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.
Step 3: Click on Your Skype username.
Step 4: A field will appear. Just write down the name you want to set your Skype username.
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 web.skype.com on your respective internet browser.
Step 2: Then click on your Skype username located at the upper-left corner.
Step 3: From the next window, click on Manage account option.
Step 4: Click on your Profile picture/name under My account.
Step 5: Then click on Edit profile option.
Step 6: Enter new skype name at First Name and Last Name.
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.
Step 3: Then you will get a portal with lots of option. Click on the Manage account.
Step 4: My account webpage will open on the web browser. Click on your profile image or name.
Step 5: Chose Edit profile.
Step 6: Set new Skype username and click Save button.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Select View Profile option from the left bar.
Step 4: Tap on your Skype username.
Step 5: Now, you will get the options to change your name. Enter the new Skype username that you want to set.
Step 6: Scroll down and click on the Save button.
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.
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.