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  1. 11 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Username Profile Adress

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

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    11 votes
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  5. hi,please have the option of letting me change my skype name

    please have the option of changing my skype name

    10 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    9 votes
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  10. Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    9 votes
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  11. Inablility to change skype name makes it impossible to become anonymous.

    Even when an alias email is created the skype name remains the same and you are therefore unable to go anonymous if the skype name generated for you is your real name, wich is the case for many ppl." first.last@email.com" might give you "live:first.last" as a skype name for example. I want to be able to change my skype name or hide it on my alias email.

    8 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. Skype Name

    Ad an edit for the Skype name because I've left it since I realized that I Couldn't change my Skype name it's an embarrassing..

    8 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Be able to change skype name

    We must be able to edit our skype name.

    8 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 8 votes
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  19. 8 votes
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  20. 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.

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