How do we change the Skype Name/ID for our Skype account

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We have a Skype account for our company.

We sign in with our company email address to access our Skype account on our Windows 10 Pro PC.

For people to get in contact with us, they usually request a Skype ID.

Our Skype ID displays as something like the following: live:" "_(numbers)

We would like to change this as it does not look professional.

How do we change the Skype Name/ID for our Skype account?

We are aware we can change the display name for the account but the Skype ID is needed for people to search for our company on Skype.

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Gopi RajuSystem Engineer

you can ask your admin to create alias address or a secondary email address to your account and that can be make as your SIP address which will be your skype address.


Hi Gopi,

Do you have instructions for this?

Also, why is it that some users have their email address as their Skype name but we have the live:""_"" as a Skype name?

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Are you talking about the name that other users see, or the actual username? If you're talking the name others see (display name), you just need to sign into Skype via a client (or browser), and edit that field when looking at your own profile.
If you're talking about the actual username.... well, you cannot change that.

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