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  1. Where is the delete a whole conversation button?

    I used to be able to delete a whole thread of a conversation in one go but can't seem to find this feature and need it.

    2 votes
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  2. enable the editing of number others can find me by on skype

    enable the editing of number others can find me by on skype it's located in the privacy sector to be enabled or disabled but not edit for some reason?

    2 votes
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  3. Make it possible to disable automatic status change.

    Impossibility to change this value allows other users to know what I'm doing. This is a violation of my privacy.
    I must have a possibility to control applications on my computer to avoid them share my private life. When Skype change my status to away after inactive period of time it violates the privacy policy.

    3 votes
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  4. where is the chat history control?

    where is the chat history control?

    28 votes
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  5. Hide your location | make country information private

    Make it possible not to indicate the country or region in the profile, or the opportunity to make this information private.

    4 votes
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  6. Automatic convicted *** offenders check upon registration for Skype, Microsoft ect.

    Background checks to keep the cyber crime down, Skype is a pool of online minors performing making money off ******** desperate people , mostly from the phillipines ect. Nothing is safe anymore.

    1 vote
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  7. Excesivo tiempo de espera

    Hola mi sugerencia es que deben acortar el tirmpo de esperar para verificar una información, 30 dias es excesivo y mas para una persona que lo necesita para estar en comunicación constante. A demas, colocar como requisito en el formulario la antigua clave cuando quiero cambiar el correo porque no se la clave para que me llegue el codigo de seguridad. Deben cambiar un poco eso

    1 vote
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  8. Impossible to delete old hacked groups. Skype vulnerability to hackers.

    Good morning Sirs, this is not an idea, it is a high priority compliance.
    5 years ago i created a conversation group on skype, to manage a congress of the Space Renaissance International.
    That group was hacked, and used for years by spammers.
    I thought it was deleted, but recently some friends noticed to me that it is still alive and spamming around.
    Chatting with Microsoft support, i learned that currently there's no way to eliminate a group, nor to remove the members one by one, since it was created years ago.
    There must be a function to remove groups,…

    1 vote
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  9. Add option for group creator to delete other people's messages

    Please add the option for group creators / admins to delete other people's messages. A lot of people post spam links in group chats and there is no way to delete them, even though I am the group owner!

    2 votes
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  10. Ability to log out - requiring actual log in (not simply re-launch)

    Would like to see option to sign out (and require actual log in, at relaunch of application), while still retaining settings and account information.

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  11. 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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  12. Ads are Curtailing Privacy

    Please remove the advertisements from Skype

    2 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. privacy

    Not found any setting that block video or phone calls. Needed: preferences in settings! If I only wanna chat, there is not setting to disallow phone or video calls!

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Security of skype

    Hacker uses concierge bot to associate with Notification to steal contact and spy skype. Pls help solve proble

    3 votes
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  17. Surveillance

    The verification process of the account is very static, non-user-friendly and very hard to prove that you are yourself, what is causing me a huge headache because now I can't access my skype with the services I paid for... I'm very disappointed with Microsoft... you could be more soft, easy-going...

    1 vote
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  18. Cheers to the dumbest security system

    Got on a flight, and have an important conference call during the flight. So I paid $20 US for the inflight WiFi, managed to get connected before the con call started. Then found out I got lock out from my Skype account and not able to retrieve it because I can’t receive any txt or phone call at 10,000 feet.

    So now I am using this $20 US WiFi to leave you a thank you message. Cheers to Skype engineers, you guys are bloody brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻

    1 vote
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  19. Skype is apparently wide open for spam

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/spam-in-skype/6241abf0-85af-4a20-a054-c9b4701f0775

    Skype is allowing bots to send messages or contacts requests. It is clearly spam, and I'm sure the Skype team has it registered.

    This security breach is serious.

    Please advise how to:


    1. Only allow chats from contacts or

    2. Block chats from non-contacts +

    3. Stop the security issue with chat/contact requests from bots

    Thanks.

    13 votes
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  20. Security Function to store all messaging / calls on a local server.

    As a health service, we need to ensure that all messages and calls are not stored on a cloud or an external server at any given point of time. This ensures any patient identifiers communicated using Skype business to remain confidential.

    This will allow our health service to create our own encryption rules or security measures to prevent any breach in data.

    1 vote
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