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  1. Poll allowing to select multiple choice please, this is so basic feature

    Poll please allows to select multiple choices please, this is so basic feature ever!!!

    8 votes
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  2. Status

    I try to keep my status on invisible, but Skype resets me all the time to "available" That sort of defeats the purpose of asking if I want to remain invisible.

    9 votes
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  3. Enable change of user name / ID

    Please update your service to allow users to make updates to their user name (not just their display name).

    8 votes
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  4. Missing account

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    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. Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions


    • please add more emoticons/emojis

    • option to turn off emoji conversations

    • support for touch bar on Macbook Pro

    • possibility to use native system emoticons

    • possibility to import emoticons

    191 votes
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  7. Ability to create custom contact lists

    The ability to group contacts in custom lists such "Friends", "Family" etc, and be able to show those within the app.

    402 votes
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    75 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  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

  8. option to Delete multiple chats at a time

    Its difficult to delete chats one by one. Kindly add an option to select multiple chats and delete them all together...

    22 votes
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  9. Ability to turn off message previews and notifications during a call

    Thousands of teachers use Skype for online classes each and every day.

    It would be very helpful for teachers to block all message previews and notifications during a call, so that they can focus on the class fully.

    Message previews and notifications should still be active for the student they are teaching at that moment, because teachers switch to other programs while screensharing with the student and cannot see the chat at all times.

    8 votes
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  10. 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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  11. allow us to change our skype id

    i'd like to be able to change my skype id so that it isn't just a long string of numbers and letters anymore.

    13 votes
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  12. 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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  13. clear history

    clear history

    6 votes
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  14. Merging old Skype account (user name) with/into Microsoft accounts (email address).

    I have a Skype account that I created before Microsoft acquired Skype. The account is 'based' on a user name. I recently created a Microsoft account with my email address. Same email address as is in my account settings for the old Skype account. However, Microsoft automatically created a new Skype account for me. Why couldn't I just migrate my existing old Skype account to Microsoft and sync them all up?

    30 votes
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  15. Skype Live id change

    There is no one option to change Skype live Id.

    Request Skype team Please update.

    11 votes
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  16. Please allow us to change our skype name we made when we were 11

    Please allow us to change our skype name we made when we were 11

    7 votes
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. BRING BACK SPELL CHECK + add translator and a grammar option


    • Please bring back spell check but also option to turn it off

    • add a grammar option or even a option to turn it off and on !!

    • improve auto correct

    200 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Changing Skype login name

    Hello, I can not change my login skype, it is very awful.
    For ex 531223424. I use Skype for job, please, add new function - changing Skype login name. Thanks

    11 votes
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