This article will show you how to change your Skype name from which you appear in the contact list of other Skype users. You can do this on the Skype website and on Skype mobile, but not on Skype for Windows and Mac OS X. You must also create a new account to change your username.
Method 1 of 2: On the Skype website
Step 1. Open the Skype website
Go to https://www.skype.com/ in your browser. If you are already signed in to Skype, your username will be displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.
If you are not logged in yet, click Sign In (in the upper right corner) and then enter your email address and password
Step 2. Click on your name
It's in the upper right corner of the screen. A dropdown menu will open.
If you needed to sign in to Skype, skip this step and the next
Step 3. Select My Account
It's near the top of the drop-down menu.
Step 4. Scroll down and tap Edit Profile
This option is located in the blue bar on the left side of the screen. Your profile page will open.
Step 5. Click Change Profile
It's on the top-right side of your profile page.
Step 6. Change your name
Enter your new first and / or last name on the appropriate lines at the top of the Personal Information section.
Step 7. Click Save
It's a green button in the upper right corner of the screen. The new name will be saved - you will see it when you restart Skype (if you have an internet connection).
Method 2 of 2: On a mobile device
Step 1. Open the Skype app
Click the white "S" icon on a blue background. The Skype main page will open if you are already signed in.
If you are not yet signed in to Skype, enter your email address (or username or phone number) and password
Step 2. Tap your profile picture
This is a circular image at the top of the screen. The profile menu will open.
Step 3. Click on the "Change" icon
by your name.
You will find this pencil-shaped icon at the top of the screen.
- On Android, first tap the gear icon
Step 4. Change your name
Enter a new name using the onscreen keyboard.
Step 5. Press
This icon is to the right of your name. The new name will be saved and displayed on all devices, including the computer.