I need to change my Live: username

Hi there

Can you help me to change my live: username please?

Many thanks

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Last updated April 3, 2020 Views 28,666 Applies to:


Changing usernames have never been possible on Skype. What you can only change is your display name.

Since the migration of Skype to Microsoft, we only can create an account using an email address or a phone number. This new account creation procedure will generate a Skype Name (in live:ID format) and will no longer give out an option to choose your preferred Skype Name. This new method aims to reduce the sign-up effort by presenting a faster and more flexible experience for new users. 

People can find your account by searching the Skype directory using your e-mail address, phone number, or Skype name (live:ID).

Do not hesitate to respond to this thread if you have further questions.

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