my name? It appeared following a recent update. I want it removed but do NOT know how to rectify this problem.

    2 votes
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  7. Always Online Status

    I think it would be nice to have the status option "always online (available)" like the older versions of Skype.
    Because right now, if we are keyboard or mouse (trackpad) inactive for few minutes (example: watching youtube video) the status automatically becomes "away" even if we are still in front of the computer and that can be confusing for some of our contacts.

    11 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Выбор страны СССР в настройках профиля.

    И не надо голословно заявлять что СССР распался или развалился. Конституция СССР не содержала функций развала страны. И сейчас на данный момент все жители России являются гражданами СССР это факт и все международные договоры с СССР действуют. И органы управления СССР восстановлены с 2010 года под руководством ВрИО Президента СССР С.В. Тараскиным. Так требую внести в список стран СССР. Это наша страна, наша Родина, Наше государство. СССР возрождён из пепла и спрос будет с каждого.

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  12. Let us delete our skype accounts

    PROVIDE AN OPTION TO DELETE OUR ACCOUNT. LET US DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH OUR OWN INFORMATION!!!!!!

    4 votes
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  13. Provide actual help to Skype members that are being abused

    If a problem is reported an involves nudity of one member while the other member starts screen saving your images and is extorting, ruining your life. Maybe remove the abuser, content and provide a person not a robot for victim

    1 vote
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  14. The user should be able to hide their birth year.

    The user should be able to hide their birth year as this is not an information that is desirable to be shared. A better option could be to allow the user to save their date of birth without specifying the year, which currently is mandatory.

    10 votes
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  15. Birthday

    add an option to hide birthday from know or unknown people

    17 votes
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  16. User those not using site more then a week can be blocked.

    User those who are not visiting Skype within a set timeline like a week or month can be blocked can get a single reminder after then permanently blocked and there I'd will be totally wash no more display or searchable.

    4 votes
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  17. Give an ability to search what the meaning of locations are such as CA is that Canada or Cakiforinia. It needs to be clear! TOO MANY SCAMS!

    The locationnof profiles needs to be clear.
    Is CA Canada or is it CALIFORNIA or something else?
    TOO MANY SCAMMERS COMMITTING SCAMS SAYING THEY ARE IN CANADA BUT MOST LIKELY THEY ARE IN CALIFORNIA!!!
    MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE LOCATION OF CALLER IS KNOWN SO WE DO NOT GET SCAMMED!!! Especially catfishers!!! I need to know what CA stands for!!!

    1 vote
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  18. Would you help us to change our skype ID into our nickname, I am using my Original Name as Display name

    I want to change my skype ID using my nickname. Im using my original name as my display name so that, it could be easy to find by anyone. But my concern is i could not change my skype ID. I wanted to put my nickname as my Skype ID. You know,

    3 votes
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  19. Birthday Reminders

    Hi,
    Please bring back birthday reminders which used to be there on Skype 7 and shown on the specific contact that has a birthday listed in the profile, I have not seen any reminders at all since I changed to Skype 8 long ago now.
    Please also make sure these reminders are also shown via iPhone/Android too.
    Thanks!
    PS. I see below that Petr at Skype says that the reminders are back already but I saw nothing and a friend had a birthday 3 days ago and nothing shown up in Skype on Windows nor iPhone at all and I…

    5 votes
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  20. A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing.

    A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing. There are way too many people using other people pictures.

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