Skype is one of the best video calling, immensely popular application. To use it, you must create an account with it first which is done in two ways.
As Skype has been taken over by Microsoft, you can sign in to your Skype account using your Microsoft account. This is the same account you use to access all Microsoft products like Windows, Microsoft Office, Xbox, etc. Here, you log in using your email address or phone number associated with the Microsoft account. Your account Id is the same as your Live ID which is like italki_320941.
Another method is to create a separate account with Skype. Here, you put in a user name while creating your account with Skype. This name is referred to as your Skype ID. However, people often forget their usernames and later wonder how to find it as it is not clearly and openly visible on Skype. Here, we would walk you through various procedures to find your Skype ID on various platforms. Stay hooked!
Steps to Finding Skype ID on Android Smartphones
On an Android smartphone or tablet, you can sign into Skype via its app that you would have downloaded. You can sign in to your account easily using your phone number or the email address. Once you are signed in; you need to tap the menu tab at the left top corner of the window.
Next, click on the ‘My Profile’ tab. You would see a section called ‘Skype’ or ‘Skype Name.’ Your Skype ID would be displayed beside it. Thus, you can easily find your Skype Id.
Steps to Finding Skype ID on a Computer
Here again, you need to launch skype first and log into your account. Next, click on your profile picture that you will find at the top left corner of the Skype screen. You need to scroll down and again tap on the profile icon. The new window will have a row called Skype name against which you will find you Skype ID.
In case you have logged in using your Microsoft account, then you will not see any Skype ID there but your email address for that Microsoft account.
Steps to Finding Skype ID on a Computer Browser
Many people are used to signing in to Skype on their browser only. If you wish to find your Skype ID there; then you need to first go the Skype site and then click on ‘Sign in’ which is usually at the right top. Once you click on it, a small window will open up which will have a tab ‘Sign-in Options’ at the bottom.
When you click on it, a new window will open up which will have the option called, ‘Forgot my username.’ You need to click on it. On the new page that opens up, you will be asked to put in your email address or phone number. A new window will open up which will ask you to feed in the code that was sent to you on your email or phone number. Once you feed it; it will take you to the next page where your email address or phone number will be displayed to log in.
Once you are logged in to your account; the steps to finding your user name is the same as you would from the downloaded version of Skype on the desktop or laptop.
Ask a Friend
Sometimes you might not be logged into your Skype account and it’s not possible to log in. In that case, you can get your Skype ID from any person in your Skype contact list. The person needs to go the conversation with you and right-click on it and then tap on ‘view profile’. The profile window will open and your Skype Id will be available there against Skype name. You can easily get it from there.
Creating a New Skype Account to Recover Skype ID
Sometimes you are too embarrassed to ask any of your contacts to supply your Skype ID to you. In that case, you can try this method.
Here, you first create an absolutely new Skype account and log into it. Next, type in your Skype display name of the original account into the Skype search field and then click search. Next, tap on the ‘People’ tab of the search results. You will find your old Skype account featuring in the search results. Right-click on it and then tap on ‘View Profile.’ You would have your user name displayed there beside Skype Name.
We hope that you would now be able to retrieve your Skype ID easily using any of the above methods. If you have any other queries or would like to share your experience; simply chime in below. Additionally, do whisper about this post and share it with your friends and families to help them.