How To Change Skype Username?

You mean you wish to change the display name in your Microsoft Skype account? Yes, you can easily change your Skype display name anytime you want.

However, if you wish to change your Skype username, well, unfortunately, there is no option to do that. In such a case you can either create a new Skype ID or you can change your display name.

While you must be knowing how to create a new Skype ID, if you wish to change the display name in your existing Skype account, you can do so easily by following the instructions suggested below.

Steps to Change Skype Username

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As there are different versions of Skype available to users, the steps provided below may vary. In order to help users better, we have provided below steps to change Skype display name according to the latest and old version of Skype.

So, it is suggested to follow the instructions provided below accordingly.

For Old Skype Version

If you are using an old version of Skype, you will need to follow these steps to change the display name in your Skype account.

1.) Open Skype application on your computer and log in to your account for which you wish to change the password.

2.) Once you are logged in to your Skype account, you will need to click on your Profile name located in the top-left corner of the screen (next to your profile photo). This will pop-up your profile window on your computer screen.

3.) In the profile window, you will need to click on your Name located in the upper section. This will open your current display name in the editable field.

4.) In the editable field, simply clear your current name and enter the desired name in the field that you wish to display in your account.

5.) Once you are done entering your new display name, click on the Check icon to save it. Your new Skype display name will be saved right away.

For New Skype Version

If you are using a new version of Skype, you will need to follow these steps to change the display name in your Skype account.

1.) Launch Skype application on your computer and log in to your account (if you have not already). Next, you will need to click on your Profile photo located on the top-left corner of your Skype account. This will open the profile window on your screen.

2.) Next, you will need to click on the edit icon (pen icon) located next to your profile name in the window. Doing so will open up the editable field where you will be able to change your Skype display name.

3.) Clear the existing name and enter the desired display you wish to add to your account in the provided field.

4.) Once you are done making the changes, you will need to click on the Check icon located next to the field.

5.) As you will click on the Check icon, your new display name will begin to appear in your Skype account.

And, this is how you can easily change the display name in your Skype account.

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