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  1. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,563 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

    54 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.

    39 votes

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  4. Change Skype Name

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

    38 votes

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  5. Custom Skype Name

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

    37 votes

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  6. 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 Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender.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…

    30 votes

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    3 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

  7. Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    22 votes

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  8. 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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  9. Unlink Skype from microsoft or at least make live ID changable.

    Just scrolling through the first few pages of this forum I can see that this issue is brought up at least 10 different times in 10 different ways all of which have well over a combined 300 votes! This clearly needs to be a top priority.

    Personally, my current skype ID is the only reason I refuse to use this service. I need to be able to talk to coworkers and build professional relationships and I can't do that with an ID I made in middle school

    21 votes

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  10. Prayer Status

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

    21 votes

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  11. Username Profile Adress

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

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    21 votes

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  12. Changing the skype name

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

    20 votes

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  13. 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.

    20 votes

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  14. Change / personalise skype name

    Allow users to tailor / poersonalise their skype name as opposed tot he auto generated names which are assigned.

    18 votes

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  15. 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.

    18 votes

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  16. Birthday

    add an option to hide birthday from know or unknown people

    18 votes

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  17. 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.

    18 votes

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  18. Ability to change your Skype username

    Being able to change your username, makes it possible to change it to something original, making it fun for the user and easier for friends and colleagues to find your Skype account.

    17 votes

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  19. Change Skype Name

    The ability to change the profile name would be helpful instead of creating a new account.

    Sometimes people can outgrow Skype names.

    17 votes

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  20. 17 votes

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