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Though you cannot change the account username, you can change the display username on Skype. This will let you change the name that other people see while they talk to you on Skype. In this article, we will walk you through the steps needed to learn how to change a Skype username from both a computer and a mobile device.
How to Change a Skype Username on a Computer Browser in 8 Easy Steps
People who use Skype through the company’s website can change their username with this process:
- Visit the official Skype website in your web browser and sign in to your account if needed.
- Click your username in the top right corner of the website to open a drop down menu with different options.
- Select the “My Account” menu option at the top of the menu. It will be labeled with an icon of a small silhouetted person.
- Scroll down the page of account information until you reach the “Settings and Preferences” subheading on the left side of the page.
- Click the “Edit Profile” link.
- Select the “Edit Profile” option in the top corner of the page.
- Enter whatever first and last name you prefer into the name fields. A last name is not required.
- Click the button that says “Save.”
How to Change a Skype Username on an App in 5 Easy Steps
If you use Skype through a program on a tablet or other device, you can use these instructions to change your username.
- Open the program on your computer or tablet and sign in to your account.
- Click on your name, which is located in the top left corner of the program window, to go to a settings page.
- Select your username by clicking the name on the right side of the page.
- Erase your old name and type in your new username.
- Click the checkmark button to the right of your name to save your username.
Once you are finished with these steps, Skype will show your new display username in the contact lists and chats. Keep in mind that you cannot change your username on the app. If you run into any problems while trying to change a Skype username, Skype support is available for assistance.