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Your Skype Name is a unique user name that many people use to sign in to Skype. You created one when you first signed up for your Skype account. You may also use a Microsoft account to sign into Skype, which is an email address; if you do, you won’t have a Skype Name.
Looking for your Skype Name? This FAQ will help you.
Your Skype Name can be between 6 and 32 characters. It starts with a letter, and can contain only letters, numbers and the following punctuation marks:
Once you've created a Skype Name, you can't change it.
How to find your Skype Name on your device:
Your Skype Name is located in your profile. After signing in, click your name at the top-left corner of the screen:
Your profile will appear and your Skype Name will be listed under your name:
To find your Skype Name on computers and tablets with Windows 8 and above:
To find your Skype Name in Skype for Android phones, start Skype and tap your profile picture. Then select View profile. Your Skype Name is displayed at the top of your profile information.
On your Android tablet, you can find your Skype Name displayed on your profile picture and in your profile.
On your iPhone and iPod touch, you can find your Skype Name in your profile.
On your iPad, tap your profile picture or name in the top-left corner of the screen. Then tap My Profile.
Click your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen. Your Skype Name is displayed under your name at the top of the right column.