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  1. birthday

    Add ability to remove birthday from profile and/or add ability to hide birthday and other personal information from everyone, including contacts.

    The fact that birthdays are used as a form of official government identification AND are used in the account/password recovery process for Skype itself means that it is extremely counter-intuitive and a grave security concern for Skype to force customers to share this information with everyone else on Skype.

    2 votes

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  2. 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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  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…

    12 votes

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  4. 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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  5. Can you permanently remove the security check of my Skype

    Due to my personal reasons, I often log in my account with a different IP address. Can you permanently remove the security check of my Skype
    My skype: casyseller@outlook.com

    2 votes

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  6. Permament uninstall

    I prefer desktop version.

    4 votes

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  7. Problem with robo calls

    Lately I have been receiving a lot of robo calls. It should be easy to submit my Skype in number to a no call list as well as report the spam/robo calls to a blocked number list.

    3 votes

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  8. 23 votes

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  9. Block unknown callers

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

    3 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Phone verification

    Hello,

    I reset my password and when I tried to log into my account with the new pass word, my account was blocked, and to resolve this issue I had to enter a phone number so a verification code could be sent to me, and then I was suppose to enter said code to unblock my account.

    Can you explain to me, since microsoft doesn't have my number and doesn't even ask me to put my own number, any number is good as long as I have access to it to get the verification code, how does THAT help anything…

    2 votes

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  15. 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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  16. I want to clear my history but cannot goto IM Settings - advanced because there is no selection for "options" under Tools.

    I want to clear my history but cannot goto IM Settings - advanced because there is no selection for "options" under Tools.

    2 votes

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  17. Delete conversations means delete, not hide!

    So, the way that I have found this to work is that when I actually want to DELETE a conversation, somehow, after some time, it pops back again. That is not what should happen. I want to be able to get rid of conversations that are no longer of use for me, or I just don't want to remember some, or whatever reason.

    Add this option and, among a few others that should be there by default, at least on a PC (yeah, you got me, I mean KEY SHORTCUTS) and I most definitely guarantee to you that users will…

    39 votes

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  18. 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 !

    12 votes

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  19. Its the worst app ever

    because of security policy I am ready to call this app as the worst ever. Serious? I can verify my account only with one number? Serious? I pay money for Skype, my work is related with Skype and I have to wait 30(!!!) days coz I do not use my old number anymore?! I am deeply disappointed. I will think to change Skype to another app.

    5 votes

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  20. Weird Chats

    Three chats with weird names that disapear straight after I open skype, every time I open it after a time. I am just worried weather someone might be botting my acount and using it.

    1 vote

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