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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. 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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  2. 8 votes
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  3. 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

    8 votes
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  4. 8 votes
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  5. 8 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. Skype Name

    allow users to change skype name for their own preferred names

    7 votes
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  8. Change Skype Name

    The ability to change the profile name would be helpful instead of creating a new account.

    Sometimes people can outgrow Skype names.

    7 votes
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  9. 7 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Change / personalise skype name

    Allow users to tailor / poersonalise their skype name as opposed tot he auto generated names which are assigned.

    6 votes
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  15. 6 votes
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  16. Change tech ID name

    I am divorced with a name change and cannot change the techID name it is still listed as his name. I should be able to request a new ID

    6 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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

    6 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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...

    6 votes
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