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  1. 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

    23 votes
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  2. Unlink skype/microsoft account

    Dear Microsoft, Are you really that stupid that you have to force people to link their skype to their Microsoft accounts. Things were fine before you did that!. Please allow us to unlink the accounts. You're ruining peoples lives. A lot of people are very upset with you about this issue and it needs to be taken care of as a priority. No more stupid updates you broke what wasn't broken and that was the unlink feature. Taking it away was a dumb move on your part. Bring it back or we will revolt against Microsoft or you'll lose millions…

    24 votes
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  3. Change Skype Name and Delete Account without Deleting Microsoft Account

    My account was hacked a couple of years ago and someone set my 'Skype Name' as their own name. We should be allowed to change this.

    I have this hacked account and two other accounts attached to my Microsoft account, now I can't delete them without deleting my entire e-mail account. I didn't consent to this link. We should be able to delete Skype accounts without deleting Microsoft ones!

    25 votes
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  4. enable" delete chat history"

    enable" delete chat history"

    23 votes
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  5. Virtual background

    Zoom communications has a feature that I thought It would be a good idea to add it on skype too. It's a feature called virtual room where you can select an image from your computer and it will replace your background in the camera with this image. But please if you add this technology, try to make this feature to work without any green screen or any other color for transparency

    10 votes
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  6. Prayer Status

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

    18 votes
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  7. Let the users change their Skype name

    Let the users change their Skype name or disconnect their Skype from Microsoft account.

    10 votes
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  8. Skype Name Issue kindly fix random skype name issue.

    We want our desire Skype name. Like choosing Skype name option or edit Skype name. Which option Skype provide before. Thanks :)

    49 votes
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  9. Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    20 votes
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  10. Delete skype history!!!

    Delete the history already! One CLICK! Come on!

    13 votes
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  11. Option to change ringtone

    Option to change ringtone

    123 votes
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  12. 417 votes
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  13. Allow more participants in a Video conference, due to current Corona virus Home-Office situation.

    Due to the latest Corona-Virus measures, many have started working from home and are currently in need of video conferences that often exceed the amount of 50 participants (e.g. our university lectures). I highly suggest that you increase the aforementioned limitation for free and thus, help too as a company during this difficult times.

    9 votes
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  14. Chat History

    May Skype please make chat history available, beginning with the year of 2013 to 2019.

    14 votes
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  15. Change Skype Name Option

    Would be an absolute amazing update for Skype if they allowed users to manually change their Skype Name in Settings. It would make the platform a lot more personalised as all the other functions of Skype is phenomenal. I absolutely love the product and prefer the messaging aspect compared to other social media platforms.

    9 votes
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  16. give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    9 votes
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  17. Personal skype username

    Personal skype username like it used to be

    7 votes
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  18. Skype Username

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

    15 votes
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  19. Change your Skype id

    Custom Skype name

    7 votes
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  20. Retain all chat history locally (regardless of the cloud), like Skype 7

    Skype 8 should retain chat history locally in ADDITION to the cloud, which stores only 2 years of it. It not doing this now means that eventually older history will "scroll off" the cloud, gone forever. All history should (optionally) be stored locally, like in earlier versions of Skype.

    And merely letting us export (which Skype 8 also doesn't do for its OWN history, as opposed to Skype 7's history) isn't a sufficient solution, since having a bunch of export files around is hardly an efficient way to find an old message.

    632 votes
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    We hear you  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    We hear your feedback and are looking into options to make sure you can more easily access your history in Skype.

    In the mean time you can use Export Chat History in settings to export your Skype 7 conversations on your computer. From there you can open the conversations in a browser and search using the browser search command.

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