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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. 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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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. 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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  4. Pouvoir créer son propre statut (ex : en formation)

    Pouvoir créer son propre statut (ex : en formation)

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  5. 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.

    4 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. please add this feature that after blocking someone our profile picture not show that person

    please add this feature that after blocking someone our profile picture not show that person

    1 vote
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  8. Moving image/.gif for Profile picture

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

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Sanskrit

    Please translate your interface in Sanskrit also, it will be great.

    1 vote
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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. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. Add Join Dates To Skype (account creation date)

    Join dates of yourself and others on profile

    3 votes
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  14. emotional picture

    i like to able to upload emotional picture in my profile .

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  15. 3 votes
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  16. 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

    6 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Automatic availability

    I love the feature that you can change your availability (active, away, do not disturb, invisible) but once you change it, you can not reset it so that it automatically updates your availability. I believe this feature should be installed for both easy use of the app, and the fact that this is almost a bug or glitch already, so the installation of this feature will most definitely fix that bug.

    2 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. 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,

    4 votes
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