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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,488 votes
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  2. Remove feature: "Remove from call" for everyone exept the host.

    The availability of the option "remove from call" makes it such that immature persons are finding it fun to pres.

    In these times where online meetings and tutoring are most needed this causes great disturbances. This type of control should only be available to the host. (same goes for muting a person)

    22 votes
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  3. Custom Skype Name

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

    15 votes
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  4. 17 votes
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  5. Duplicate Paste issue

    Paste Issue. When we paste something it double paste.

    49 votes
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  6. Know which person in the video call removed you

    That's quite annoying when someone anonymously repeatedly removes you from an important video call.

    17 votes
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  7. Improvements urgently needed by skype

    We need these improvements for Skype:


    • A record when somebody kicks you from a group to know who was it and when.

    • To know who was hanged out by who on grupal calls, know who was it and when, and show when this guy leaves the call, because we're tired when the people kicks out people and we don't know who was it and when.


    • Another error is when somebody kicks out to somebody from call, the kicked person stills on the call and still sharing webcam.


    • When we click on kick on group, the group will should be finished…
    13 votes
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  8. Only group creators should be able to mute/remove other participants

    I have been using Skype for teaching online. There are many participants per group and we use video calls.
    It is a shame that Skype does not have the option for admins only (group creators) to be the only ones to control other people's microphones, group chat box and removing other participants.
    It has happened on numerous occasions that participants have been muting other people's mics, have removed them from group etc.
    This is really frustrating.
    Why can't there be an option that only the administrator can control everything and everyone?

    21 votes
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  9. Only Host should have the power to remove any individual from the meeting.

    We are facing a lot of difficulty while attending an important group call. This is bacause the power of removing anyone is in the hands of everyone which causes discomfort or the meeting becomes meaningless.
    I would request to please bring some changes , either put the Power of removing anyone in the hands of host or do display the name of the user who is removing the other candidates.
    I will be highly grateful for this awesome consideration.
    Thankyou

    18 votes
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  10. Displaying name who removes or mutes participants

    I always get muted or removed by another participant on group call so i would like u to display the name of the person who does these

    18 votes
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  11. close down skype

    close down skype because it sucks

    6 votes
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  12. Skype classic mode

    I would suggest a setting called 'Skype Classic Mode'. The 'Skype Classic Mode' should have the old logo, textures and sounds

    11 votes
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  13. Option to unlink Skype account from Microsoft account

    I have a Skype account linked to my Microsoft account that I don't actually use. I have another Skype account that is well established that is not on the Microsoft account. I would love to be able to unlink the existing Skype account so that the other can be added to my Microsoft account. Also it would be cool just to be able to unlink in general.

    26 votes
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  14. Disable possibility of any participant being able to remove another participant from an ongoing skype meeting

    Disable possibility of any participant being able to remove another participant from an ongoing skype meeting

    20 votes
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  15. have a host feature in meeting so that no participant can remove the other other than the host

    have a host feature in meeting so that no participant can remove the other other than the host

    18 votes
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  16. How can I stop other participant to remove me from the group call . The app should block this feature to mute or remove other participant.

    The aap should block thjs featurs or give the name of the culprit who is removing continuously the other participant. And only the host of tghe group should have that authority. And I think the aap dont have any concern abkut their aap users

    16 votes
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  17. 18 votes
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  18. Unlink skype account from microsoft account

    Dont have sense that if i want to delete my Skype account i delete to my Microsoft account.

    I have a microft account since 2006, for my Xbox, now i want to delete Skype account but if i delete this i Will delete to my Xbox account and i Will lost everything.

    Please microsft add a option to unlink the account

    34 votes
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  19. Removal from audio or video call in a group by another participant

    When a participant is removed by another participant from an ongoing audio or video call in a group, he/she should be informed by whom he/she is removed.

    17 votes
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  20. Alexa group chat

    My 86 year old mum has an Alexa show which I Skype her on every night (which is great and simple for her). My brother and her grandsons live in New Zealand and we’d love to be able to group video chat with her. Any chance of updating the Alexa Skype software to allow this

    15 votes
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