Skype Help

    All products

    How do I change my Skype display name?

    Back to search results
    1. Go to your profile.

    In Skype, click or tap your name and your profile will be displayed. 

    1. Edit your display name. 

    Select your display name in your profile. An edit box appears. Type the name you want to use and select the tick button or press Enter. Your display name will be updated.

    Remember, your friends might change the way your name is displayed in their Skype contact lists, so the display name you choose for yourself isn’t necessarily the one they see for you.

    In Skype for Windows desktop, you can also change a contact’s name: just right-click on it in your contact list and choose Rename. This only changes the name in your Skype, not theirs.

    Was this article helpful?

    Yes No

    Please let us know why we couldn't help you today

    Important : Do not enter any personal information (such as your Skype Name, email address, Microsoft account, password, or real name or phone number) in the field above.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling