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  1. Unlink Microsoft Account from Skype account

    When I got my laptop and signed in with my Microsoft Account for the first time, Microsoft decided to automatically create a Skype account which I didn't want and I can't delete it without deleting my Microsoft Account. And I can't unlink my Skype Account.

    14 votes
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  2. enable" delete chat history"

    enable" delete chat history"

    12 votes
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  3. Determine your own Ringtone and adjust the Volume settings manually

    There are two things that Skype really needs to change to the new Skype


    1. That youre customers who use skype world wide

    get an option where they themselves can adjust the incoming ringtone sound by means of a volume control how loud or soft they want it ...


    1. that your customers worldwide can choose their own ringtone and choose to apply

    With all due respect this is starting to become a very irritating problem worldwide

    I myself, like many others around the world, now start using discord

    The reason why people around the world ask this is Because sometimes with…

    8 votes
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  4. editing skype name and unlink with microsoft and delete old skype account

    skype must give and option to edit skype name any time and change it because its not easy to creat a new account and delete the old one. So now Name editing authority must be authorized to the customer.

    and unlink skype account with microsoft account option must be given to old skype accounts that they could delete old skype account and able to use a new with orignal emial account

    12 votes
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  5. EDIT YOUR SKYPE NAME

    You should be able to edit your skype name. Instead you’re blocked by the the word ‘live’ followed by a jumble of letters and numbers. At the most basic you should be able to view what your skype name is because that information is not available for viewing even as the account holder. It lets you email/text/etc a link which does allow you to share it with other people, but you should be able to be reminded or change your skype name so you don’t have to go through that whole process. If you can edit your name, email, picture,…

    6 votes
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  6. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    159 votes
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  7. Right to choose or change our skype name /ID

    Skype should allow users to set/keep Username/Skype ID

    4 votes
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  8. Being able to print the copy of the Skype conversation for your records

    Would love to print the copy of my Skype conversations for the records, Skype should really have this feature because these calls count as phone calls and people need to have proof they spoke with each other via Skype

    4 votes
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  9. Properly restore ability to vary the font and font size of chat

    The thread "Ability to vary the font and font size of chat" was wrongly marked as "Complete". (https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-welcome-to-skype-ideas/suggestions/35074219-ability-to-vary-the-font-and-font-size-of-chat)

    Since users cannot reopen closed threads, our only recourse is to create a new thread.

    In Skype 7, it was possible to set the choice of font and the precise size of the font to be used for chats. In Skype 8, this was removed.

    Skype 8 has added a choice of five vaguely-named sizes but does not allow selection of the font or proper control of the font size.

    We therefore request the restoration of the actual settings available…

    91 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. Skype Should Add A Custom Ringtone Option

    Skype should add a custom ringtone option because it'd be a lot more easy to identify contacts who are calling, identify group chats who are calling, and honestly listen to some nice music before answering a call.

    8 votes
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  12. customize notification sounds

    Need to have the ability to change the notification sound for an incoming message on the Skype PC app. It is hard to hear the blip that we get now for an incoming message so it would be nice to be able to do custom sounds. Also same for the Iphone mobile App.

    23 votes
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  13. change id name

    For several years I have tried to change my id name!!!

    This should not be so painful to do!

    7 votes
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  14. Outgoing call Skype ring tone is very annoying and too loud. No option to make it silent or switch to a different sound.

    Change the outgoing call ring tone and make an option to make it silent or at least calmer

    10 votes
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  15. Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. Ringer volume is a LOT louder than call volume - causing issues.

    Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. The ringer / ring tone volume when a call is connecting is a LOT louder than the call connection volume during conversations. This creates frustration as users have to manually adjust the volume due to the jarring volumes.

    3 votes
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  16. Option to change chat time info to 24 hour time

    Please make an option for chat time info and any time info to be changeable to 24 hour time, thanks!

    4 votes
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  17. Bring back privacy settings

    Allow me to define who can send me messages. Either only people on my contact list or everyone.

    169 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request. We have thought this through and due to other high priority engineering that the product needs we decided to prioritize other user-requested items for now. Please keep continue supporting this Idea and we will review it again later. I’ll let you know if anything changes.

    - Petr

  18. New TranslatorI am having problems with the new translator. When initially announced, it was suggested by Community that enabling it immedia

    I am having problems with the new translator. When initially announced, it was suggested by Community that enabling it immediately would ensure that translations would continue automatically. They did not.
    Eventually after a break the new translator began to operate but it is unreliable and often simply stops in mid conversation and we can find no way of re-establishing it, although occasionally it will work at a later conversation although intermittently and sometime for only one half of the conversation. In short it is not fit for purpose.
    I have contacted Community in the hope of finding a solution and…

    3 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. Asssign Personal Sounds For Incoming Messages And Calls

    I can't hear your bubble noise when a message comes in, I want to be able to insert a sound I CAN hear.

    2 votes
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