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Your Skype Name is the username that was created when you first joined Skype that may have been autogenerated for you. This is a unique identifier that is used to help others find you in Skype search, which cannot be changed or modified. However, you can change your Skype Display Name which is shown in search results along with your Skype Name (unique identifier). Learn more about how to change your Skype Display name .

If you want a new or different Skype Name, you will need to create a new account. There are a few things to keep in mind before you create a new account:

  • Your new Skype Name will be a string of letters and numbers autogenerated by Skype when your account is created which cannot be modified.

  • Please make sure to export your Skype files and chat history , as well as your Skype contacts from your Skype account prior to closing. This information is for your records, but you will not be able to import any of your exported information or contacts into your new Skype account.

Once your new account is created, you can close your original Skype account if you no longer want that account active, but this will also close your Microsoft account. Learn more about how to close your account .

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