How to Change Username in Skype?

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Microsoft Skype is considered to be one of the best communication applications by both home users and office users. The application is capable of performing multiple tasks such as text messaging, file transferring, audio calling, video calling, group audio/video calling and much more. All these features and functionalities make Skype the most preferred by users worldwide.

How to Change Skype Username

Every Skype users get a unique Skype name or Skype username for his or her account. The username is created randomly by Skype with a unique combination of your name and random numbers. If you are looking to change your Skype name or Skype username, unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t provide any option to do so. While there is no way that you can change the username for your Skype account, however, you can easily change the display name in your Skype account if you don’t wish to display your Skype username to others. To know how to change display name in Skype account, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.

Steps to Change Display Name in Skype

For Older Version

1.) On your computer, launch the Skype app and sign into your account using your username and password.

2.) Next, you will need to click on the profile name located on the top-left corner next to the profile picture. This will open up your profile window on the screen.

3.) In the profile window that appears on your screen, click on your Name located above. This will allow you to edit your name. Simply change the name as per your preference and save it by clicking on the “check” icon.

4.) The new name entered by you will be saved.

For Latest Version of Skype

1.) Open Skype on your computer and click on your profile picture located on the top-left corner of your Skype account’s window. This will open your Skype’s profile window on the computer screen.

2.) In the profile window that appears on your screen, click on the “pen” icon located next to your profile name. This will allow you to edit your name.

3.) Edit your name as per your preference and click on the “Check” icon when you are done editing your name.

4.) Your new display name will be added to your Skype account.

And this is how you can change the username in your Skype account. Moreover, if you are looking to use Skype for a professional purpose, it is best to create a new Skype account using a professional username.

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