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How To Change Skype ID and Username

There are some reasons why people decide to change their ID’s; mainly because it appears to be unprofessional, or they don’t like it.

In this article, I will be showing you the step-by-step process involved in changing any Skype username or display name.

Difference between Skype username and display name

Display name

The display name on your Skype account should be your actual name, which is visible on your profile for everyone to see.


The username on your Skype account is your ID. It is also the name you input on the login page to access your account. Skype gets this information from the email address you used during registration.

How to edit display name

On Android or iOS

1. Log in to Skype

skype android login page

Log in to the Skype app on your mobile phone.

2. Open your profile page

skype home page on android

On the home page, click on the round icon at the top of the page. This icon should contain your profile picture if you have one, or your first and last initials.

skype profile page on android

On the profile page, click on the Skype profile option.

3. Edit your display name

skype profile edit page on android

The next page is where you can change some of your profile information.

Tap the pencil icon at the top of the page.

changing a skype display name on android

Change your profile name to what you want.

4. Save the change

skype profile edit page android

Click the mark icon to save the changes.


1. Log in to Skype on PC

Open the Skype app on your PC, then log into your account.

2. Open the Skype profile page

On the main page, click on the round icon at the top left part of the screen. It should contain your profile pic or first and last initials.

A drop-down menu will appear with some options. Select Skype profile from the list.

3. Edit your display name

On the profile page, tap the pencil icon and edit your display name to your taste.

4. Save changes

Click the tick button to save the changes.

On the web

1. Log in to Skype

Log in to on your internet browser.

skype web login page

2. Edit your profile

On the home page, scroll to the bottom, and you will find a grid of options, tap on edit profile.

skye web account details section

At the top of the next page, click on edit profile again.

skype profile information page on web

Edit your name in the box right below your profile picture.

skype personal information page on web

3. Save the new display name

Hit the save button to register the changes.

skype web personal information page

How to edit Skype username (ID)

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this tutorial, there has not been a direct way of changing a username.

However, there are other ways of going around this.

Change your Microsoft account

If you opened an account using a Microsoft profile, then your username on Skype will be the same with the ID on your Microsoft profile.
The only way to edit your username is to change the Microsoft account.

Change your Email address

Skype determines your username from the email address you provide during registration.

To change your ID, go to the edit profile page and change your email address.

Ensure to confirm the changes in your email box and your new username should be activated.

Can you Edit your Skype Business Username?

For Skype business accounts, there is no way to change a username or a profile display name.

An employer usually creates the account, and there are no administrative rights for the user to edit any profile information.

If you feel unsure about any detail on your business account, then please contact your employer to make appropriate changes.


It is embarrassing to have the wrong information on your Skype profile page.

Therefore, it is essential to know how you can adjust specific details to match the desired accuracy of your account.

I hope you learnt how to change Skype ID and display name.

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