How to change Skype login name?

You should know that you can’t change Skype username. There is only option for editing of your profile name, not your login itself. However, you can create a new account. It means that all your contacts related to the old username won’t be available. But you can transfer them into your new account. There is only one thing that you can’t copy and transfer. It’s your credit balance.

If you decide to create a new account, then you should follow next steps.

Step 1: Reserve copy

At first you have to create a reserve copy of your contacts. Launch your Skype client. Open ContactsAdvancedBackup Contacts to File:

Your contacts will be saved in a reserve file.

Step 2: New login name

Now you should head to official Skype website. Click on Sign in button which is on the top-right corner of the screen:

Then you need to click on Create new account button:

Step 3: Registration

Fill all required fields. You can also add more profile details about yourself:

Step 4: Contacts

To transfer your old contacts you need to enter the new account and choose ContactsAdvancedRestore Contacts from File and choose your file which was created in the first step of this tutorial:

Now you have the old contact list in the new Skype account. That’s all. Congratulations!