If you are looking to use the same Skype ID that you created years ago with a funky username for your professional use but now you wish to change its username, unfortunately, there is no option offered by Skype to let you change your Skype username. You can either create a new Skype ID with the desired username or you can change your display name.
To know how to change your display name in Skype, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.
Steps to Change Display Name in Skype
For Older Version of Skype
1.) On your computer, open Skype and sign in to your account (if you have not already).
2.) Once you are logged into your Skype account, click on your profile name appearing on the upper-left corner of the screen (next to the profile picture). This will open your profile window on the computer screen.
3.) In the profile window, you will need to click on your Name located in the upper section. This will open your name in the editable field.
4.) Just change the name as per your desired requirements and save it by clicking on the “check” icon.
5.) Your new display name for Skype will be saved.
For Newer Version of Skype
1.) Open Skype on your computer and sign into your account (if you haven’t already). Then, click on your profile picture located in the top-left corner of the Skype’s window. Your Skype profile window will appear on the screen.
2.) Next, in the profile window, you will need to click on the “pen” icon located next to your profile name. This will open up the editable field.
3.) Simply, change your name as per your preference and once you are done making changes, click on the “Check” icon located just next to the field.
4.) Your new display name will be saved and added to your Skype account.
So, this is how you can change the username on your Skype account. However, if you wish to change your Skype username to appear professional, you will need to create a new Skype account.