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  1. Stop asking to verify phone number

    Please stop asking me to verify my phone number . The reason for Skype is to keep communication safe and I don’t ever want to link my phone number with Skype . Please provide an option to disable the verify your number option forever . Thank you!

    7 votes
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  2. Can you put more details on the view profile like we had on older versions please

    In older versions of Skye we could get more details about them the view profile doesn't give useful details about the person now bring the view profile back as it use to be

    6 votes
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  3. should be able to update your email address, sometime peope change .

    should be able to change your email so skype can use an active one to upfdate

    4 votes
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    Hi! Thank you for your feedback. You can edit an email address or remove it from your profile if you no longer use it.
    1. Sign in to your account.
    2. Click your profile picture, or select Edit Profile in the Account details section at the bottom of the page.
    3. Scroll down to the Contact details section and click the Edit button on the right.
    4. Click the email address you want to change and edit or delete it, then click the green Save button at the bottom of the page.

    You can find out more here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA96/how-do-i-add-or-change-my-primary-email-address-in-my-skype-profile

    Hope it helps :)

    - Petr

  4. ИЗМЕНИТЬ ЛОГИН СКАЙПА

    ИЗМЕНИТЬ ЛОГИН СКАЙПА

    4 votes
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  5. Мои родители живут очень далеко, и у них нет возможности вместо windows xp поставить новый windows чтобы установить новую версию scype. До п

    Мои родители живут очень далеко, и у них нет возможности вместо windows xp поставить новый windows чтобы установить новую версию scype. До последних дней всё работало. Но тут вы сделали "добро" и закрыли их скайп. "Молодцы", я поставлю родителям другую программу, и помогу перевести всех их друзей на неё. А уж если scype подсовывает своим пользователям такое дерьмо, то и не стоит он того чтобы им пользовались. Да и не заметно каких либо улучшений. Гадко стало.

    4 votes
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  6. Forget Sign In Details

    Can we get the forget sign in details feature back? With the "don't remember my account on this computer" feature, I have to go through the entire process of resetting all my settings whenever I log back in. It's a hassle.

    3 votes
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  7. Be able to expand status text. As far as I know you can't do that.

    Be able to expand status text. You know, the things like "I just saw such a beautiful rainstorm today...", those kind. As far as I know, you can't do that. I think you used to be able to in older versions, I remember being able to on my iTouch back in the day. Let me know if this is a false memory or not. Either way, it would be a great feature.

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Please add the ability to move/crop an uploaded profile picture

    After uploading a profile picture, it would be great if the user could move/crop the picture so they can control what's seen in the circle. I've seen a few contacts who's profile picture is just of their chest and their head is cut off in the viewable area of the profile pic. circle.

    10 votes
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  10. Story

    We should have a story, like Instagram or Snapchat, by that I mean you can have it up for 24 hours but after that it is gone, and you can post on your story how ever much you want everyday

    7 votes
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  11. Birthday

    add an option to hide birthday from know or unknown people

    17 votes
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  12. Display both Skype Real Name and Custom Name

    Since we can easily change custom skype names, I think it is more useful to display skype real name of the user too, to avoid confusions.

    17 votes
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  13. add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    7 votes
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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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    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. enable the old system with a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame

    enable the old system for a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame which was much better than the present stupid fixed size circle where the photo has to be adjusted on the profilers PC before using.

    7 votes
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  16. Gender

    Offer other options under 'gender' for profile. Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender. If Skype/Microsoft wishes to be seen as inclusive and progressive, then they will offer other options than just 'Other', for e.g. 'Non-Binary'. There are many academic studies that more than suggest the need for more inclusive demographic/profile forms, and many agencies, organisations and even governments who are making positive steps to be more inclusive with demographic information. Microsoft as a major influencer should at least keep up with…

    26 votes
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    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate your feedback! As an open minded company we believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion, and we strive to create an environment that improves your Skype experience. Thanks for helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

  17. Relationship Status

    Add up a relationship status feature on Skype with the added feature of tagging the partner as well.

    6 votes
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  18. 5 votes
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  19. Status and quote

    Please add oneday story or a mood message in a column. Include quotes.

    4 votes
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  20. Username Profile Adress

    Please, give us the possibility to share our profile like Telegram. For instance :

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    15 votes
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