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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. PRIVACY

    YOU MUST BE FORCED BY COURT TO OFFER A PAID VERSION WITHOUT ANY TRACKING, GADGETS, LINKS to Offers and ensured privacy with high penalty!!

    6 votes
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  13. bring back password

    what happened to having to sign on AND use a password to get on skype. that way there is more security. We want that back.

    14 votes
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  14. Allow user to mute calls between certain times.

    I don't want receive calls in the middle of the night. The only option I can see is to delete skype.

    1 vote
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  15. Scurity? Automatically logging in???

    So although Skype 8 is inferior in any other aspect at least I read everywhere it was very secure. So I tried it and the surprise. Exiting Skype doesn't log you out - just by pressing the Skype icon again it logs automatically in. LMAO

    How is this more secure product that previous Skype versions?! It's not. I need to manually logoff every time and not only logoff but logoff and forget sign in details. LMAO

    6 votes
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  16. DEAR SKYPE, GET RID OF RIDICULOUS SECURITY QUESTIONS, PLEASE

    DEAR SKYPE TEAM!

    TODAY I UNFORTUNATELY HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF TRYING TO REACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT WHICH HAS FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON BEEN FLAGGED.
    AFTER APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES OF MY VALUABLE TIME WHICH I WILL NEVER GET BACK AND WHICH WAS AS ENJOYABLE AS SOMEONE PULLING YOUR HAIR OUT STRAND BY STRAND WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SCRATCHING THE CHALKBOARD WITH YOUR OWN NAILS, I WAS TOLD BY YOUR AUTOMATED SYSTEM THAT I HAVE NOT PROVIDED YOU WITH ENOUGH INFO TO REACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT.
    INFO THAT I HAVE KINDLY PROVIDED YOU WITH INCLUDES SOME OF THE FOLLOWING (THE LIST IS NON-EXHAUSTIVE):
    MY DATE OF…

    4 votes
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  17. Allow for select users to see your online status settings

    As stated in case #1466064127, there is no way to limit who in your contact list can see your online status. This should be adjustable so only people you select in your contact list can see your online statis.

    3 votes
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  18. Now that you have fixed Blocking.. You need to have/ADD the option of NOT allowing Blocked or Private Numbers 2📞call

    Now that you have fixed Blocking.. You need to have/ADD the option of NOT allowing Blocked or Private Numbers 2📞call
    Also for those of us who pay to have a private number and yearly subscription, we should have SMS free of change.

    1 vote
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  19. Please make it able to change pssword to the old one. It's much easier for me

    Please make it able to change pssword to the old one. It's much easier for me

    3 votes
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  20. login history activity from at least the past 12 months. not only the past 30 days.

    as of now there is no way to find out who have accessed our skype accounts without our permission in the past. all we can view is the last 30 days. which is frustrating.
    we need to view at least the last 12 months. so we assure that no one has ever accessed our accounts without our permission for a peace of mind.

    the ability to view and download all login history sessions ip's with the following.

    what type of skype app/method used to login:
    skype desktop app
    skype android app
    skype web
    skype linux app etc...

    also specifie the…

    3 votes
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