How to Change your Username on Skype

Different social medias offer different type of terms and conditions when we start using them. But changes can be made always, if you know how to use technology in the right way. 

How to Change your Username on Skype

In this articlw, we are going to guide you about how to change your Username on Skype, if you want to make any changes in your Skype Username.

How to Change your Username on Skype

Here you will find the guide to change your Skype username on Web, Windows or Mac and also on your mobile App. 

Skype Username and Display Name

And as you know that like other social medias, your username is different from your display name, your display name can be changed any time you want to change easily, and your display name is visible to your contacts and friends when they open your profile.

But to chnage your username you have to think a lot before. Because your username is that name that you have used in your Microsoft account. You will have to change your email address and Microsoft account in order to change your Skype username. 

Steps to Change Skype Display Name on Windows and Mac

Follow the given instructions:

  1. Open the Skype app on your device.
  2. Now, select your Display name or Skype profile image, from the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Then, select Skype Profile.
  4. Now, select the Edit Pencil icon.
  5. Type a new name there.
  6. Select the check mark on the right side of the text box or press the Enter button.

And that's it, you have done it easily.

On Mobile Phone

Follow the given steps to change your Skype name on mobile phone:

  1. Launch the Skype app on your mobile phone.
  2. From the top of the screen, click on your Skype profile image.
  3. Now, tap the Skype Profile. 
  4. Next to your Display name, click the Edit Pencil icon.
  5. Change your name as you want to, and save the changes by tapping the checkmark.

That's it, your Skype display name is changed now.

On the Web

Follow the given instructions for Web:

  1. Log in to the
  2. In the upper right corner of the screen, select your name.
  3. A drop downmenu will appear, select My Account from there.
  4. Now, scroll down to Settings and Preferences, then click on Edit Profile.
  5. Again click on Edit Profile, and type a new Username for yourself.
  6. Near the upper right corner of the page, click the Save button.

You have done it successfully.


Q: Can I change my Skype username?

Ans: Your Skype username can be changed only when you will change your name in your email address and Microsoft account, that means to lose all of your contact's history. Your Skype Display name can be changed. And this is your Skype Display name that is visible for your contacts.

Q: How can I change my Skype name?

Ans: If you want to change your Skype name instead of Skype display name, then you will have to create a new Skype account. The new account will have no past history or contacts that you have saved in your previous Skype account, that's just a risk.

So, this was to help you know about what is the difference between Skype username and display name, and how to change your Skype username or display name.

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