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image 13 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ
image 13 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Skype is an app for video conferencing that provides a range of customisation options. The app is an ideal way to keep in touch with friends and family around the world. We’ll cover what your Skype username is in this post, and whether you should change it.

What is a Skype name?

When you first create your Skype account your Skype username is generated. This username is linked to the ID for which you create the account. Your Skype ID is an alphanumeric sequence, which is created automatically based on your first and last name. Selecting a created ID gives you a choice. If you have the Code, it’s allocated to you.

Your Skype ID is the same as the username, Skype name, Skype handle, etc. These are all just synonyms for the same thing. However, your Skype name is not the same as your ‘display name‘.

What is a Skype display name?

Your Skype show name is what users see when they look up at the app; while your Skype name can be used to find your account quickly. The name of the show is what appears above everything on your account. Typically this is your legal name and is filled in during account creation.

Can you change your Skype name?

Yeah and no.

Unfortunately, once your account is established, Skype won’t let you change your username. It uses your username to find your profile on the map. There’s no way to change the user name after you build your account. This username is linked to the email ID you used when you signed up.

The only way to obtain a new username from Skype is to build a new account. When you build a Skype account you can pick which username you like. That too is based on availability. Since the username is connected to your email ID, you’ll need to build an account using another email ID to get a new username from Skype.

While you cannot change your Skype username, you can change your Skype display name. As mentioned above, this is the name that appears primarily on your account. You can change your display name as many times as you like.

How to change my name on Skype

You can use the Skype mobile app as well as the Desktop app to change your show name. To learn how to go about it, follow the guide below.

Note: Unable to change your Skype username. The guides below are on changing the name of the show on Skype.

On desktop app

To change your Skype display name on a PC, launch the app and sign in with your credentials.

Now click the profile picture in the top left corner of the app and select ‘Skype profile’.

image 14 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Click the ‘Edit’ button beside your name. You can now go ahead and change your name.

image 15 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Once done, click the tick beside your name. Your new display name is set. This is what users will see when you visit your profile.

image 16 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

On mobile app

To change your display name on the Skype mobile app, launch the app, and sign in with your credentials.

Now tap your profile picture at the top of the app, then go to ‘Skype profile’.

image 17 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ
image 18 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Click on the button ‘Delete,’ next to your name. Now you can go ahead and change the name. When done, press next to your name on the check. Your name for the new display is set. When you visit your profile this is what users can see.

image 19 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ
image 20 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

What is my skype name? How to find it.

When you sign up for the app first, your Skype username is established. This is the best way to get someone on the platform. You have a special Skype username. That means that inputting a username into the quest will directly lead a user to your account.

On desktop app

To find your Skype username on the desktop app, launch the app, and sign in with your credentials.

Now click the profile picture in the top left corner of the app and select ‘Skype profile’.

image 21 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Here, under ‘Profile’ you will see your Skype name. Tapping the name will bring up an option to copy it,

image 22 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

On mobile app

To find your Skype username on the mobile app, launch the app, and sign in with your credentials.

Now tap your profile picture at the top of the app, then go to ‘Skype profile’.

image 23 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ
image 24 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Here, under ‘Profile’ you will see your Skype name. Tapping the name will bring up an option to copy it,

image 25 Simple Steps To Change Skype Name: See How Skype Username and Display Name Differ

Why is my Skype name gibberish?

There are two ways to build a Skype account; using an email ID, or using a phone number. Your Skype username is created automatically depending on how you register. If you sign up with an email address, your username would be along the lines of ‘live:whatever comes before@’ somewhere.

When a phone number is used to create an account, your Skype username will be created off the number. That means it’ll be live: followed by a bunch of numbers and alphabets at random.

As mentioned above, once you have built your account you can not change your username. The only way to do so is by creating a new account. So make sure you generate one this time using an Email ID!

We hope this article helped. If you have any queries, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below. 

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