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  1. Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    10 votes
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  2. Unlink Skype name from wrongly linked Microsoft email account

    Please Microsoft, find a solution to unlink wrongly linked Microsoft email account with Skype name, in order to link the Skype name with the right Microsoft email account... There are a lot of people out there, who are struggling with the same issue. I understand it could have been our "fault" to link the wrong accounts, however, what could be done, SHOULD be able to be UNDONE, don't you think? :)

    28 votes
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  3. Unlinking Skype from Microsoft or but transferring to another Microsoft account

    Is it technically impossible to unlink Skype account form Microsoft account, or ist it just an unwillingess of Microsft to do that. Many of us have the same issue and my opinion is that Microsoft is dooing nothing.

    6 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

    12 votes
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  5. 11 votes
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  6. Change Skype name

    Be able to change your Skype name to whatever you want it to be

    10 votes
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  7. EDIT YOUR SKYPE NAME

    You should be able to edit your skype name. Instead you’re blocked by the the word ‘live’ followed by a jumble of letters and numbers. At the most basic you should be able to view what your skype name is because that information is not available for viewing even as the account holder. It lets you email/text/etc a link which does allow you to share it with other people, but you should be able to be reminded or change your skype name so you don’t have to go through that whole process. If you can edit your name, email, picture,…

    6 votes
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  8. Skype Chat Commands

    In the early versions of Skype, such teams worked in chats, which are presented on this site

    http://www.skaip.su/komandy-v-chate-skayp

    It was possible to assign separate roles to different chat participants, delete messages of the interlocutor, and so on. These features are currently not available. Can they be returned back?

    5 votes
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  9. Skype should never change the status to Active now on its own!!!

    Every time I sign in to Skype after a reboot it changes my status from Away (which I set manually before quitting Skype) to Active now! It's a completely illogical behavior which ruins the product for me

    7 votes
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  10. 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…

    6 votes
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  11. Cannot change message notification sound

    Could you please add a configuration to change the chat notification sound.
    With new Skype 8 we unable to change the notification sound and the default sound is really low. so we cant even hear the sound.

    9 votes
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  12. export chat

    The possibility to export a chat or a group of messages to file office or text

    10 votes
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  13. 89 votes
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  14. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    159 votes
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  15. Birthday Notifications

    Hello, in the past you had birthday notifications in the contact list and the system messaged you when a friend has a birthday. You stopped this some time ago and I also reported the issue over a year ago and it still didn’t get fixed. I’m hoping you can fix this feature so it’s available again, thanks.

    6 votes
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  16. hi,please have the option of letting me change my skype name

    please have the option of changing my skype name

    10 votes
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  17. Voicemail greeting records

    Voicemail greeting records
    Please allow us to personalise our voicemail its nearly the year 2020 common Skype you serious??
    Here is my case # 1483721637

    17 votes
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  18. Documentation for how exactly Web link previews are fetched, and a tool for re-fetch

    Hello.

    Webdevs and their clients around the world need Skype to have the possibility to re-fetch Web link preview images.

    Currently, it seems to be 1) no docs for the current Web link preview fetching, 2) no tool for purging and re-fetching the cached image.

    Example questions for the docs to answer:
    - which meta tags are used for Web link previews?
    - how many such meta tags are processed?
    - which one og:image is taken, if there are many tags present?
    - are there limits on file size, pixel dimensions and proportions of images?
    - what happens when there…

    5 votes
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  19. Please allow personalised voicemail greetings.

    Instead of the default Skype voicemail greeting, it would be much better if you could personalise the greeting before someone leaves a message.

    23 votes
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  20. Deleting messages

    I would like to be able to delete old and obsolete messages. I must have about 10 yrs now to delete.

    12 votes
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