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  1. Make profile picture visible to certain contacts

    Allow multiple pfp's, picking different ones for certain contacts to see.

    3 votes
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  2. Add current time and timezone

    I'd like to show local time of user in my contact list. I am attaching screenshot - https://prnt.sc/qzncde .
    You can easy understand what I'd like to say. It's so simple and you can add it in skype. It's small feature but It's help a lot. I have to check client's time on google each time.

    One more if you can do. On click client's time, it show differences of both time and if we want to calculate then give there calendar with time to easy calculate time difference.

    3 votes
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  3. Skype usernames

    When you create this feature?

    2 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. Ability to insert a picture to a Skype account.

    It would be great if we could insert a picture for easier identification of skype accounts.

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Выбор страны СССР в настройках профиля.

    И не надо голословно заявлять что СССР распался или развалился. Конституция СССР не содержала функций развала страны. И сейчас на данный момент все жители России являются гражданами СССР это факт и все международные договоры с СССР действуют. И органы управления СССР восстановлены с 2010 года под руководством ВрИО Президента СССР С.В. Тараскиным. Так требую внести в список стран СССР. Это наша страна, наша Родина, Наше государство. СССР возрождён из пепла и спрос будет с каждого.

    1 vote
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  13. Provide actual help to Skype members that are being abused

    If a problem is reported an involves nudity of one member while the other member starts screen saving your images and is extorting, ruining your life. Maybe remove the abuser, content and provide a person not a robot for victim

    1 vote
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  14. Give an ability to search what the meaning of locations are such as CA is that Canada or Cakiforinia. It needs to be clear! TOO MANY SCAMS!

    The locationnof profiles needs to be clear.
    Is CA Canada or is it CALIFORNIA or something else?
    TOO MANY SCAMMERS COMMITTING SCAMS SAYING THEY ARE IN CANADA BUT MOST LIKELY THEY ARE IN CALIFORNIA!!!
    MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE LOCATION OF CALLER IS KNOWN SO WE DO NOT GET SCAMMED!!! Especially catfishers!!! I need to know what CA stands for!!!

    1 vote
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  15. Skype Username

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

    11 votes
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  16. Prayer Status

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

    7 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing.

    A photo verification system to help deal with catfishing. There are way too many people using other people pictures.

    1 vote
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  19. LIVE NAME IS JUST SOME RANDOM NUMBERS AND LETTERS AUTOMATICALLY CHOSEN BY SKYPE

    When we create a Skype account there is no option to choose a username. You can only insert you e-mail. And then your live name just appears as random numbers and letters. This is very annoying. No one would want his live name to be anything but a name that he chooses. Not just some random numbers and letters. I hope you could fix this as soon as possible. Thank you

    2 votes
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  20. Pouvoir créer son propre statut (ex : en formation)

    Pouvoir créer son propre statut (ex : en formation)

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