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
Mitchell van Bijleveld commented
Must-have feature! I mean, 'live:contact_XX8X3' isn't really recognizable for others.
I am glad to see Microsoft is working on it. Setting up a username like 'thisismyusername' would be amazing!
This is a HUGE problem for LOTS of Users. the fix should be easy and/or obvious, but if there is a fix, I CANT FIND IT!
I need to change or set up new skypename. Why you don't add this feature? It's so stupid you decide what names to set up for people without their permission
I cannot unlink my very old skype account fromy my office 365 subscription. This ist very annoying since Call Partners can see my old skype name, and I cannot get rid of it. The only way ist (according to tech support) to delete (sic!) my existing Account which includes Mail, Office 365, Onedrive a.s.o.) I if do so, I lose my mails, payed! Office subscription and my personal Mail Adress!
Lucas Panetto a.k.a General Meyham commented
I like to play online games with others and they know me by my game name. We need an outside chat option for better communication with what’s going on in the game and it should be easy to find each other if we could use our gamer names and search each other that way. Please hurry and make this possible!
James Najohapa commented
Dj paine commented
COME ON!!!! This shouldn’t take 6 months!‽?? You guys are MICROSOFT! For crying out loud!
A-Kareem Alabbasi commented
Yes I agree! And before making change to the Skype name it is better to check for the database then it allows it to change the skype account name
The ability to change both the skype name and profile name. Right now you can only change profile names. Obviously you should be able to change both.
Il serait tres interressant de pouvoir changer le pseudo apparement ce n'est pas possible pour l'instant
Allow changing of a skype id. Could allow search for desirable skype ids.
able to change skype name. if your skype name is configured according to a former group or company naming scheme(groups may use naming scheme for auto re-charge), and you do not want to lose your contacts, or send them invites, or add them one by one with your new skype name. specially if you have 100+ on your list.
Leah Sutter commented
I can understand a limit on frequency of changing it, but not having the abiility to do so is shocking. For many people their "username" may contain some form of personal references they rather remove. I am transgender and nothing from what I can tell has given me away like an old name, but I would be upset if otherwise. More so... Married women can be irritated to learn their previous last names were visible.
Stephanie Gawroriski commented
Hello! I am transgender and my username was automatically chosen for me and it contains my dead name. I have not used this name in a long time and it is not even my legal name. Using the Skype service means that it currently contains something that I never really was. Not allowing us to change our usernames violates our privacy because we want it behind us in our past. Please do allow us to change our usernames because it will allow us to fully be ourselves on Skype.
I’m trying to change my skype name from adeenedm to the.clout.king, but it seems that I can’t. Please help
please, restart username system... like@username
Harpreet Kaur commented
I want to change my skype username. Could you please provide me this option. My username is based on my previous company name. I want to change it due to some reason & dont want to loss contacts by creating new skype account. I hope you understand my concern.
not now, you have to go into your Skype profile and change your name there.
set users can change skype name only once when create account