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  1. 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.

    15 votes
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  2. add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    7 votes
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  3. Request to Add more available Status

    Request to Add more available Status

    Require few more status like Away or Be right back

    51 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

  4. enable the old system with a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame

    enable the old system for a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame which was much better than the present stupid fixed size circle where the photo has to be adjusted on the profilers PC before using.

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 Just offering 'male' and 'female' is outdated and excludes a large minority of people who are not either and are happy to disclose their gender.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

    24 votes
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    6 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

  6. Relationship Status

    Add up a relationship status feature on Skype with the added feature of tagging the partner as well.

    6 votes
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  7. 5 votes
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  8. Status and quote

    Please add oneday story or a mood message in a column. Include quotes.

    4 votes
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  9. Username Profile Adress

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

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    13 votes
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  10. Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    Show date of last access in profile info, so we can see active vs inactive accounts.

    9 votes
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  11. Profile banners

    It would be cool if we can set profile banners. Almost like google+ has

    5 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Skype. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request. Please keep continue supporting this Idea.

    - Petr

  12. Bring back USERNAMES

    Allow us to change Skype username!

    1,469 votes
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    432 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all who voted for this request! We have recently made changes which should allow you to see your Username. On Skype 8 You can see it in Settings > Account & Profile under Skype Name field.

    In case you created an account using email or phone number you will see your username as live:emailid or live:uniqueidentifier.

    No exact release date is available but we are working on adding support to allow users to customize their user name. I’ll keep you posted as we move closer to release

    - Petr

  13. 14 votes
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  14. 14 votes
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