At some point during the process of setting up a Microsoft Account for my Surface RT, an old and unused Skype account became associated with it. I want to change to the Skype account that I currently use.
Your Skype username is the email address used to create your Microsoft account; a result of Microsoft acquiring Skype in 2011 and requiring a Microsoft account to sign up for Skype. Consequently, you can change your Skype username/ID only by changing the email address associated with it and your Microsoft account.
Your Skype name is the username you created when you first joined Skype, other than your email address or phone number. If you sign in with an email address or phone number instead, then you have a Microsoft account, not a Skype Name.
Changing Display Name. Clicking your Skype Name -- or Microsoft email address if you linked your account -- at the upper left corner of the Skype window displays information regarding your profile in the right pane.
While Microsoft has updated Skype’s back-end to link it with their more secure Microsoft account database, this isn’t readily apparent to users of either service for some reason, as the firm hasn’t had any public communications via way of notification informing users of this change.
Access your favorite Microsoft products and services with just one login. From Office and Windows to Xbox and Skype, one username and password connects you to the files, photos, people, and content you care about most.
Enter your Skype name, ... How do I sign in if I don't have a Skype or Microsoft account? Visit Skype.com from your browser and download Skype. Then start Skype and click or tap Create new account. We’ll take you through the process to create your new account for Skype.
If the display name doesn't change right away, or if the old name is still showing in emails, your information may be cached. To get the name to update quickly, you can switch to your local account, then sign back in to your Microsoft account. The display name doesn't change your gamertag.
There is no way you can change your Skype username due to Skype's migration to Microsoft. Skype username's is for legacy accounts only. All Skype accounts new and existing are now Microsoft Accounts.
Users will be sent transaction emails to the email address associated with their Microsoft account. Offer must be redeemed by July 31, 2019. Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling.