Bring back USERNAMES
Allow us to change Skype username!
Milad Rahimi commented
It's really ridiculous! If it's database id so don't use it in end-user level, if it's a username and searchable so let us change it to what we like.
Maria Gibbons-Lee commented
Microsoft should allow users to change and or even hide their usernames. Why are they even needed anymore?
For individuals who don’t want to delete their full Microsoft account, they have to use a different Skype account, so yet another login & no continuity.
As it stands, if someone you don’t want contacting you knows your username, they can keep contacting you from different accounts. You can change your name, your email but not Skype username. It’s like whack a mole, if you have a persistent stalker on your heels.
For basic personal security, the current status quo ought to be remedied.
There used to be tag "Working on it" since December 2018 which disappeared. What's the status or go-to idea for searching/identifying skype users?
You should allow modifying of skype name. Or if you take it as primary ID in database which cannot be changed, then you should clearly declare that Skype name is unique ID for technical purposes and is not intended for searching/identifiying of skype users anymore, hide it for users in interface and clearly declare that idea for searching/identifying skype users for future is using of "display name" or email or phone number associated with skype name.
Rafael Louzada commented
It is an absurd that I cannot change my skype username that I select in the early 2000's. I cannot even unlink my Skype account to create a new one. Even using an alias, my skype username is still shown to all my contacts. I tried to contact Microsoft support but I got absolutely zero solutions. I never expected Microsoft to be so unprofessional like that.
wat? administrators removed their messages saying they were working on it
well, i think they gave up
we request an option to change our username
Frog Autistic commented
Why is this taking so long?
Either allow users to change their Skype name, delete it & reconnect a different account - or why not allow people to hide them, just simple not show them?
This is an issue - for example a friend who doesn’t want to delete her Microsoft account due having XBox, 365 connected - yet can still be connected to by an abusive ex. Surely this is a privacy & personal security thing.
OMG! Since 2018 Microsoft is working on it?? Software giant! hehe
Still working on it? -_-
Since December 2018 working on it?
Please , do it as soon as possible ,
for your information..... such thing made many people not to sign up for Skype , no one want to share his profile as live:uniqueidentifier. in 2020 !!!
yet many people dont even know how to share their account link with respectful way.
the newest and the oldest platforms and services allows us to do such thing ,
Microsoft or Skype , needs to take this as a series topic and an emergency issue
Thank you for listening and awaiting for your fast an accurate actions.
Apruebo esta suberencia. Queremos suprimir el "live:" queremos crear nuestro username.
I look forward to when Microsoft implements this feature. It is very disappointing that so far this has not been done. So long.
Change username should be included in the skype
I would like to change the order in which my name is displayed. Currently it is last name first. I would like first name first. Thank you!
Over a year has passed and nothing has changed.
lorsqu'il s'agit de partager un document vidéo avec du son par exemple, mon interlocuteur voit la vidéo mais il n'entend pas le son de la vidéo.
pouvez-vous développer cette fonctionnalité ?
It's very important for some people the possibility to change username / ID
I set my username a decade ago and now it's hardly a professional look. Skype keeps suggesting changing the Display Name, but that's not useful at all since the username appears everywhere as well, maybe more! Please either let us change usernames (even once or twice is fine, so it's our names and not silly nicknames) or make it completely hidden so only display names or emails appear in all instances.
Hope you hear your good old users and help us out.
Shivam Saxena commented
Can anyone please confirm when we can expect this option in skype?