Bring back USERNAMES
Allow us to change Skype username!
Thank you all who voted for this request! We have recently made changes which should allow you to see your Username. On Skype 8 You can see it in Settings > Account & Profile under Skype Name field.
In case you created an account using email or phone number you will see your username as live:emailid or live:uniqueidentifier.
No exact release date is available but we are working on adding support to allow users to customize their user name. I’ll keep you posted as we move closer to release
john, i think so
So where are updates on this? Anyone working on the issue, no? Isn't it obvious that live:cid9037gbre0234 looks crazy and unprofessional on business cards? Is this all on purpose so that people stop using Skype?
I can't believe we still can't change our Skype Name. This is laughably pathetic. Wow.
David: "Hi, can we talk in Skype? It is really convenient nowadays, I can find you and talk at home. I remember your username is Bob123 right?"
Bob: "Nope, now my Skype username is cid.1234329432he24j6"
David: "...what? c...ci what?"
C. S. commented
Microsoft is really like a virus infecting and spoiling everything. Skype and Nokia are gone, hopefully Github and Linkedin will survive the Microsoft virus. Seriously why would you discontinue useful and widely used features?!?
Annoyed user commented
This is so absolutely ridiculous. I legally changed my name almost 4 years ago and I can't change my Skype name.
Working on it? In skype classic
was this feature. Why?
from December 03, 2018 & still you're working on this ?
come'on its 2020 now
This is why major universities are switching to Zoom to conduct interviews, nobody can find anyone on Skype anymore!
This is so stupid Microsoft!!! Random numbers as a username, seriously! Wish you never bought Skype, everything worked perfectly before that.
I just wanted to create a new Skype account for work purposes, but my Skype name is a row of random letters and numbers (not even email) and it's unchangeable. It looks like Skype is in 2010, not 2020
when MS first asked users to link accounts, there was option to unlink it in case you had multiple skype accounts (paid family vs free personal accounts). So if the user had made a mistake of linking the wrong account, they could fix it. Which project manager thought it was a great idea to remove that option??? Now you are telling are there are "many blockers both technical and legal" preventing to bring back a simple option? This seems like an excuse to hoard user data. If a company like Google allows users to unlink youtube account from their main google account, why don't Microsoft do the same for skype anymore?!
It's now 2020 - can you please enable Skype name changes already?
If you had just a single person working on this they would most probably have it ready for production within 90 days.
For me this alone make Skype entirely unusable. My identity is sacrosanct, and Microsoft needs to start taking that to heart.
I legally changed my name. I can update everything else in my life, but not Skype. Social security, credit cards, driver's license, deeds and titles, mortgage, passport, employment records, insurance policies, every online account and service... but not Skype. >:|
Any update for this? It's very frustrating to have a username from an email I used in the 8th grade still displayed as my Skype username. You could at least give users an option not to display it on their profiles...
Hi there! I just want everyone to know that we are still working on this one. There are many blockers for us, both technical and legal but it is in progress.
We want custom username. Our client got scammed because scammer easily create a account look like our account and fraud.
Let's get to 1k votes for this. Maybe they'll wake up then :-?