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  1. Change "Skype name" to be labeled "Account Id" and "name" to "display name/ user name" to eliminate confusion

    Current labels within the profile are very confusing to the end user and should be changed to clarify what labels are internal tags and which ones are used for searching for users on the platform

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  2. How to have 3 different Skype names to use on my 3 devices

    Why oh why we can't have Skype names like we had before Microsoft took it over to have a Skype username used to so good as friends knew which one of my 3 devices i was on and so it was easy now it has been profile same name on all 3 of my devices used to be so easy now complicated and a very frustraighting

    2 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Allow conversion of Skype name to "live:.cidnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn" format.

    If a person, say Fred Blogs deleted their Skype account (or Microsoft account), then comes back to Skype a while later...

    They can't be live:Fred.Blogs anymore, they'd be live:Fred.Blogs 1 or maybe 27 .

    I took to creating an alias in Outlook.com that was my cid number as shown in OneDrive URL

    e.g. onedrive.live.com/?id=root&cid=nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    I've noticed there are many live:.cid Skype names now.

    Not being the 'one and only' is not so nice too.

    And so a button to a one way trip to convert to live:.cid would be a kindness.

    Even if it's put as a OneDrive URL, as…

    2 votes
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  5. Паша Килячин

    Здравствуйте!!!!!!!!!! Я прошу, смените, пожалуйста, логин в Skype: live:.cid.fe4526bd457bbd8b на z89119527803, и верните возможность самому выбирать логин Skype при регистрации аккаунта. Буду ждать Вашего ответа!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  6. GAME DETECT

    skype can detect if you are playing a game and it will show up as your status, for example, Playing: ROBLOX

    2 votes
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  7. Save a mood

    On the share what you are up to we would like to save any custom items we created, for example:
    Create a mood using the emoji (mp) and text On a call, then add it to the suggested list

    2 votes
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  8. now playing status

    The ability to show what music I'm playing on macOS.

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. GIF WITH PROFILE

    SHOW GIF WITH PROFILE WHEN ONLINE

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Provide actual help to Skype members that are being abused

    If a problem is reported an involves nudity of one member while the other member starts screen saving your images and is extorting, ruining your life. Maybe remove the abuser, content and provide a person not a robot for victim

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  14. LIVE NAME IS JUST SOME RANDOM NUMBERS AND LETTERS AUTOMATICALLY CHOSEN BY SKYPE

    When we create a Skype account there is no option to choose a username. You can only insert you e-mail. And then your live name just appears as random numbers and letters. This is very annoying. No one would want his live name to be anything but a name that he chooses. Not just some random numbers and letters. I hope you could fix this as soon as possible. Thank you

    2 votes
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  15. credit 0.00 showing on my skype a/c next to my name

    This is a problem which has not been resolved, although I have contacted the agent. I do not use skype for phone purposes, so do not understand why this 0.00 has started to appear next to my name? It appeared following a recent update. I want it removed but do NOT know how to rectify this problem.

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  16. Automatic availability

    I love the feature that you can change your availability (active, away, do not disturb, invisible) but once you change it, you can not reset it so that it automatically updates your availability. I believe this feature should be installed for both easy use of the app, and the fact that this is almost a bug or glitch already, so the installation of this feature will most definitely fix that bug.

    2 votes
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  17. Profile Status with the same account

    Hi
    Return separate status on the same account.
    I have Skype on my laptop and on my phone. I was able to pick different profile status on each but now after the most recent update a few days ago now if I put online both of my skype goes online. I am using the same account and I was before but before I was able to have 2 different statues but now no.
    I really think its important to have two different statues especially on the phone since its 24/7 with you as a person.
    Thanks

    2 votes
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  18. Skype Creation date

    Can you please add information for when the skype account was created month day and year would really appreciate it
    Snapchat has that feature please make it available for Skype very soon

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  19. Be able to expand status text. As far as I know you can't do that.

    Be able to expand status text. You know, the things like "I just saw such a beautiful rainstorm today...", those kind. As far as I know, you can't do that. I think you used to be able to in older versions, I remember being able to on my iTouch back in the day. Let me know if this is a false memory or not. Either way, it would be a great feature.

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  20. 2 votes
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