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  1. 4 votes
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  2. Stop incoming friend requests

    Be given the opportunity to disallow incoming friend requests. This would be handy for people like myself who have quite a sought after username and, as such, get a lot of spam adds and calls from bots everyday. I don't want to have to scroll through 300 friend requests/missed calls from bots to find what my friend messaged me yesterday. Spoke to your Twitter team and they advised I post this idea here.

    1 vote
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Parental administration access

    My 15yr old daughter has Autism and loves to have the independence to use Skype to talk to her school friends and other family members. She is unaware of the social dangers that platforms like Skype can pose and we have recently been aware that she has been using the search facility to try and find friends but has ended up trying to contact random Skype members. I think that it would be good for parents to have some sort of password protected administration access to allow them to create a contact list for their child so that the child…

    2 votes
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  5. SHOW THAT YOU OR BUSY OR IN A CALL OR YOU DONT WANT TO BE DISCRUB OR YOU WANT PRIVACY

    SHOW THAT YOU OR BUSY OR YOU IN A CALL OR YOU DONT WANT TO BE DISCRUB OR YOU WANT PRIVACY

    4 votes
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  6. Make account recovery a "human in the loop" action.

    The account recovery app assumes records are available on use years in the past. *** u me precludes recovery otherwise. Either put a person in the loop, or allow failed recovery attempts to be resolved by a person in the loop.

    All automatic fails to meet (this) customer needs.

    2 votes
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  7. Please can you give your Users the options to turn off their "Last Seen"? WhatsApp has this option for their Users privacy.

    Please can you give your users the options to turn off their "Last Seen"? WhatsApp has this option for their users' privacy.

    3 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Deletion of account over blackmailing

    If someone threatens you or blackmail you over Skype. Account of that person should be deleted after report received by victim.

    2 votes
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  10. mutual contacts problem

    i don't want to my contacts see my mutual contacts.
    why you don't revise this problem in skype????
    it is very bad every body in search option if put one word can see some contacts as mutual for other persons have in its contact list.
    maybe someone don't want to share its contacts with others.
    now i for disable mutual contacts had to delete all my contacts in my view list and like this my skype got problem and can't chat with my friends easily and msges deliver with long delay sometimes , please fix and put in skype one…

    3 votes
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  11. Alert: Intrusion of privacy

    I was accidently invited in a group chat. I didn't noticed the invitation. So I hadn't refused it yet, but I also didn't accept it. And yet I was still able to see the content of their group chat. This is a huge intrusion of their privacy. Their is a famous Flemish saying by Tom Lenaerts "Waar zijn jullie mee bezig boys? Los het op!" Meaning: What the f*ck are you doing, boys? Fix it! Thank you. (Sorry for the mistakes in writing, I'm not a native English speaker)

    1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Keep Status of Skype intact

    Please update Skype to keep my status as "Away", like I used to be able to do in older versions of skype (v 7.4).

    I want to keep myself "Away" permanently if I wish, the way the old skype worked, where you could set it once and it remained that way until you changed it to another status regardless if you signed out or not.

    10 votes
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  14. New privicy setting

    Allow users to automatically block unknown calls and messages. Set up a feature where only only contacts who are on the user's contact list are allowed to call them.

    Plus at a quick report button for unwanted spam messages and scam calls

    3 votes
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  15. To be able to delete search history

    To be able to delete search history

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  16. I moduli di recupero

    I moduli di recupero per recuperare un account bloccato con un'informazione di ripristino non più utilizzabile (un vecchio indirizzo mail), sono inutili!!! Ne avrò compilati almeno 200 in due anni!!! Non funzionano trovate un altro sistema, fanno soltanto perdere tempo. Sono 2 anni che tento di recuperare un account e non sono ancora riuscito!!!!

    1 vote
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  17. "Active status" and "accessed time status" should be disabled.

    Active status and activated status should be disabled so as to maintain privacy.

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  18. Screen Privacy

    I'd love to have a feature where I don't have to share my entire screen, but a selected application only.

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  19. ALLOW A FEATURE THAT WOULD ONLY ALLOW CALLS AND MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE IN YOUR CONTACT LIST

    Have A feature that only allows calls and messages from people in your contact list.

    3 votes
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  20. password

    add local password like telegram , user can assign a local password on entering the application. maybe a windows desktop used by two or more real users.

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