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  1. 5 votes
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  2. change skype name

    How does one change their skype name???

    4 votes
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  3. Change other people's profile picture on Skype (only you can see)

    Some people on skype's profiles are hard to tell apart or something so it would be nice to be able to change other's profiles but only you can see it. Changing them can also help you remember who is who.

    4 votes
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  4. Edit Usernames Please!

    I don't want my username to be after my first registered email username... I really would like to change it, and I bet many others would like to change theirs too. Please add this feature!

    4 votes
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  5. Add current time and timezone

    I'd like to show local time of user in my contact list. I am attaching screenshot - https://prnt.sc/qzncde .
    You can easy understand what I'd like to say. It's so simple and you can add it in skype. It's small feature but It's help a lot. I have to check client's time on google each time.

    One more if you can do. On click client's time, it show differences of both time and if we want to calculate then give there calendar with time to easy calculate time difference.

    4 votes
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  6. Ability to insert a picture to a Skype account.

    It would be great if we could insert a picture for easier identification of skype accounts.

    4 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. have a choice to have usernames and make skype easy to use for older people and young people

    can you bring back skype usernames be cause i have family who use it a lot and its hard to add people on skype and can you make it where i can use skype and add people on skype and i got fired from my job please make it more easy for poeple like me

    4 votes
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  9. 4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. qr

    Please add a QR Code "Add me to SKYPE" button like all SNS platforms.

    4 votes
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  13. remember log in

    I have a work and a private skype profile. Whenever I log out from one profile, i have to start typing in my other profile username and password (although i want to store the seetings on this pc system). i would much prefer an approach that is similar to google login, where it is possible to choose one or the other profile username and the only thing necessary to complete is the password...

    4 votes
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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. Status and quote

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

    4 votes
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  17. Profile banners

    It would be cool if we can set profile banners. Almost like google+ has

    4 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Skype. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request. Please keep continue supporting this Idea.

    - Petr

  18. Make profile picture visible to certain contacts

    Allow multiple pfp's, picking different ones for certain contacts to see.

    3 votes
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  19. Skype usernames

    When you create this feature?

    3 votes
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  20. 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.

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