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  1. Skype Name change

    At this point we should have the ability to change our Skype name like lmao

    6 votes

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  2. Skype Names Must Become Modifiable for Old Accounts

    It is dangerous for some people (e.g., transgender) to have their real name included in their Skype Name. Please, allow us to have our Skype Names changed to a RANDOM string of letters and numbers instead. You have already been doing this to the more recent account creators.

    6 votes

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  3. Possibility to change the Skype name.

    I want to ask for a possibility to change the Skype name. If it takes too long to show up, I'll delete my account and use another calling app.

    6 votes

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  4. Last seen

    Instead of saying last seen days ago, it would be better say the precise time and date of the person last seen like in Whatsapp application.

    6 votes

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  5. Allow users to hide their birthday from view

    Users should be able to hide their birthday from their Skype profile. Allowing users to "edit" their birthday but not hide it completely is bizarre, and diminishes user control over his/her/their information. Let us decide what is and what is not visible on our profiles.

    p.s. Proposing that users change their birthday––that is, edit their birthday to a fake date––is hardly an a solution. In fact, the suggestion (received by Microsoft Support) is laughable.

    6 votes

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  6. kindly allow users to change their id

    kindly allow users to change their id's

    6 votes

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  7. Change skype user name

    Make provision for changing user name without having to give your real name or email address, just like in Facebook...

    6 votes

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  8. Live Name ID!

    Why we cannot change the live ID. That is not good. Pls fix

    6 votes

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  9. More status options!

    Add more status options like in the old days.

    The statuses would be:
    Online (of course)
    Do Not Disturb
    Away
    Busy
    Invisible! I think it gives people a lot more options to express what they're doing. :D

    6 votes

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  10. 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

    6 votes

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  11. 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…

    6 votes

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  12. 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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  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...

    6 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Status and quote

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

    6 votes

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  17. profile

    can i be able to change my skype name

    5 votes

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  18. Change Live Name Once A Year

    I used my skype account when i was young. And i used an infantine name for live name. But now i can't change it. It's really effect me. So i suggest we can change the name. At least twice - Can you help ?

    5 votes

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  19. Skype Invisible mode have display visibility of profile by coloured circle ,it should be there

    profile invisibility status shows in a rounded circle ,it shouldn't show ,

    for privacy of invisible status

    5 votes

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  20. 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.

    5 votes

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