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  1. Unlocking skype account

    When MS locks the account, the only option to unlock the account is to request a security code via text message. That is the only option and it discriminates against those of us who choose not to enable texting capabilities on a mobile phone or have given up their mobile for the security and reliability of a landline. Skype needs to offer an alternative other than have Skype text the code to the mobile phone of a friend or family member, which sort of undermines the security of the procedure.

    2 votes
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  2. Allow me to delete my contact information from another user

    I have occasional one-off conversations with people that I don't want to have future access to personal information such as my name. It scares me that even though I have deleted these people from my contact lists after my one and only call with them, these strangers can now see my full name and have my Skype ID permanently saved if they want it. With my first and last name, they can cause all sorts of problems for me. If I had realized the other person would have permanent access to my name and Skype ID after just one call…

    3 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Don't run Skype unless WE ask you to!!!

    Stop forcing your annoying app to run on every Win10 machine.

    Many of us NEVER plan on using it, so you're wasting our RAM and CPU for no reason whatsoever.

    I never asked you to install/run Skype on my PC, nor does there seem to be a clean way to PERMANENTLY disable it.

    Give me my RAM back, and stop enabling your app when users intentionally turn it off! When somebody clearly has disabled the app, one would think your installer would take the **** hint, but no, that would be reasonable, which your software is not.

    Seriously, you have…

    4 votes
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  5. please provide away to delete the people who show up in the search function

    when i enter a skype search there appears a list of people that I have contacted before. I do not want this list to be visible. Please provide a way to delete this list.

    3 votes
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  6. Adding to group chats

    I have very controlling friends and if I leave their group chat they just invite me back. Can you make a setting where if they invite you back it has to be with your permission? Like it would send you a notification saying "Hi I'm (person's name) would you like to join (group chat's name)?" and it would have the option to Accept or Decline.

    5 votes
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  7. 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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  8. deleting history

    I understand history is kept for up to 2 years. Would it be difficult to add an option for me (the usr ) to change that time period to perhaps 30 day?

    3 votes
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  9. Contact me before locking my account

    Can we please be contacted before you lock an account for suspected hack or violation of terms of use? Have been arbitrarily blocked a couple of times without being hacked, or violating terms, and haven't been given an explanation or had to chance to verify that it was me using the account.

    4 votes
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  10. Password

    Your app is the best app ever but you must put security password login for protection every app have security password or touch id to protect my chat and privacy for me no one can access my chat but as now i feel naked without password and not my 1st app to chat please please add this option 😘

    7 votes
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  11. Being able to delete all individuals that you have blocked.

    I would like to be able to delete anyone that I have blocked or at least be able to delete anyone that I may have added.

    5 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Permament uninstall

    I prefer desktop version.

    4 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Block unknown callers

    Do not ring if the call comes from someone not on my contact list (eg a spammer, scammer, or pornographer).

    2 votes
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  17. A privacy option which prevents (via skype of course) the other party recording the video. This is very important if the other party is U18

    A privacy option which prevents (via skype of course) the other party recording the video. This is very important if the other party is U18 - often the case in

    6 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. Sign Out from Other Device Feature.

    Please Add The Feature Of Signout From All Other Device On Click And Confirm That With Password.

    This Is Best Option For Security And Signout From Previous Signing Unknown Device Or Signing By Mistake In Other Device.

    10 votes
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  20. Simultaneous Login

    Skype should develop feature to allow/disallow simultaneous login on diff devices.

    In many case we have to give password to our family or friends, now they can check our private chats by logging simultaneously or parallely.

    its a threat to privacy, so pls make this change as earliest

    6 votes
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