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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    888 votes
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    264 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all who voted for this request! We have recently made changes which should allow you to see your Username. On Skype 8 You can see it in Settings > Account & Profile under Skype Name field.

    In case you created an account using email or phone number you will see your username as live:emailid or live:uniqueidentifier.

    No exact release date is available but we are working on adding support to allow users to customize their user name. I’ll keep you posted as we move closer to release

    - Petr

  2. Skype Name

    Hello Skype.

    There needs to be an option to change the Skype Name as if you have logged into Skype through email or phone for 1st time, it gives you a very weird Skype Name which you cant share with anyone considering the size and Non User Friendly Name.

    28 votes
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  3. Skype Name Change

    I have created a skype account a very long time ago and i used an informal skype name that i right now don't like, i would suggest there should be added such an option for changing the skype name. i feel uncomfortable using that skype name in my resume and cv, kindly add such feature so that one like me can change the skype name. Thankyou

    13 votes
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  4. Skype Username

    Remove the CID silly username. NOT professional. I will be forced to use another service
    Bring back usernames.

    11 votes
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  5. Make it available to change your skype name from one name to another? Could we do this?

    This change would make available the ability to change your Skype name from an old one to a new one. All that you might need is a confirmation sent out to the email of the person trying to change their Skype name.

    7 votes
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  6. Inablility to change skype name makes it impossible to become anonymous.

    Even when an alias email is created the skype name remains the same and you are therefore unable to go anonymous if the skype name generated for you is your real name, wich is the case for many ppl." first.last@email.com" might give you "live:first.last" as a skype name for example. I want to be able to change my skype name or hide it on my alias email.

    8 votes
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  7. i want to be able to create my own unique username in skype

    I want to ability to change my username in skype to my own unique username of my choice.

    25 votes
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  8. 11 votes
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  9. Birthday Notifications

    Hello, in the past you had birthday notifications in the contact list and the system messaged you when a friend has a birthday. You stopped this some time ago and I also reported the issue over a year ago and it still didn’t get fixed. I’m hoping you can fix this feature so it’s available again, thanks.

    6 votes
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  10. hi,please have the option of letting me change my skype name

    please have the option of changing my skype name

    10 votes
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  11. Prayer Status

    Please add a Namaz or Offering Prayer Status, A Status which show my activity for Prayer Time,

    7 votes
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  12. Change Usernames? (change the name others use to add you)

    Please add a feature that allows us to change our username! Yes we can change our display name, but some people have their lastnames in their usernames, and we wanna change them! Thanks!

    19 votes
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  13. 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.

    7 votes
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  14. Open the option to Choose A USERNAME please..

    Allow to choose a username while creating a fresh account. Now I cannot do anything, just a username like live:::bla blah This is NOT good

    14 votes
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  15. Ability to insert a picture to a Skype account.

    It would be great if we could insert a picture for easier identification of skype accounts.

    4 votes
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  16. Skype Name

    Ad an edit for the Skype name because I've left it since I realized that I Couldn't change my Skype name it's an embarrassing..

    6 votes
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  17. Change Skype name

    Allow me to change my weird allocated algorithm to which I did not consent to a personalised, normal Skype name where my friends can find me easily.

    7 votes
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  18. Make profile picture visible to certain contacts

    Allow multiple pfp's, picking different ones for certain contacts to see.

    3 votes
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  19. 12 votes
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  20. Add current time and timezone

    I'd like to show local time of user in my contact list. I am attaching screenshot - https://prnt.sc/qzncde .
    You can easy understand what I'd like to say. It's so simple and you can add it in skype. It's small feature but It's help a lot. I have to check client's time on google each time.

    One more if you can do. On click client's time, it show differences of both time and if we want to calculate then give there calendar with time to easy calculate time difference.

    3 votes
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