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  1. 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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  2. Touch ID and Face ID Login

    Hi,
    Could you please make the option to require Touch ID or Face ID to log into Skype on iPhone and Android. This option is already available on many other apps. Thanks.

    39 votes
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  3. Verification process to real people like FB and Twitter has

    Verification process of an Account, to stop fakes/pedophiles from taking advantage of underage girls since the beginning of Skype software creation.

    Make it possible to verify real celebrities with a blue check mark and make it possible to verify normal people with a green check mark and don't them change their name anymore once verified. The verified person needs to have a actual official website or other verified social media account linked to Skype to get verified and there also some other options to prove of course, it's just an idea.

    Why? Pedophiles/Fakes are using celebrity account names to pretend…

    11 votes
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  4. reinstate the option of deleting old Im messages. The new version is ridiculous in that there isn't an easy way to do this

    Please reinstate the option to delete old conversations. I like to clear mine out often as I use the IM option only on my skype. These new updates of skype have made that almost impossible to do.

    10 votes
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  5. Stop sharing my contacts with others without my permission

    Please immediately disable automatically sharing contact lists for the "People You May Know" feature, and create an explicit opt-in setting. Due to contact list asymmetry, accounts with few contacts can identify which other addresses their 1st degree contacts have in their contact list, without the 1st degree contact expressly sharing that information. This can have adverse effects in terms of unintended disclosure in private life and business contexts.

    32 votes
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  6. Good job of sharing contacts!Now my clients and providers know each other. you'll bear responsibility for this privacy violation!

    A stupid ridiculous idea of sharing my contacts with everyone forces me to completely remove my skype account. And I am going to discuss this issue with my lawyer.

    13 votes
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  7. Option to NOT SHARE contacts ASAP!

    Make an option to NOT share contacts ASAP and have it on by default. It's a violation of privacy to force users share their contacts with others without our consent. I DO NOT CONSENT

    17 votes
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  8. Turn off Invasion of Privacy. Do not expose my contacts.

    You have exposed my contacts to all my other contacts. I also know who my contacts have been chatting to. Horrible invasion of privacy. Please turn this off or at least give us the option of our lives remaining private.

    To say I now feel awkward is an understatement. I am now party to personal information because of what you have exposed to me about people I know.

    You could have at least made this an option or warning when you add a contact that they will be exposed to all your other contacts. I clearly missed this and thought…

    17 votes
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  9. Opting out of mutual suggestions

    There has to be an opt out for mutual contacts and contact suggestions. As a women I have been stalked by someone that found me through a mutual friend suggestion. I'm required to use the platform for work and it is SCARY!!!
    Find or Build a solution TODAY!!!!!

    12 votes
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  10. FORGET my username option - on Login screen!

    We really NEED an option to: FORGET my username + password / Login credential ... on Login screen!

    7 votes
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  11. Disable automatic "recommendation" of "potential" friends in Skype!

    It's not Ok to show my contacts to other persons in my contact list as "potential" friends, without asking me if I want such a "feature". You should ASK on the start of Skype if I want this, instead of just activate such a functionality! I want to have a CHOICE to disable or enable it!!! Respect the privacy of your users!!!

    18 votes
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  12. I want people to stop being able to see my contacts! There noisy as ****!

    I want people to stop being able to see my contacts! There noisy as **** and getting in all my buisness accusing me of things!

    7 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 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

    9 votes
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  15. Allow me to remove Cortana Completely from Skype.

    If I wanted to use Cortana and let MS have all my data and have my privacy invaded, I wouldn't be running an out-dated windows 7 and STILL using Linux on my other computer. I'd pay 10 bucks for Skype, I've seen plenty of ads on Skype, I won't pay my privacy too so you can call it "Free".

    14 votes
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  16. New Features should arrive Turned Off

    Due to your resent act of un-privacy update where you forced us to be in recommendations, forced recommendations upon us AND made us searchable online, which I find to be a breach of privacy and a breach of trust between me and your product, I would HIGHLY recommend you to have every new feature turned OFF as you ship it.

    Not everybody is the same, not everyone wants the same. So why force everybody to get the same updates?

    Make sure your new set of new features are given to us in a notification first, and tell us how to…

    12 votes
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  17. Privacy

    Apparently some of my skype contacts can view who are my other skype contacts. I don't know if this can be turned off.

    8 votes
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  18. Security Details - Must be added

    Hi,
    If possible then please add few security options.

    1- security options for IM's - i.e. everyone should be having the Liberty to choose whether to receive from whom and block unknown/unwanted IM's

    2- Hiding phone number, email id, birthday and photo from unknown people

    3- two step verification login

    4- better recovery options for account-chat-contacts in case of hack or device lost

    Please review and apply these suggestions for a better user safety and it will also help you in increasing your business.

    Rest it is your wish.

    Skype is lacking alot of security measures and thus people are…

    8 votes
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  19. Make Skype Profile Fully Private

    I want to see implemented in skype a function to make your profile fully private, i want people who are not in your contacts list to not be able to send you a message, i want that function because im tired to recieve messages from some russians every hour i block one anoher come and i will reealy love that function to be implemened in account privacy

    10 votes
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  20. Option to check on which devices you are logged in and disconnect them if needed !

    Option to check on which devices you are logged in and disconnect them if needed !

    11 votes
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