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  1. 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.

    17 votes

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  2. 16 votes

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  3. Let us change Skype name!

    Let us change the skype name!!

    15 votes

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  4. 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.

    15 votes

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  5. Change Skype Name

    Skype Names should be created by the user on sign up, not humiliatingly randomically, and never made visible to others. No other platform shows a user's login publicly.

    14 votes

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  6. 14 votes

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  7. Skype Name

    allow users to change skype name for their own preferred names

    14 votes

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  8. Bring back the feature to unlink your skype from your microsoft account!

    The option to delete your skype account without deleting your Microsoft account should be a feature! This is that you can't unlink your account. What was like "hmm you know what would be a good idea? Having to disable your Microsoft account in order to delete your skype account." Like honestly y'all are ******* for not having this option

    14 votes

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  9. 14 votes

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  10. 14 votes

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  11. Be able to change Skype name

    Skype should allow us changing a Skype name, instead of long generated code Skype gives us.

    13 votes

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  12. Change username

    I need to change my username, so that it will be easier to have on my signature.

    13 votes

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  13. PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    13 votes

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  14. Provide an option to change your username or ask for the username at the startup clearly

    At least provide an option to change your username (i know its not ideal) or ask for the username at the startup of creating profile clearly my username is cid.44a13ce71a and guess what how difficult is this you can have suggestions like ayazullahburki2020 or realayazullahburki etc. Now i am just trying to delete my skype account but its not possible you have to delete the whole microsoft account ...

    12 votes

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  15. Changing the Skype username or moving Skype account from one Microsoft account to another

    We currently can't change skype username or hide it nor we can move skype account from one Microsoft account to another, so we are forced to use 2 accounts if username is embarrassing or contains info from email...

    12 votes

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  16. 12 votes

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  17. Change the skype name

    In case the account was hacking

    11 votes

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  18. Need to change skype id/profile name for example live wali

    Bring a option to change live skype id name

    11 votes

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  19. 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.

    11 votes

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  20. Change Skype ID

    Allow the option to change Skype ID just like Xbox Gamertags, they can be changed to anything and then autogenerated numbers are assigned after so the Skype ID can always be changed if it ever gets compromised by internet trolls.

    I currently can't use Skype because of this, I need to change my Skype ID to protect my personal information from the internet, and as a result I'm not able to buy minutes or a phone number for Skype if I can't use the account.

    I literally have money waiting for you, make the feature happen and it's yours.

    10 votes

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