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  1. Fraud--contact

    Hi Skype,
    der should definitly be a way to contact you to alert some fraud.
    Yesterday someone used my account to load money with a third party's credit card details. Unfortunately, there is no way to report such incidents. I have now reset the password and activated 2fa, too bad that there is no help from Microsoft.

    2 votes
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    Hi Valentin, thank you for your feedback. If you are dealing with any kind of abuse, spam or fake accounts feel free to report it and block them. Here is the link how to do it: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10001/how-do-i-report-abuse-by-someone-in-skype

    You can also chat with our live support agents through our support page here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/contactus/skype/?needslogin=false&language=en

    Hope it helps!

    - Petr

  2. There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    7 votes
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  3. We should be able to make ourselves invisible to certain persons. What if we are Active online so one persons knows were available, but d

    We should be able to make ourselves invisible to certain persons. What if we are Active online so one persons knows were available, but dont want others trying to contact us " because we are available "

    11 votes
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  4. Message and Convesation Privacy

    Add option to be able to delete message or entire chat from all devices. Right now user have to login to each device and delete message or entire conversation.

    Let user delete and remove message or entire chat from all devices from one device.

    Give full privacy to users to be able to wipe out and delete message from all devices and forever.

    28 votes
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  5. Stop Spam

    Stop sending spam notifications like ... 'Happy Mothers Day'

    There is no way to turn this spam off.

    4 votes
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  6. Quick access to Security Settings

    I changed the primary mail. But it is asking me to wait for a month to enter in to the security setting.

    It should be fast so that we can change the setting.

    2 votes
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  7. 5 votes
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  8. Please Everyone beware.

    Everyone please be aware. If you sign out on Android and ask Skype to forget all your details on the device it works . BUT if you uninstall.and reinstall you will be prompted to log onto the account WITHOUT even. Needing any password.. YES THATS RIGHT. I have just been told this is a feature for "convenience" what. This means Microsoft are actually storing our passwords at there server.. 🤫🧐🙄🤔

    2 votes
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  9. Security Hole Between Skype & Paypal

    Paypal doesn't require a password to authorise payment after an initial purchase. This is clearly a security flaw, unlocked phones get snatched out of hands all the time. Banks are mandating 2 step authorisation, meanwhile Skype & Paypal have left the door wide open to my bank account, "because it's convenient for users". Wake up guys, Bill Gates won't be happy when his phone gets snatched out of his hand...

    1 vote
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  10. password

    Allow sign in after successfully changing password. I was using a Skype account I'd used for years, on the same device I've been using it for several years. I'm so annoyed right now. I successfully changed my password and then got LOCKED OUT of my account. Even entering the new password doesn't work (confirmed by support person). NOWHERE does it tell me that I'm locked out and I need to wait 24 hours before trying again. So I'm entering my new password over and over, from multiple devices, and guess what? It doesn't let me in! How hard is it…

    2 votes
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  11. Message Spam filtering

    Screening of messages and profiles to detect spam (like in any good email provider).
    I don't care if it flags genuine messages from new accounts occasionally, as long as the spam isn't seen.

    4 votes
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  12. HEY HERES AN IDEA LETS US UNISTALL

    i dunno having the option to unistall skype from my computer and not having it running 24/7 when not in use

    3 votes
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  13. Protocol Specification

    Please release your protocol specification and allow others to implement that. Public audit is the best way to increase security/privacy of your customers (if it is important for you)

    7 votes
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  14. Sign in verification

    Your sign in verification is not working. My skype account has been hacked. A contact sent me a screen shot of the conversation I had with her, that I did not have, asking for money. In other words, she thought she was conversing with me and it was with someone hacking my account. I want two stage verification through my phone. You mention that you offer it. It has worked once or twice but mostly you do not come through.

    4 votes
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  15. Disable Screen Sharing

    Please allow us to disable the screen sharing option completely like we are able to with camera and microphone. As in completely turn the feature off. I don't want to accidentally click the feature and have people seeing private windows or info

    Thanks

    4 votes
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  16. Allow the Microsft and Skype logon credentials to really be the same.

    Allow the Microsft and Skype logon credentials to really be the same. When I updated this on my MS account, Skype still made me use the old password, which I can't remembr, and I am only able to log on because ••••• keeps a record. Changing the password on the Skype website doesn't change it in the app. I also have a private student, who has spent the last HOUR AND A HALF trying to change his password so he can log on for a lesson over Skype, and he is having no luck either. Skype was really bad before,…

    2 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Remove ur saved password

    There should be forget password feature in the skype such that when you remember your password and id, you should be able to remove it too

    3 votes
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  19. Skype needs a huge improvements in privacy and integrety protection settings

    GDPR stipulates that no Personal User data should be collected, leaked, displayed, transferred, processed and so on.

    Any processing, collection, displaying of personal user data is illegal if there's an alternative way, or a less intrusive way to solve the task for whatever the reason was for collecting or processing said personal information.

    GDPR also stipulates that unless Microsoft has a significant business based reason for collecting and processing any personal data, the benefits for the user must outweigh the privacy and integrity violation of said personal data.

    Everything in Skype is Personal Data according to the definition in GDPR.

    20 votes
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  20. unknown

    SPAMMERS have started using a +000000 number that comes up "UNKNOWN PERSON". There is no way for me to block this type of call without limiting all incoming calls only to contacts. Please provide a way to block this type of call or at least send it directly to voicemail and not allow it to ring.

    8 votes
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