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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. The possibility to chose your own Skype name

    The possibility to change the Skype name / assigned Live ID! Namely, I want to deliver link with outstanding name ( not with “live:779....” )
    There are accounts with creative IDs based on their e-mails... Why Can’t I turn my numbers of ID into a logical nickname ( link) ??

    4 votes
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  2. pls unlock my account (sale200866@hotmail.com)i used more than 10 years for business ,there are many important customers on it

    pls unlock my account ,it is very very important ,otherwise ,i will die ,it is related with my bank account and facebook and twitter and everything

    3 votes
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  3. Add an option to change Skype Name

    There should be an option to change the Skype Name for at least one time. The Skype generated Skype Names are sometimes ugly, and there is no workaround to either hide or change the Skype Name.

    5 votes
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  4. allow us to change our skype id

    i'd like to be able to change my skype id so that it isn't just a long string of numbers and letters anymore.

    13 votes
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  5. Suggest voice code to avoid theft

    Stolen funds purchased third time 21$

    1 vote
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  6. Please Let Users Create Their Own Skype Name

    Please Please Please let users create their own Skype Name. The current Skype Name assigned when creating an account is a long and confusing series of words, symbols , letters and numbers that make no sense. It would be much better if we could create our own user name/Skype ID.

    5 votes
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  7. Please let us have the freedom to change/edit/personalize our Skype ID

    Please let us have the freedom to change/edit/personalize our Skype ID

    5 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Make merging accounts easier (with one button)?

    I have Skype and an inadvertently one created (when I added credit) in hotmail.
    Now I have one with credit and one without, but cannot easily merge.
    Can you fix this. I see lots of similar proposals but no action....

    1 vote
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  10. Share your ideas! But first check if it’s already been suggested and vote for your favorites

    Share your ideas! But first check if it’s already been suggested and vote for your favorites

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  11. Calls to Skype should be the same on all devices/computers on the same account.

    Calls (records/information) should be the same on all devices/computers on the same account.

    4 votes
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  12. Account type I need

    Change my microsoft account by the earlier skype account.

    2 votes
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  13. i need to close and cancel account. I used trial period but was not happy with service. Please cancel my service. I have been charged with m

    i need to close and cancel an account. I used a trial period but was not happy with the service. Please cancel my service. I have been charged with monthly fees

    1 vote
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  14. Make it possible to change Skype name

    I recently changed my surname for family reasons so am in the same position re my last name, as anyone who gets married. Microsoft however refuse to let me change my Skype Name even though my Microsoft Account name reflects my new surname. This is not just sexist, it's anti-choice, anti-change and simply anti-human.

    11 votes
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  15. I want to disable, but keep my SKYPE number (inactive).

    I want to disable, but keep my SKYPE number (inactive).

    3 votes
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  16. Skype Manager to Retrieve assigned credit

    Allow skype manager to transfer back credit from subscriber due to excessive assignment or usage drops. It is just logical to allow manager give and take back credits to the subscriber for better "cash flow"

    1 vote
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  17. Multi Account Sign In

    Hi, Please add feaute of multi Account Login or possibility to run 2 instances at a time

    2 votes
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  18. Chat History

    Hi Team,

    Please provide the option to extract chat history from skype as in the previous versions.

    12 votes
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  19. CLARIFY in big letters: Deleting microsoft account also deletes skype account

    Add and MAKE PROMINENT that, because Microsoft and Skype accounts are now linked, you must delete the Microsoft account in order to permanently delete the Skype account.

    Also, add to instructions/clarification that you should identify all details of account information to be sure you are using or deleting the correct account. This includes Display Name, Login Name and Login Alias. You don’t know for sure until you see it all together. Promise.

    It has taken 6 hours of my Saturday to understand and finalize actions related to this process.

    I hate Microsoft for creating this mess in the first place.

    2 votes
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  20. When customers cancel their account their bill, don't steal from them by billing them

    When customers cancel their account their bill, don't steal from them by billing them. I hate companies that ignore and make it impossible to cancel services. I'll add microsoft to the companies I'll never buy from again.

    1 vote
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