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  1. Parental administration access

    My 15yr old daughter has Autism and loves to have the independence to use Skype to talk to her school friends and other family members. She is unaware of the social dangers that platforms like Skype can pose and we have recently been aware that she has been using the search facility to try and find friends but has ended up trying to contact random Skype members. I think that it would be good for parents to have some sort of password protected administration access to allow them to create a contact list for their child so that the child…

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  2. Option to cancel invitation

    Refer to my case 1497717395. I accidentally chat my friend's old account and now that account linger in my profile unable to be remove or delete. Already contacted CS and he can't remove it either due to he doesn't have access to cancel chat invitation...

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  3. This is about privacy

    I would like the function with privacy that can block the other party being able to start a recording at all. I know we can see if its being recorded but i would like the option of being able to block it in the first place. Many of us need skype more than ever and privacy is paramount. IF this can happen ASAP please

    3 votes
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  4. Make account recovery a "human in the loop" action.

    The account recovery app assumes records are available on use years in the past. *** u me precludes recovery otherwise. Either put a person in the loop, or allow failed recovery attempts to be resolved by a person in the loop.

    All automatic fails to meet (this) customer needs.

    2 votes
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  5. Make sure public discoverability is turned OFF by default for child accounts.

    I just set up a child email/Microsoft account for my daughter, which is required to enable family safety and security features on the PC. However it seems to actually increase the risks to her safety, because common-sense safety or security settings are OFF by default, and it takes many hours to discover how they can be enabled.

    For instance, although she has never used skype, a skype account was automatically created for her with the Microsoft account, and the "appear in search results" defaults to ON.

    As a result an unknown middle aged man has attempted to contact her via…

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  6. Unknowns should not able to call, until i accept their request

    Person who have never chatted with me, and sending a request by just a simple hii!, should not be able to call me until and unless i have accepted the request.

    Today what i face is:
    I was doing some office work (as this is lockdown time, so wfh is the only way). I got a random hi from a person named Deepak D.
    I was wondering who could it be, just then it strike in my mind, that there is one deepak in my office, this might be tge same one. Before my mind could get into any conclusion,…

    2 votes
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  7. Deletion of account over blackmailing

    If someone threatens you or blackmail you over Skype. Account of that person should be deleted after report received by victim.

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  8. Status changing by itself often

    Hello,
    I have updated to your new update the other day and the issue I have reported many times is still happening. Under no circumstances should the status change from “Invisible” to “Online” without the account holder doing it themselves. Please fix this bug so the status won’t change for any reason. Thanks

    3 votes
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  9. Ruolo amministratore per chat di gruppo - Managing role for group chat

    Sarebbe interessante poter scegliere se la chat di gruppo abbia un'amministratore (che sia l'unico che possa avviare la chiamata e che una volta che decida di chiuderla per tutti, nessun altro possa rientrarci) - It would be interesting to be able to choose if the group chat has an administrator (who is the only one who can start the call and that once he decides to close it for all, no one else can return it)

    4 votes
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  10. 1497076547

    No dar control total a todos los usuarios de un chat grupal. Recuperar los roles de Listener o Speaker

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  11. Automatic convicted *** offenders check upon registration for Skype, Microsoft ect.

    Background checks to keep the cyber crime down, Skype is a pool of online minors performing making money off ******** desperate people , mostly from the phillipines ect. Nothing is safe anymore.

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  12. Excesivo tiempo de espera

    Hola mi sugerencia es que deben acortar el tirmpo de esperar para verificar una información, 30 dias es excesivo y mas para una persona que lo necesita para estar en comunicación constante. A demas, colocar como requisito en el formulario la antigua clave cuando quiero cambiar el correo porque no se la clave para que me llegue el codigo de seguridad. Deben cambiar un poco eso

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  13. Impossible to delete old hacked groups. Skype vulnerability to hackers.

    Good morning Sirs, this is not an idea, it is a high priority compliance.
    5 years ago i created a conversation group on skype, to manage a congress of the Space Renaissance International.
    That group was hacked, and used for years by spammers.
    I thought it was deleted, but recently some friends noticed to me that it is still alive and spamming around.
    Chatting with Microsoft support, i learned that currently there's no way to eliminate a group, nor to remove the members one by one, since it was created years ago.
    There must be a function to remove groups,…

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  14. Ability to log out - requiring actual log in (not simply re-launch)

    Would like to see option to sign out (and require actual log in, at relaunch of application), while still retaining settings and account information.

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  15. Add fingerprint

    Add fingerprint/pin to open the app

    4 votes
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  16. Link correct Skype account with Microsoft account

    Allow linking original Skype (pre-Microsoft) with Microsoft account. I have a duplicate Skype account that I do not use linked to my MS account. I would very much like to link my correct Skype to my correct MS account. Add Skype account and replace. Doesn't have to delete, but should unlink.

    Also be able to change pre-MS Skype Name.

    4 votes
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  17. privacy

    Not found any setting that block video or phone calls. Needed: preferences in settings! If I only wanna chat, there is not setting to disallow phone or video calls!

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  18. password

    add local password like telegram , user can assign a local password on entering the application. maybe a windows desktop used by two or more real users.

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  19. Surveillance

    The verification process of the account is very static, non-user-friendly and very hard to prove that you are yourself, what is causing me a huge headache because now I can't access my skype with the services I paid for... I'm very disappointed with Microsoft... you could be more soft, easy-going...

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  20. notification about skype used

    Hi Skype Team! The skype account didn't have a feature of notification for mob and email for all the time its open and used in other device. I am not talking about the verification and notification like Facebooks and google. One time notification. Just add this feature as an optional for a person ease so if he r she can notify about their skype if it is rather used in office while they are not present. This action will take place when the skype is not completely sign out, only when it is closed.
    I am very grateful to you…

    2 votes
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