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How do I change my Skype username?

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Accepted by NormanM (Staff Moderator)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

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Usernames can't be changed but Display names can. You can also create a new account and associated new username.


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Hi, Tera786, and welcome to the Community!

 

In case you were asking the question, the answer is Skype does not permit this.  You can change what displays in your Profile, but not your account user name itself.

 

Regards,

Elaine

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Novel Adventurer
Noooo!!!!!!! Whyyy D'x i don't want to have all my contacts deleted and i don't like this name. please skype..... change this! thank you(: <3
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Casual Tourist

what?! i made my skype accountwhen i was younger and my username is sooo stupid awesomedakota like who uses that i want to change it so could you try and fix this youd have alought more satisfied customers

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Novel Tourist

This is all a bit silly really, especially when us MSN Messenger users were forced over to Skype but had no choice in user name. At very least MS Messenger users should be permitted to change their username.

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Casual Adventurer
What a shame :-(
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Novel Tourist

I agree with the comments that this should be allowed. My username contained my married name BEFORE the affair/divorce... I don't want his name on anything of mine any longer. The same goes for women who get married and had their maiden names but would like their married name now. It seems a shame that we would have to set up an entire new account because women change their names when they get married/divorced. 

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Novel Tourist
I hate my username and really want to change it. Cannot be bothered to make a new account and delete all my contacts. I set up my account when I was younger and the username is really silly I need to change it
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Tourist

i want to change my skype name

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Accepted by NormanM (Staff Moderator)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

TO ALL

Usernames can't be changed but Display names can. You can also create a new account and associated new username.


TIME ZONE - US EASTERN. LOCATION - PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA.

I recommend that you always run the latest Skype version: Windows & Mac

If my advice helped to fix your issue please mark it as a solution to help others.
Please note that I generally don't respond to unsolicited Private Messages. Thank you.
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