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  1. 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…

    7 votes
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  2. enable" delete chat history"

    enable" delete chat history"

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

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    157 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

    9 votes
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  5. 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…

    88 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    4 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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

    9 votes
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  11. Bring back privacy settings

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

    168 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

  12. dont auto open skype

    feature to disable skype running in background when you start your computer

    2 votes
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  13. Automatic Updates

    Please give us the option to turn off automatic updates. At the current way, it doesn't even ask permission to install the updates. We as users need more control over the update process. We don't want Skype controlling us.

    44 votes
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  14. 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!

    3 votes
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  15. Change or Correct Skype name association with Microsoft account

    Microsoft account settings does not allow for changing the Skype name without first deleting the MS account. I now have two Skype names (one is correct and one was generated by Skype or MS). I cannot change the Skype name in my MS account to the correct name. Many people have multiple Skype names, some are old and should be deleted or merged. There are no tools for this.

    12 votes
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  16. Alow switching accounts

    Instead of having to sign out every time you wanna switch a Skype account there could be a list of all of your accounts saved on it! All you have to do to switch is just click on the account you wanna switch into! Now that's easy!

    9 votes
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  17. please enter the ability to view messages, starting with the first unread messages.

    please enter the ability to view messages, starting with the first unread messages.

    1 vote
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  18. Make it easier to copy/export a chat transcript with date and time stamps.

    Have an option to export a chat history (including date and time stamp) without having to "Request a copy of your files and chat history".

    6 votes
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  19. I suggest that you give a delet immediately option. I dont want to answer a tons of stupid questions just to delivery this sote

    If you want to delet your account you should be able to immediately. I shouldn't have to answer a billion dumb questions an then wait 24 for a response

    2 votes
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  20. Mute ring sound incoming calls

    it would be very useful to have the mute incoming call option available. The ring sound is very annoying when you use Skype to stream meetings and somebody call during the meeting.

    5 votes
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