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  1. simplify user names. Long (live. *) is useless.

    New subscriber was not given a simple username, instead was given a (live,) registration

    5 votes
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  2. Username change

    It should really be possible to change the username, that is shown during a conversation. Thank you!

    15 votes
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  3. 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

    15 votes
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  4. Change your Skype id

    Custom Skype name

    6 votes
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  5. we would like for you to allow only one admin to remove a member in the group chat

    we would like for you to allow only one admin to remove a member in the group chat

    4 votes
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  6. skype for IOS 9.3.5

    je ne peux plus installer skype sur mon iPad 2 avez vous une solution par avance merci
    thierry

    13 votes
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  7. Need the option to change Skype Name

    (Reference to chat ID 1494001547)

    We need the ability to change the Skype ID for our account. "AsymmetricConflict" was established quite a few years ago, and has a SkypeIn number attached. We are still using the account and the number, but for a completely different business, Kasva Press LLC. Unfortunately, Skype currently offers no way to change the Skype ID - so people making contact with Kasva Press are still shown "AsymmetricConflict" when they connect to us.

    We can't simply open a new Skype account, since all our contacts use our existing SkypeIn number. So until and unless Skype offers…

    9 votes
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  8. clear history

    clear history

    7 votes
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  9. lion emoji

    create lion emoji

    8 votes
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  10. 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!!!

    9 votes
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  11. change skype username

    Ability to change username

    12 votes
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  12. BRING BACK RINGTONE OPTION. Its mind blowing that you took away such a basic option.

    BRING BACK RINGTONE OPTION. Its mind blowing that you took away such a basic option.

    6 votes
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  13. Admins on group chats

    It would be better if you added admins on group chat,so only they have permissions to remove others from calls.In my country,almost 1.000.000 classes take place in Skype due to the corona virus problem and students keep kicking and muting each other from calls.It would be better if they didnt have this permission,so a much better class woul take place.

    5 votes
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  14. FOR SKYPE GROUPS LET ADMIN CONTROL WHO CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP

    I TEACH ONLINE AND HAVE LOTS OF SCHOOL STUDENTS IN VARIOUS GROUPS OVER THE WEEK. BOYS PLAY THE FOOL SOMETIMES AND REMOVE THEIR CLASSMATES DURING THE COURSE OF THE CLASS, WHICH DISRUPTS THE CLASS NO END. They also mute my microphone at times. If I can have a feature which allows me control over my group, it will be fantastic. I have been covered on the skype blog too and have doubled my students since then.

    9 votes
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  15. Smart TV

    Coronavirus. Smart TVs. I appreciate the commercial reasons that Skype on Smart TV was discontinued. Given we are all now isolating, please would Microsoft please consider reinstating it so that families and particularly the elderly and vulnerable can stay in touch. Not all old people have smartphones/laptops etc but many have smart TV.

    4 votes
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  16. Change Live name to correct mistake

    Have a feature allowing me to change my live name to correct a mistake.

    6 votes
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  17. Unlink Skype Account from Microsoft account and Skype ID change

    There should an option to change your Skype ID or at least unlink your Skype account from your Microsoft account. I linked my friends Skype account to my Microsoft account by mistake and now there's no way I can unlink those 2 accounts or even atleast change the Skype ID. Its super annoying as its happened to some of the people I know as well who are equally irritated, I really hope there's a solution to this mess real soon

    7 votes
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  18. Delink skype and microsoft account

    Forcing people to (1) have a new Skype account randomly generated by your AI if they accidentally click a link or try to open their own Skype accounts from a new device, and then (2) agree to cancel their outlook accounts and all associated services to include their emails and real Skype accounts as punishment for wanting to get rid of the 'bogus' account. This is criminal behavior akin to technological blackmail. Who at Microsoft thought this was a good idea? It's a terrible idea and now there is a junk Skype account with my name of it that I…

    9 votes
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  19. Text Formatting

    Would be great to be able to format texts. Bold, italics, underline and even changing color to add emphasis.

    4 votes
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  20. i want an option to change the system sounds for example: ringtone, connecting sound, calling sound and etcetera

    i want to put some old skype alert sounds i have as mp3's. This would be a very nice option

    6 votes
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