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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. Send reminders to users who have a security email different from their skype email.

    Send reminders to users who have a security email different from their skype email. It can save them from the 30-day waiting time to change it when needed!

    1 vote
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  5. Add default status option when signing into web.skype.com.

    I want to use invisible status all the time when logging into http://web.skype.com. I don't want others to know that I signed in for privacy reasons.

    8 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. enable call block from a skype account to the cellular

    Enable call blocking from any given skype account/number (even hidden numbers) to the cellular (number assigned by the carrier- ATT, Verizon, Vodafone, etc).
    There is a skype user calling me and although I can block her to call me to my skype, she managed to hide her number and is calling to my cellular number.

    4 votes
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  8. [Privacy] Skype contacts get auto-added

    I am having this huge security and privacy concern about Skype contacts and its ability to auto-adding people that I might have in my contact list into my Skype Contact book. These are people that I might have their contact info (phone number, email address...), but somehow now they are appearing , with their Skype ID that I never asked/added, automatically on my contact list in Skype, along with few hundreds others.

    I have already contacted Skype support and they seem to also in the unknown for this problem. And where it might have manifest from. Is this a setting…

    10 votes
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  9. 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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  10. contact list privacy

    Be able to appear invisible to contacts. Only visible to an individual contact or selected individuals. Currently, it's all or none. If I have a lot of contacts, people start to chat and that can get overwhelming. Sometimes you don't want to talk to someone specific, or a group of people, for whatever reason. Bring back that feature.

    7 votes
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  11. 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…

    3 votes
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  12. Need a function to be able to report scammers and spammer accounts and have them blocked globally

    Not just block locally but, be able to report an account as scammer or spammer to Skype. When this is used, the application should grab the "offending" conversation log and pull that information to Skype for review and allow the reporting UID to add comments as to Why to block. Then someone determine if they are scammer/spammer block/disable the offending account globally.

    4 votes
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  13. Skype should use Mobile number and Email for OTP for Easily Access

    Skype should use Mobile number and Email for OTP same like Whatsapp if account Blocked by any reason this will help people to get back account soon, as now talking with customer care is irritating and we need wait for 24 hours if really resolve in 24 hours, So better just provide a OTP on Email or Mobile number for recover account in a minute......

    4 votes
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  14. Is there a way to stop all these spam / fake profiles that keep trying to add / message you lately?

    Make a way to stop all these spam messages and fake accounts from adding you. When a profile has been reported for abuse / spam a few times delete the profile. Perhaps stop them making multiple accounts.

    6 votes
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  15. "Only allow contacts to IM me": Bring it back

    Since updating to the newest version of Skype, I receive several intrusive and pornographic IMs a day, with pictures. I never had this problem before.

    Skype used to have the option to only allow people in your contact list to IM you. Bring it back. It would fix this privacy issue. I don't want to receive unsolicited messages.

    Changing the privacy settings as to who can find you does not stop this problem. Besides, it makes sense to be searchable and then just not accept contact requests.

    I will be looking for an alternative to Skype if the option to…

    8 votes
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  16. User-controlled privacy

    Allow the user to delete call history. Not all calls come from or are made to contacts. There is no way to delete those. This is what your support team is telling me. Chats can be deleted but that is tedious. It would be easier for users to be able to simply delete all history. You know, like in IE. You can't tell me you don't know how IE manages history.

    5 votes
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  17. User-controlled privacy

    Allow the user to delete call history. Not all calls come from or are made to contacts. There is no way to delete those. This is what your support team is telling me. Chats can be deleted but that is tedious. It would be easier for users to be able to simply delete all history. You know, like in IE. You can't tell me you don't know how IE manages history.

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  18. Paypal should be removable

    PayPal payment method should be removable. I would like to remove all PayPal I have on your system please. I have a right to whatever information I choose to keep on your platform.

    4 votes
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  19. block phone number

    it would be nice to be able to block my phone number when calling particular people that you don't want to be able to see your phone number. If there already is a way to do this, could you tell me or refer me to the instructions on how to do it. Thanks

    4 votes
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  20. 3 votes
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