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  1. Last seen

    Instead of saying last seen days ago, it would be better say the precise time and date of the person last seen like in Whatsapp application.

    6 votes

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  2. Change Live Name Once A Year

    I used my skype account when i was young. And i used an infantine name for live name. But now i can't change it. It's really effect me. So i suggest we can change the name. At least twice - Can you help ?

    5 votes

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  3. it is really disturbing that I cannot change my skype name

    I have changed my surname and now I find that I must keep my old surname because Microsoft has deemed it necessary to treat us just like numbers and now I use a name that is not legally mine anymore and to make matters worse if I do open a new account you will give me a computer generated name. You say becasue of fraudulent accounts , well yo are exacerbating the whole thing. I cannot even open a new one as myemail address is linked to the account I have and so I must reamin using an ex husband…

    9 votes

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  4. Please allow us to show only birth month and date without the year.

    Some of us are trying to avoid age discrimination in the workplace, and we'd rather not have our real age in everyone's face. However, birthday wishes are always nice.

    3 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Change Skype Name

    Skype Names should be created by the user on sign up, not humiliatingly randomically, and never made visible to others. No other platform shows a user's login publicly.

    14 votes

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  7. Office hours status and message

    Automated status change based on selected time in settings. It will be a very useful feature towards work life balance to automatically update specific hours as Out for lunch or Online/Offline.

    1 vote

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  8. 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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  9. 14 votes

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  10. delete live: from username

    Please delete the live: from the username.

    4 votes

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  11. Need to change skype id/profile name for example live wali

    Bring a option to change live skype id name

    11 votes

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  12. 7 votes

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  13. Show Password Option

    While Entering Password Show Password Option Required.Sometimes PC Or Phone Hang Then We Do not Know Which Character We were Entered.

    4 votes

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  14. skype name

    Be able to choose your Skype name when you first make your account instead of it being the did one so it's more personal

    10 votes

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  15. i want know Profile my friend i want know email him

    i want see Profile my friend i lost him i want know email him

    1 vote

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  16. Feature 1: Profiles

    By Default Skype should have standard profile segmentation

    1.Work - add/manage contacts, profile avatar, status, privacy, groups etc
    2.Personal - add/manage contacts, profile avatar, status, privacy, groups etc
    3.Market - a micro C2C sales, marketing, ads, listing, groups

    so that its easy to distinguish between contacts from each profile
    a contact can be in both profiles or blocked/not-added in a prfile

    2 votes

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  17. Actually working GIF profile pictures

    I know that skype can use .gif and .webp, BUT there's no animation whatsoever, the only thing that it shows is the first photogram of the selected GIF. This could be useful in some ways, as well, it looks cool.

    1 vote

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  18. Allow users to hide their birthday from view

    Users should be able to hide their birthday from their Skype profile. Allowing users to "edit" their birthday but not hide it completely is bizarre, and diminishes user control over his/her/their information. Let us decide what is and what is not visible on our profiles.

    p.s. Proposing that users change their birthday––that is, edit their birthday to a fake date––is hardly an a solution. In fact, the suggestion (received by Microsoft Support) is laughable.

    6 votes

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  19. I want a button for my presence status to be permanent and not change unless I do so

    Say you’re on ‘do not disturb’. I want it to stay on ‘do not disturb permanently and NOT change automatically

    3 votes

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  20. Change "last seen" to show actual date+time+timezone, instead of vague "days ago" (even, when contact was last online months or years ago)

    Change "last seen" to show actual date+time+timezone, instead of vague "days ago" (even, when contact was last online months or years ago)

    3 votes

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