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  1. Turn off last seen

    Please provide the option to turn off last seen. People should have the option to have privacy.

    54 votes
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  2. Delete conversations means delete, not hide!

    So, the way that I have found this to work is that when I actually want to DELETE a conversation, somehow, after some time, it pops back again. That is not what should happen. I want to be able to get rid of conversations that are no longer of use for me, or I just don't want to remember some, or whatever reason.

    Add this option and, among a few others that should be there by default, at least on a PC (yeah, you got me, I mean KEY SHORTCUTS) and I most definitely guarantee to you that users will…

    34 votes
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  3. Stop sharing my contacts with others without my permission

    Please immediately disable automatically sharing contact lists for the "People You May Know" feature, and create an explicit opt-in setting. Due to contact list asymmetry, accounts with few contacts can identify which other addresses their 1st degree contacts have in their contact list, without the 1st degree contact expressly sharing that information. This can have adverse effects in terms of unintended disclosure in private life and business contexts.

    32 votes
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  4. where is the chat history control?

    where is the chat history control?

    29 votes
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  5. Message and Convesation Privacy

    Add option to be able to delete message or entire chat from all devices. Right now user have to login to each device and delete message or entire conversation.

    Let user delete and remove message or entire chat from all devices from one device.

    Give full privacy to users to be able to wipe out and delete message from all devices and forever.

    29 votes
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  6. need to be able to delete my history in desktop skype for Windows ... like earleir versions, you could delete history after 2 weeks etc.

    need to be able to delete my history in desktop skype for Windows 10... like earlier versions, you could delete history after 2 weeks etc.

    28 votes
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  7. Give option to user to hide message previews from sidebar - Privacy

    The user must be able to hide his message preview from sidebar. We do not want anyone who is approaching our sceen to be able to read the last sentence of a conversation with another person. It is a matter of privacy!

    26 votes
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  8. sign out

    PRIVACY ISSUE... your new version 8 DESKTOP application allows ANYONE access to others skype accounts.. This is a serious breach of EVERYONES PRIVACY.. I updated to your new version this morning to check this as I have made several attempts to BRING IT to your attention to fix it. Your new version gave me the option of signing in with my account or another.. I clicked my account and OMFG you logged right into it - NO PASSWORD OR VERIFICATION NEEDED... SERIOUSLY MICROSOFT??? I always sign out and quit Skype when I log off at work.. Version 7 protects my…

    25 votes
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  9. Status switching itself from "Invisible" to "Active"

    Whenever I set my status "Invisible", It occasionally changes to "Active" online status itself. Even I am logged in and while using Skype, status changes to visible. It is really annoying. I want Skype to keep my status preferences and Save it. It is kind of Bug. Please consider this feedback and improve Status Settings!

    24 votes
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  10. 23 votes
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  11. Touch ID and Face ID Login

    Hi,
    Could you please make the option to require Touch ID or Face ID to log into Skype on iPhone and Android. This option is already available on many other apps. Thanks.

    22 votes
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  12. Skype should add a pin lock features for both computer and mobile account access

    Skype should add a pin lock features for both computer and mobile account access

    22 votes
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  13. I don't like the sign in screen that does NOT require a password! Anyone can sign in to my account on my pc, how is that a good thing??

    What happened to the password on the sign in screen?? Anyone can sign into my account with one click....this is not good, no privacy. Might have to dump skype.

    21 votes
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  14. Skype needs a huge improvements in privacy and integrety protection settings

    GDPR stipulates that no Personal User data should be collected, leaked, displayed, transferred, processed and so on.

    Any processing, collection, displaying of personal user data is illegal if there's an alternative way, or a less intrusive way to solve the task for whatever the reason was for collecting or processing said personal information.

    GDPR also stipulates that unless Microsoft has a significant business based reason for collecting and processing any personal data, the benefits for the user must outweigh the privacy and integrity violation of said personal data.

    Everything in Skype is Personal Data according to the definition in GDPR.

    21 votes
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  15. where did the delete chat history disappear ?

    cant find out how to delete history. had to google it
    it's hiding somewhere

    20 votes
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  16. restore options for history and privacy

    have options for history and privacy

    19 votes
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  17. Bulk erasing of history

    Bulk erasing of history

    18 votes
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  18. Disable automatic "recommendation" of "potential" friends in Skype!

    It's not Ok to show my contacts to other persons in my contact list as "potential" friends, without asking me if I want such a "feature". You should ASK on the start of Skype if I want this, instead of just activate such a functionality! I want to have a CHOICE to disable or enable it!!! Respect the privacy of your users!!!

    18 votes
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  19. Know which person in the video call removed you

    That's quite annoying when someone anonymously repeatedly removes you from an important video call.

    17 votes
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  20. Delete skype history!!!

    Delete the history already! One CLICK! Come on!

    17 votes
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