How to Change Skype Username

Sometime you may choose childish username at Skype and you want to change it as you realize it.

Right now, I will show you the simple way to change Skype username easily. We will also show step-by-step instructions for every platform.

At first, Skype takes your Microsoft account to set a username for Skype. If you sign in to Skype using a specific username that Skype will take it as username. If you have chosen the wrong username, just follow ours provides instruction to fix it.

How to Change Skype Username

When you change your name, the contact name will also get changed with that. You can change your Skype account name many times as you want.

Here’s the process to change Skype username on the traditional Skype app.

Step 1: Turn on the Skype application on your computer device.

Step 2: Once you have open the Skype profile, Click on Skype. Then go to Profile > Edit Your Profile.

Options to get Skype profile on Skype app

Step 3: Click on Your Skype username.

Clicking on the Skype username option to change it

Step 4: A field will appear. Just write down the name you want to set your Skype username.

The field to change Skyper username on the Skype app

Step 5: Finally, click on the confirm sign.

Now your Skype account will get changed. The new name will also get used on the contact list of your friends. However, it’s not limited, you can again change your account anytime.

How to Change Skype Username on Web

It’s also possible to change your Skype name if you are on the web. The web version also used for messaging and works like Skype application. You have to use Skype web in an internet browser.

To change your current username on Skype web.

Step 1: At first, go to on your respective internet browser.

Step 2: Then click on your Skype username located at the upper-left corner.

The username option on the Skype web

Step 3: From the next window, click on Manage account option.

The Manage account option in Skype web to change username

Step 4: Click on your Profile picture/name under My account.

Profile option in My account webpage of Microsoft

Step 5: Then click on Edit profile option.

Edit profile option to change skype username

Step 6: Enter new skype name at First Name and Last Name.

Saving the new skype username on web

Step 7: Click on Save button.

Yes! Your Skype username has changed. Make sure that you have entered correct username this time. Wrong? Don’t worry, you can again change your name using same steps on Skype web.

How to Change Skype Username on Windows 10

The Windows 10 Skype app is pretty fine and you can also change the username on it. Although the Windows 10 Skype app doesn’t have the option to change Skype username, you can use this process instead.

Follow these steps to change the username on the Windows 10 Skype application.

Step 1: Open your Windows 10 Skype app.

Step 2: Click on your profile picture/ icon at the top-left corner of the window.

The profile icon on Windows store Skype app

Step 3: Then you will get a portal with lots of option. Click on the Manage account.

Manage account option on Windows 10 store Skype app to change username

Step 4: My account webpage will open on the web browser. Click on your profile image or name.

Profile option in My account webpage of Microsoft

Step 5: Chose Edit profile.

Step 6: Set new Skype username and click Save button.

Saving the new skype username on web

That’s enough. The changes will get applied to your Skype account. Now everyone will see your new name on your Skype profile. You can change your name multiple time using the same process.

How to Change Skype Username on MAC

If you are using Skype app on a Mac computer, you can also change your username. It’s quite same like windows computer, but it has some change in options.

Change your Skype username quickly on your Mac computer using those simple steps.

Step 1: Open up your Skype application on Mac.

Step 2: Click on the File menu and select View profile option.

The View profile option on Skype Mac app to change skype username

Step 3: Then click on Manage account option at the bottom.

Step 4: Now, just click on your profile picture/name. Select Edit profile

Step 5: Set up a new name for your account and click Save button.

Saving the new skype username on web

Well, you may have to use a web browser for this. But, it works good and only secure way. You can also use Skype web on your Mac computer to update your username. Well, you can do it multiple time.

How to Change Skype Username on Android or iPhone

The Skype App is available to Android and iOS devices. It does the same what the real Desktop does. Eventually, you can also change your name on Skype app. The process is quite same to Android and I Phone devise.

Here’s how to change skype username on iphone or Android.

Step 1: Open your Skype app on mobile.

Step 2: Press the Menu icon at the top-left corner of your screen.

The Menu icon at upper left corner of the screen

Step 3: Select View Profile option from the left bar.

The view profile option to get more option of Skype account

Step 4: Tap on your Skype username.

The profile option in Skype my account option

Step 5: Now, you will get the options to change your name. Enter the new Skype username that you want to set.

The option to change Skype username on mobile

Step 6: Scroll down and click on the Save button.

Save button on Skype mobile app to save new name

Done, you have changed your Skype account username. You can do the same on Android, I phone or iPad also. However, you can also change your username again if you want.

If you having trouble to change your name on Skype mobile app, you can also use Skype web on the internet browser.

How to Change Skype UserID

Especially, if you have selected a username at Skype registration form you would get a Skype UserID. Otherwise, you will see your email address instead of Skype UserID.

On Skype App

Go to your profile, click on Skype menu > Profile > Edit your profile. You will see your Skype ID under your Username.

On Skype Web

Click on your Skype username. Then you will get your Skype ID or email address just under your name.

On Skype Mobile App

Tap on Menu, select View Profile. Then press your username. You will get Skype ID or Email address under your name and profile picture.

However, you can’t change your UserID. But you can change the display name of your Skype account. The process that was mentioned earlier.

How to Change a Contact’s Name in Skype

The fun thing about Skype is, you can change your friend contact name for you. The new name will only show on your contact list.

You can change any contact list name on the Skype application. Use those steps.

Step 1: Open Skype, right-click on any contact.

Step 2: Select Rename from the appeared menu.

The rename option on Skype app

Step 3: Type new name for your favorite friend.

Wow! now you don’t have to see your friend’s boring name. set a new name that is relevant to them.


  • While setting up a new username, make sure that you use the name that refers you.
  • Your friend can change your contact name for them. It’s not necessary to show your real name.

After all, Skype is a great platform to communicate. New messaging platforms are rocking, but Skype also doing their best. As it is so easy to change username with some click. No complication.

It’s just an example, there are numerous amazing things to explore on Skype.

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