How to change skype username

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change skype username: There are many reasons why a user might consider changing their name on Skype. For example, to be able to use the popular video call application in different areas (for work, with friends, with family) or simply because we have grown tired of our name or nickname and want a new one. Whatever the reason, here we are going to see

How to change Skype username

The first time we sign up for Skype, it is the platform itself that automatically assigns us an account name. This is what is known as a “Skype name”. This name is assigned to our account is permanent and it is not possible to change it in any way. Does this mean that there is nothing to do? Actually, something can be done. We explain it below:

There is no way to overcome this obstacle, but there is an alternative solution: change the display name , that is, the name with which we are going to show ourselves to other users. This is possible on Windows, on Mac and on Linux.

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Change display name

Let’s see how to make this change in the web version of Skype and in the applications for iPhone and Android phones:

in the computer version

To make this change in the web version of Skype (regardless of whether it is Windows or MacOs) these are the steps to follow:

  1. First of all, we launch the Skype application on our computer.
  2. Then we click on the icon of our profile , which is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. In the menu that is displayed later, we select “My Account” .
  4. Within the next menu, we choose the “Profile” option and then “Edit profile”.
  5. There we go to the “Personal Information” section and click on the “Name” field , in which we will write our new name.
  6. Finally, click on the “Save” button to confirm the name change.

With these simple steps we will not be able to change the username in Skype, although we will be able to change the name with which everyone will see us on the platform. This change will be reflected on all devices where we use the same Skype account.

On a phone or tablet

The steps below are for changing the display name on Android phones and tablets, as well as Apple devices like iPhone or iPad:

  1. To begin with, we launch the Skype application on our phone.
  2. Once in it, click on the profile icon , which is located at the top of the screen.
  3. In the menu that opens, we select “Skype profile”.
  4. A new window with the profile then opens. In it you have to click on the pencil icon to edit its content.
  5. In the “Name” field we enter our new display name and click the check mark icon.

With these simple steps we will not be able to change the username in Skype, although we will be able to change the name with which everyone will see us on the platform. This change will be reflected on all devices where we use the same Skype account.

Create a new Skype account

In some cases, instead of changing the display, it is much more advisable to create a new account . For example, it is a good idea for users who want to start using Skype for professional or business purposes.

If we decide on this option, it is convenient not to delete our previous account . If we do, we will also be deleting our Microsoft account associated with it, which is surely not what we are looking for. It is better to create a second Skype account, for which we will need a second available Microsoft account.

Once you have two or more different accounts on Skype, don’t forget to keep them conveniently separate, as well as log in or out of them whenever necessary.

About Skype

About Skype
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Skype is software designed in 2003 by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennistrom. Since its inception it has always been a free application available for download from its website. In 2013 Microsoft bought Skype for a staggering $8.5 billion and integrated it into the Windows Live Messenger network (the former MSN Messenger). It is for this reason that its user interface is aesthetically very similar to that of other Microsoft services.

Today, Skype is the most used application in the world to make video calls , with more than 300 million users worldwide. It also allows communications via chat and calls, providing a simple and effective way to keep in touch with our friends, family and co-workers, regardless of distance.

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