Yes, that even means your Skype name. Whether you made your account in middle school using an embarrassing name or you’re just looking to make a slight update to match your professional image, this article will take you step-by-step through the process of changing your Skype name.
6 step process to change your Skype name
Click on your profile picture in the upper left-hand corner
In the main menu, click on the "Skype profile" button
Click on the pencil icon on the right-hand side of your current Skype name
Change your name in the editable text box
Save your changes by clicking the "check" mark
Exit out of your profile by clicking the "X" in the top left corner
How to change your Skype Name
Changing your name on Skype is simple. So simple, in fact, you can accomplish the task in 6 easy steps!
Before we begin, you must understand the correct Skype terminology.
Skype calls its system-generated ID a Skype Name. This is the Skype ID that you can share with others so they are able to reach you through the app.
This Skype Name (ID) is created when you first sign up for your account. It is your unique identifier on Skype and is unchangeable.
Now that we have the technicalities out of the way, let’s learn how to change your Skype name that's displayed to the public. Your display name, if you will.
Once you’re logged in to your Skype account, navigate to the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You will see your current Skype name and profile picture. Click on it.
After you’ve clicked on your current name, you’ll notice that the main menu has popped up. In this menu, you’ll find a variety of options that will help you navigate your Skype account, but what you’re looking for is the “Skype profile” button. Click on that.
When the “Skype profile” button is clicked, you’ll see that your profile card has appeared. In your profile card, you will notice a pencil icon near the top on the right-hand side of your current Skype name. Click on this pencil.
Once you’ve clicked on the pencil icon, you will see that your profile picture and Skype name becomes editable. To change your Skype name, simply type in your new name in the text box.
Once you have your new name how you like it, be sure to seal the deal by clicking the “check” mark. This action will save your changes.
Exit out of your profile by hitting the “X” in the top left corner, and you’re done!
How to change your Skype name: Mobile app edition
Changing your name while using the Skype mobile app is nearly the same process as it is on the web app. Instead of finding your profile card in the upper left-hand corner, you’ll simply need to click on your profile picture which is now located at the very top of your phone screen. From there, you can follow steps 2-6 exactly as you did before.
Change it up!
And there you have it! How to change your Skype name in 6 easy steps. It’s so easy that you’ll remember how to do it on your own for the next time you outgrow your Skype name. Hopefully no more embarrassing names, though.
Hannah is a former content marketing associate at G2. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism. In her free time, Hannah enjoys running with her dog, Teddy, traveling to new and exciting places, and capturing the beautiful places she travels to with her DSLR camera. (she/her/hers)