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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,504 votes
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  2. Request to Add more available Status

    Request to Add more available Status

    Require few more status like Away or Be right back

    52 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Over the past few months you were asking us to improve Skype statuses. We have heard your feedback loud and clear and we plan to make status messages an integral part of your presence. Check out the link below for more details. I’ll post an update when it’s available.

    - Petr

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/bringing-you-more-control-over-your-skype-status/fd40b538-9f61-4972-bf70-05af53316626?page=15

  3. Merging Skype accounts

    It is essential to be able to merge Skype accounts AND to be able to change a Skype name. Two accounts with the same Skype name could be merge automatically after security questions.

    28 votes
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  4. Gender

    Offer other options under 'gender' for profile. Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender. If Skype/Microsoft wishes to be seen as inclusive and progressive, then they will offer other options than just 'Other', for e.g. 'Non-Binary'. There are many academic studies that more than suggest the need for more inclusive demographic/profile forms, and many agencies, organisations and even governments who are making positive steps to be more inclusive with demographic information. Microsoft as a major influencer should at least keep up with…

    26 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate your feedback! As an open minded company we believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion, and we strive to create an environment that improves your Skype experience. Thanks for helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

  5. Keep Status of Skype intact

    Please update Skype to keep my status as "Away", like i used to be able to do in older versions of skype (v 7.4).

    how to keep myself "Away" permanently if i wish, the way the old skype worked, where you could set it once and it remained that way until you changed it to another status regardless if you signed out or not.

    22 votes
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  6. Custom Skype Name

    Let user create skype name (skype id) by their choice.

    20 votes
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  7. Prayer Status

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

    18 votes
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  8. Birthday

    add an option to hide birthday from know or unknown people

    18 votes
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  9. Username Profile Adress

    Please, give us the possibility to share our profile like Telegram. For instance :

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    18 votes
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  10. Display both Skype Real Name and Custom Name

    Since we can easily change custom skype names, I think it is more useful to display skype real name of the user too, to avoid confusions.

    17 votes
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  11. Always Online Status

    I think it would be nice to have the status option "always online (available)" like the older versions of Skype.
    Because right now, if we are keyboard or mouse (trackpad) inactive for few minutes (example: watching youtube video) the status automatically becomes "away" even if we are still in front of the computer and that can be confusing for some of our contacts.

    16 votes
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  12. Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    15 votes
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  13. Change Skype Name

    I need to change my skype name. I cant use my skype associated with my gmail because the skype name is Katrinahorny and that's just embarrassing. I use my microsoft account associated with my gmail for xbox live and other microsoft stuff but I use skype associated with my yahoo email. The problem is on my computer if I sign into xbox live or microsoft store with my gmail it signs that account into the skype. It would be much better if I could just change the stinken skype name associated with my gmail.

    14 votes
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  14. 14 votes
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  15. 14 votes
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  16. Changing the skype name

    Instead of alphanumerical, let’s be able to change our skype name to what we want

    13 votes
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  17. change my skype user name

    my skype name for people to find me is really weird and complicated and I wanna make a simplified short username but I’m not given the option to change it. my skype name can be changed but not my user name.

    13 votes
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  18. Change Skype Name

    Provide the ability to change the username in the skype profile instead of default, live:username_1

    12 votes
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  19. CID Skype Name is confusing and unprofessional

    The change to for new accounts to use an auto-generated skype id similar to: "cid.5r789ghi979hf79" is a terrible decision.

    This name displays when you search for a user and looks unprofessional next to older account names that are readable and memorable. If Skype wish to force people to use e-mail address only then at least hide this string from view and communicate this to users.

    12 votes
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  20. The user should be able to hide their birth year.

    The user should be able to hide their birth year as this is not an information that is desirable to be shared. A better option could be to allow the user to save their date of birth without specifying the year, which currently is mandatory.

    11 votes
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