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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  • Ideas older than 5 months with less than 5 votes will be deleted.
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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

    12 votes
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  2. Custom Skype Name

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

    20 votes
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  3. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,504 votes
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  4. Multiple Account Access

    So if you have multiple Skype accontd you can swish between them without having to log back in.

    9 votes
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  5. Change / personalise skype name

    Allow users to tailor / poersonalise their skype name as opposed tot he auto generated names which are assigned.

    10 votes
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  6. PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    PLEASE add Custom Skype Usernames!

    10 votes
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  7. Change Skype Name

    I need to change my skype name. I cant use my skype associated with my gmail because the skype name is Katrinahorny and that's just embarrassing. I use my microsoft account associated with my gmail for xbox live and other microsoft stuff but I use skype associated with my yahoo email. The problem is on my computer if I sign into xbox live or microsoft store with my gmail it signs that account into the skype. It would be much better if I could just change the stinken skype name associated with my gmail.

    14 votes
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  8. Ability to choose "Skype Chat Name"

    I am new to Skype and have not been able to choose what People know me by over Skype rather than the one given to me by Skype

    7 votes
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  9. Changing the skype name

    Instead of alphanumerical, let’s be able to change our skype name to what we want

    13 votes
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  10. 7 votes
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  11. Skype Name

    allow users to change skype name for their own preferred names

    10 votes
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  12. skype name

    Be able to choose your Skype name when you first make your account instead of it being the did one so it's more personal

    5 votes
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  13. change my skype user name

    my skype name for people to find me is really weird and complicated and I wanna make a simplified short username but I’m not given the option to change it. my skype name can be changed but not my user name.

    13 votes
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  14. Change Skype Name

    The ability to change the profile name would be helpful instead of creating a new account.

    Sometimes people can outgrow Skype names.

    9 votes
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  15. 10 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Allow users to hide their birthday from view

    Users should be able to hide their birthday from their Skype profile. Allowing users to "edit" their birthday but not hide it completely is bizarre, and diminishes user control over his/her/their information. Let us decide what is and what is not visible on our profiles.

    p.s. Proposing that users change their birthday––that is, edit their birthday to a fake date––is hardly an a solution. In fact, the suggestion (received by Microsoft Support) is laughable.

    4 votes
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  18. Merging Skype accounts

    It is essential to be able to merge Skype accounts AND to be able to change a Skype name. Two accounts with the same Skype name could be merge automatically after security questions.

    28 votes
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  19. Skype Invisible mode have display visibility of profile by coloured circle ,it should be there

    profile invisibility status shows in a rounded circle ,it shouldn't show ,

    for privacy of invisible status

    4 votes
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  20. 7 votes
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