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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. 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.

    6 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Please add a feature that allows Skype users to change their live name.

    I would love if Skype would add a feature that allows users to change their live name. Mine was assigned based off a 20 year old email address that is associated with my now ex-husband. It would be so wonderful if I could just change that live name, rather than having to create a new account and start over. Thank you for your consideration.

    5 votes
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  5. PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    5 votes
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  6. Moving image/.gif for Profile picture

    Moving image/.gif for Profile picture
    so it will be cooler

    5 votes
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  7. 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.

    5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 5 votes
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  11. Profile banners

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

    5 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

  12. Allow us to make a change in Skype’s name!

    Able to change Skype name & email address under update Personal information/profile Or the account setting.

    Thanks,
    HK

    4 votes
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  13. We need option , supported to change skype name ?

    We need option , supported to change skype name ?

    4 votes
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  14. Нужны права АДМИНИСТРАТОРА для создавшего групповой чат.

    Безобразия в приложении, меня может отключить любой участник группы! Решайте скорее эту проблему!!!

    4 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Share profile

    Since you cannot have a Skype name anymore, there should be a link to share your profile with other people so they can find you directly through that specific link.

    4 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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