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  1. Let the Skype name be changed

    Let the Skype name be changed

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  2. Skype Name

    I hope there is an option to change the skype name (live:) address or to personalize it for once instead of getting the address on the email.

    10 votes

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  3. We should be able to change out live names please!!!!

    We ahould be able to change the live name

    10 votes

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  4. Skype Name Change

    Clearly I'm not the first person to suggest this (nor, likely, will I be the last), but people need to be able to change their Skype Name, full stop. I (or any other customers, for that matter) shouldn't have to sit here and explain to you my reasoning, but since this is a feature that has never been updated in my years of using Skype (as far as I'm aware), and Microsoft seems keen on ignoring the many, many requests for this feature, I will detail why users should be able to change their Skype Names.

    On the very first…

    10 votes

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  5. skype name

    Be able to choose your Skype name when you first make your account instead of it being the did one so it's more personal

    10 votes

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  6. 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.

    10 votes

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  7. Please add the ability to move/crop an uploaded profile picture

    After uploading a profile picture, it would be great if the user could move/crop the picture so they can control what's seen in the circle. I've seen a few contacts who's profile picture is just of their chest and their head is cut off in the viewable area of the profile pic. circle.

    10 votes

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  8. Skype Name Can be changed

    Skype Name Can be changed

    9 votes

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  9. it is really disturbing that I cannot change my skype name

    I have changed my surname and now I find that I must keep my old surname because Microsoft has deemed it necessary to treat us just like numbers and now I use a name that is not legally mine anymore and to make matters worse if I do open a new account you will give me a computer generated name. You say becasue of fraudulent accounts , well yo are exacerbating the whole thing. I cannot even open a new one as myemail address is linked to the account I have and so I must reamin using an ex husband…

    9 votes

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  10. 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

    9 votes

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  11. 9 votes

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  12. Make an edit button to change your skype name for those who have live: before their user or in general an edit button to change your user

    For those of you that are annoyed by your weird user with the live: thing in front of it or for those who don't like their user anymore, you can finally change it.

    9 votes

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  13. Profile name or username

    I've encountered a problem that requires your help. I am Asif Iqbal. At present, I am freelancing in graphics design alongside education. In the workplace, I have to communicate with domestic and foreign clients. That's why I chose Microsoft Skype as a mode of communication. I use the convenience of my self-banding (asifuix) so clients can easily find me! However I cannot change my Skype name (live: .cid.e309485a45ea9105). I need a username to match my own banding. I hope you give the right solution and cooperation.

    9 votes

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  14. Moving image/.gif for Profile picture

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

    9 votes

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  15. 9 votes

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  16. 9 votes

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  17. 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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  18. hie i am not able to change my username which should be an option. i am having a lots of problems bcz of the username i made years ago

    also the skype account cannot be deleted separtely . thats a very wrong feature that we have to delete our microsoft account in order to delete the skype account. we should have the option to delete skype separately

    8 votes

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  19. Please add an option to change, hide or remove the Skype Name. I can't change it and it's showing my deadname (I am transgender).

    I am transgender and I am changing my name on all my online accounts.

    My Skype Name (Skype ID) shows my deadname. This is really disstressing as I don't want anyone to ever see my deadname.

    I also cannot delete my skype account as it is linked to my microsoft account, which I use for literally everything.

    I am out of options, and this is making me really upset.

    Please add an option to change, hide, randomly regenerate or remove it.

    8 votes

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  20. Ability to choose "Skype Chat Name"

    I am new to Skype and have not been able to choose what People know me by over Skype rather than the one given to me by Skype

    8 votes

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