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!
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It would seem to me that none of biological *** (including all the possible varieties), or gender (including the emerging, immense diversity), or ****** orientation (again, hugely diverse) are relevant to a Skype profile. As long as major institutions ask us to choose between 'male' 'female', or in Skype's case 'male' 'female' 'invisible'; the inertia of gender based power differentials continue. My question is, why does a skype contact need to know? Unless one is on a dating site, from where I am on the forementioned curve - it is not condoned to allow a person's gender to be part of any decision making structure - consciously or subconsciously.
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