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Novel Adventurer

Hi!

I wonder if it's possible to change my Skype username. My username is "i[***]", and I just want to remove the first letter, to have the username "a[***]".

I created my Skype account last week, but I haven't added any friends and other contacts to it yet, and I haven't connected to Facebook yet.

So, I want to either change my user name or to delete my account and create a new account with the username A[***]. Is it possible to do so?

 

Best regards,

Andx96

 

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Accepted as a solution by Andx96
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi,

Unfortunately it is not possible to change or delete a Skype name.However, you can remove all the personal information contained in your profile. This will ensure that other people cannot search for you in Skype by using personal information such as your full name, email or phone number (although they will still be able to search for your Skype Name).

If you wish to create a new username then please follow these steps:

Start Skype. If you are automatically signed in to another Skype account, then go to Skype > Sign Out

Click the link Don't have a Skype Name? and follow the instructions.

I hope it helps:happy:

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Accepted as a solution by Andx96
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi,

Unfortunately it is not possible to change or delete a Skype name.However, you can remove all the personal information contained in your profile. This will ensure that other people cannot search for you in Skype by using personal information such as your full name, email or phone number (although they will still be able to search for your Skype Name).

If you wish to create a new username then please follow these steps:

Start Skype. If you are automatically signed in to another Skype account, then go to Skype > Sign Out

Click the link Don't have a Skype Name? and follow the instructions.

I hope it helps:happy:

If my answer helped to fix your issue, mark it as a Solution to help others.
Thank You!

Please send private messages only upon request.
Novel Adventurer

Thanks for the quick reply! :happy:

But why isn't that possible? I have nothing in my Skype account, so wouldn't it be easy for you to delete my account or let me change it? 

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Novel Tourist

I have a similar situation but with more contacts. Can I access two accounts at once. or forward from the old account to teh new as I transition the people over to my new account? Im changing from per[***] to per[***]. The last bit on the previous names has been causing problems.

 

 

 

Skype account names edited to maintain confidentiality.

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Novel Adventurer

Hello, any moderators? Can you please reply to my latest question, and also maybe reply to the other person who also posted in this thread to get help?

 

Andx96

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Novel Tourist
Hiya Joanna_M
I have read your solution to creating a new Skype usename bet I can't seem to find the "don't have a Skype name?" link
Please help

Best regards
Manxie6
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Novel Adventurer

Just to clarify - it is NOT possible to change my user name?

I chose "[***]" back when I lived at apartment 4A, since I've moved out of there, I no longer even want to think about that apartment and that part of my life, it brings back unhappy memories. Is there any way I change my user name? If I have to delete my entire account and start again, it may be worth it!

will

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Novel Adventurer

Alright Joanna_M, I'll do as you said. To you other guys that needed help: I hope you'll solve your problems. Good bye!

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Novel Tourist

Hi,

I have now subscribed to Skype Premium and would like to change my username.  If I wasn't with premium I could just go and create a new one.   Please help?

Regards,

[***]

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Novel Adventurer

Hello, my skype name is [invalid URL]   for lots of years now.

but now i have no longer this site so i want to change it in a username [invalid URL]

how can i do it.. i use skype a lot and i need it also to call my clients, so the skype nae i have now disturbs my current business how i change it?

And one more questions how is possibel to buy an online number for country Greece?

thanks

Farfallina

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