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  1. Change Skype Name

    Provide the ability to change the username in the skype profile instead of default, live:username_1

    38 votes

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  2. Change Skype ID

    Allow the option to change Skype ID just like Xbox Gamertags, they can be changed to anything and then autogenerated numbers are assigned after so the Skype ID can always be changed if it ever gets compromised by internet trolls.

    I currently can't use Skype because of this, I need to change my Skype ID to protect my personal information from the internet, and as a result I'm not able to buy minutes or a phone number for Skype if I can't use the account.

    I literally have money waiting for you, make the feature happen and it's yours.

    10 votes

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  3. Let the Skype name be changed

    Let the Skype name be changed

    10 votes

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  4. Skype Name change

    At this point we should have the ability to change our Skype name like lmao

    6 votes

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  5. Provide an option to change your username or ask for the username at the startup clearly

    At least provide an option to change your username (i know its not ideal) or ask for the username at the startup of creating profile clearly my username is cid.44a13ce71a and guess what how difficult is this you can have suggestions like ayazullahburki2020 or realayazullahburki etc. Now i am just trying to delete my skype account but its not possible you have to delete the whole microsoft account ...

    12 votes

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  6. Be able to change Skype name

    Skype should allow us changing a Skype name, instead of long generated code Skype gives us.

    13 votes

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  7. Unlink Skype from microsoft or at least make live ID changable.

    Just scrolling through the first few pages of this forum I can see that this issue is brought up at least 10 different times in 10 different ways all of which have well over a combined 300 votes! This clearly needs to be a top priority.

    Personally, my current skype ID is the only reason I refuse to use this service. I need to be able to talk to coworkers and build professional relationships and I can't do that with an ID I made in middle school

    21 votes

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  8. Skype Names Must Become Modifiable for Old Accounts

    It is dangerous for some people (e.g., transgender) to have their real name included in their Skype Name. Please, allow us to have our Skype Names changed to a RANDOM string of letters and numbers instead. You have already been doing this to the more recent account creators.

    6 votes

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  9. Skype Name

    I hope there is an option to change the skype name (live:) address or to personalize it for once instead of getting the address on the email.

    10 votes

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  10. Skype Name

    Make it so you can change you skype name. because mine is outdated and i need to change it

    4 votes

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  11. hie i am not able to change my username which should be an option. i am having a lots of problems bcz of the username i made years ago

    also the skype account cannot be deleted separtely . thats a very wrong feature that we have to delete our microsoft account in order to delete the skype account. we should have the option to delete skype separately

    8 votes

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  12. Let us change Skype name!

    Let us change the skype name!!

    15 votes

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  13. Change username

    I need to change my username, so that it will be easier to have on my signature.

    13 votes

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  14. Ability to change your Skype username

    Being able to change your username, makes it possible to change it to something original, making it fun for the user and easier for friends and colleagues to find your Skype account.

    17 votes

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  15. Change the skype name

    In case the account was hacking

    11 votes

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  16. We should be able to change out live names please!!!!

    We ahould be able to change the live name

    10 votes

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  17. Please add an option to change, hide or remove the Skype Name. I can't change it and it's showing my deadname (I am transgender).

    I am transgender and I am changing my name on all my online accounts.

    My Skype Name (Skype ID) shows my deadname. This is really disstressing as I don't want anyone to ever see my deadname.

    I also cannot delete my skype account as it is linked to my microsoft account, which I use for literally everything.

    I am out of options, and this is making me really upset.

    Please add an option to change, hide, randomly regenerate or remove it.

    8 votes

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  18. Change Skype Name

    Skype Names should be created by the user on sign up, not humiliatingly randomically, and never made visible to others. No other platform shows a user's login publicly.

    14 votes

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  19. Skype live ID

    Please add an option to change Skype id. It will make Skype more good. All the other Social media apps have the feature to change username. It will make us to remember other ids.

    7 votes

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  20. Custom Skype Name

    Let user create skype name (skype id) by their choice.

    37 votes

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