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Novel Tourist
Hi, I'd like to hide my username, that is, the name I use to log in to Skype from some or all of my contacts, I stupidly made my username contain my real name which is very unique and I don't want some people I contact to know this information. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi, Tony1030, and welcome to the Community,

 

A Skype user name is public information ... and Skype does not permit a user name to be changed/edited once it is created. 

 

You could create a new account and abandon the one you no longer wish to use.  This would mean, of course, having to add all of your contacts into your new account.  More information here: 'Can I delete my Skype account?'

 

Best regards,

Elaine

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‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi, Tony1030, and welcome to the Community,

 

A Skype user name is public information ... and Skype does not permit a user name to be changed/edited once it is created. 

 

You could create a new account and abandon the one you no longer wish to use.  This would mean, of course, having to add all of your contacts into your new account.  More information here: 'Can I delete my Skype account?'

 

Best regards,

Elaine

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Novel Tourist
Seems very dangerous to me ! I was on a chatroom using my skype username , the username I use for all websites , suddenly someone typed my REAL first name and LAST name in the room, as they got this from Skype , TOTAL violation of my privacy
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The Skype Profile lists the display name that you enter as public information. You are free to enter this information or pick any other display name of your liking. I can't see a privacy violation there.

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Novel Tourist

Hi,

 

I too would like to make my username unviewable.  I have therefore tried to abandon my account by deleting all my information including my e-mail address.  However even with my e-mail address deleted people have still been able to use it to search for me and see my username/add me.  Please help.  Thank you.

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Casual Tourist
Log in to the abandoned account and change the email address in it to one nobody associates with you. The example.com domain is good for just such things - it is unregisterable so you won't be spamming anyone by giving out an email of <ANYTHING>@example.com.
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