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  1. Prayer Status

    Please add a Namaz or Offering Prayer Status, A Status which show my activity for Prayer Time,

    7 votes
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  2. 7 votes
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  3. Making Skype name editable

    I hope skype release a new update that allows changing Skype name like other social medias "Facebook-twitter-instgram-linkedin-tumblr-vk-even snapchat"not only for display name

    7 votes
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  4. Ability to amend skype name

    Grant users access to change their skype name. This comes handy for modifying to a more professional Skype name

    7 votes
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  5. 7 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Birthday Notifications

    Hello, in the past you had birthday notifications in the contact list and the system messaged you when a friend has a birthday. You stopped this some time ago and I also reported the issue over a year ago and it still didn’t get fixed. I’m hoping you can fix this feature so it’s available again, thanks.

    6 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 6 votes
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  11. Skype automatically change avatar every day

    Hello Skype team, I want to contribute 1 idea for avatar image. Could user able to choose list of avatars one time. After that, skype automatically choose from list again and show random 1 different avatar imgage from this list every day. Hope my ideas come true. Thank you so much.

    6 votes
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  12. 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!

    6 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. changing skype usernames

    The ability to change skype usernames or delete the account only and not the microsoft account

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  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. Hiding Profile

    You should be able to hide your profile so no one can see instead of having to close and delete account. I just want to take a break not start all over.

    5 votes
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