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
I can't believe we still can't change our Skype Name. This is laughably pathetic. Wow.
[Deleted User] commented
Please, fix the issue of changing Skype Username or Skype Name, soon. People search their friends with the same username that they have on other social media platforms. I had to make three accounts to get the Skype name of my will but I couldn't get. Sigh...
Rowan Village commented
Not being able to change my "Skype Name" (SN) affects alternate sign-in alias' when it comes to signing into MS. I don't mind having the two options (email or SN) because we all use email for almost everything, but not being able to change my SN to something more suitable or in my case accurate is a bit of a let down. I changed my entire legal name and my SN is my entire former legal name. It is incredibly disappointing. I very much enjoy my MS accounts and appreciate all the safety features in place to protect our privacy, but this specific feature at the moment is not protecting my privacy. I would not want to at all have to delete my entire MS account and lose years worth of information over this one feature. I'm not the most active user of Skype, but I do keep in it in case of personal or professional reasons. I'd appreciate it if you let us change it for our own personal reasons or provide an extra step to confirm identity before allowing us to do so, but to deny us that option altogether is something I think could could be improved. I'd sure as **** appreciate it. Thank you for hearing us all out; myself included. I hope to see the changes in the near future.
Jolanda Zaalman commented
How does one change their skype name???
It would be great if we could change our Skype name.
My name is a bunch of random letters and numbers and would like my name as the Skype name.
Personal skype username like it used to be
I want to use my Skype name to online teaching.Please can I have a skype ID.
Please activate again the possibility to change the Skype Name.
I don't want randomly assigned live:.cid-----------------
john wright commented
delete this skype in my name
Let the users change their Skype name or disconnect their Skype from Microsoft account.
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?"
I really want this.
my Microsoft account is valuable and lots of services and Windows license is connected to it but I have multiple Email alias in my Microsoft account and each one has a Skype account connected to them (my own fault) and I want to delete the rest and only keep the active and main one but I can't.
Have a feature allowing me to change my live name to correct a mistake.
Would be an absolute amazing update for Skype if they allowed users to manually change their Skype Name in Settings. It would make the platform a lot more personalised as all the other functions of Skype is phenomenal. I absolutely love the product and prefer the messaging aspect compared to other social media platforms.
Please make it possible to cange Skype name(id) whereare in 2020 a lot of people get marriage or divorce and it’s not doing good for them to Still with the older name
Reference number is 1496547784
I don't want my username to be after my first registered email username... I really would like to change it, and I bet many others would like to change theirs too. Please add this feature!
Now skype name is random. It is not professional for business
We need to change Skype name for our business. Now Skype name is random. This is not professional for our business
The ability to change skype usernames or delete the account only and not the microsoft account