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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. Be able to change skype name

    We must be able to edit our skype name.

    4 votes
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  4. add pronouns to Skype

    Have an option to add pronouns to Skype so when chatting with someone or on a conference call- your preferred pronouns are displayed

    1 vote
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  5. i want to be able to create my own unique username in skype

    I want to ability to change my username in skype to my own unique username of my choice.

    7 votes
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  6. Let us edit usernames or get rid of them altogether

    Everyone wants this. No one wants the randomly generated jargon username that is now the only option on opening a new account.

    Either that or just get rid of usernames alltogether - we are forced to link skype to an email or create a microsoft email, thats the login. We can change the display name. Thats all we need. Its a legacy thing just get rid of it

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Let us delete our skype accounts

    PROVIDE AN OPTION TO DELETE OUR ACCOUNT. LET US DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH OUR OWN INFORMATION!!!!!!

    4 votes
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  9. Changing Skype Name

    I need to change Skype Name. Please help me out for this. At least through your customer support team by collecting proper reason.

    7 votes
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  10. about my profile

    Others cannot find my skype profiile when i give them my skype name and i wonder what's the problem

    1 vote
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  11. change skype name

    Add the ability to change Skype Name.

    I was given a Skype Name based on an old Hotmail address that I no longer use, despite not logging in with it.

    And now, I find that there's no way to change it; I can imagine I'm not the only one who would get annoyed by this.

    6 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Skype Creation date

    Can you please add information for when the skype account was created month day and year would really appreciate it
    Snapchat has that feature please make it available for Skype very soon

    2 votes
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  14. Birthday Reminders

    Hi,
    Please bring back birthday reminders which used to be there on Skype 7 and shown on the specific contact that has a birthday listed in the profile, I have not seen any reminders at all since I changed to Skype 8 long ago now.
    Please also make sure these reminders are also shown via iPhone/Android too.
    Thanks!
    PS. I see below that Petr at Skype says that the reminders are back already but I saw nothing and a friend had a birthday 3 days ago and nothing shown up in Skype on Windows nor iPhone at all and I…

    2 votes
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  15. Здравствуйте . Предлагаю вернуть функцию "сменить аватар "и здесь же сделать новое фото - как это было раньше . Было очень удобно . СПАСИБО

    Здравствуйте . Предлагаю вернуть функцию "сменить аватар "и здесь же сделать новое фото - как это было раньше . Было очень удобно . СПАСИБО

    1 vote
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  16. Remember most used settings on new devices/logins

    When I install on a new devices, all settings, especially notification settings are set to defaults, and I need to change them every time to what I normally have.

    2 votes
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  17. Display Email When Edit Contact

    Display contact email also while editing or viewing any contact.
    I have many many conversations and skype name can be different than my sheet.
    I phase much problem to find the user of skype in my sheet as some contacts added by their email address and I can not check existing contact's email address.

    1 vote
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  18. Change Usernames? (change the name others use to add you)

    Please add a feature that allows us to change our username! Yes we can change our display name, but some people have their lastnames in their usernames, and we wanna change them! Thanks!

    7 votes
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  19. Ability to change Skype login name (not display name)

    I understand that Skype does not allow me to change my Skype name, but considering my account is a decade old, I now find that the account name I have chosen to be offensive and does not reflect what I personally represent. Even though it might not be visible to contacts, it upsets me when I have to use my Skype name to log in.

    And also, now that Microsoft has acquired Skype, my Skype is linked to my Microsoft account so I won't be able to delete my Skype account and start a new one without deleting the associated…

    11 votes
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  20. Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    Change skype ID "live:f65ac7a2e0fea5fd:"

    5 votes
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