How to Change Your Skype Username

Your Skype display name is different from your Skype username. You can change the display name whenever you like, and it's what other Skype users see when they communicate with you.

Your Skype username is the email address used to create your Microsoft account—a result of Microsoft acquiring Skype in 2011 and requiring a Microsoft account to sign up for Skype. Consequently, you can change your Skype username or ID only by changing the email address associated with it and your Microsoft account.

In cases where you signed up for a Skype account before Microsoft acquired Skype, you'll likely use a non-email-based username that can't be changed, unless you create a new account, which means losing your existing contacts.

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