“How to change my Skype name?” A lot of Skype users are trying to find a solution to change their Skype user name as the current Skype name is not professional to be given to others. Before we move on to solutions, we’d like to explain two things first:
- Skype Name: your Skype Name is the username created (or auto-generated for you) when you first joined Skype. This is a unique identifier used to help others find you in Skype search, and cannot be changed or modified.
- Skype Display Name: Skype Display Name (also username) is shown in search results along with your Skype Name (unique identifier). The username is regarded as the nickname most mentioned during your communication.
If you are not satisfied with the Skype Display Name, you do have solutions. Let’s see how to change the Skype name.
How to Change Skype Display Name on Windows and Mac #
First of all, launch Skype to get the user interface.
Now click on your profile to call out the menu where you are able to select the Skype Profile option.
Click the Edit icon to evoke the edit function.
Type the new username you prefer. Click the checkmark to finish and exit.
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How to Change Skype Display Name on the Web #
Go to the official website of Skype. Log in and click on your account to get the below webpage. Now hit the Profile option.
Then on the next page, click on your Profile section.
On the next screen, you need to hit the Edit Profile button.
Finally, type the new username and click Save.
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How to Change Skype Display Name on Mobile Devices #
The way to change the Skype names on mobile devices is very similar to the way on Windows and Mac. Just tab your Profile image, choose the Skype Profile option and then edit the new user name to be displayed on Skype.
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Note: For users running Skype for Business, they are typically unable to change their Skype display names themselves. To change the username, please reach out to ask the relevant member of your department for help.