How to Find Your Skype User Name or ID

I have been using Skype for a very long time. I had it on my computer even before the times Microsoft owned Skype. I use it to talk to some of my friends who have moved to other countries and are now living there. Skype is certainly cheaper than calling them using a standard landline phone or a mobile phone. But recently when one of my friends asked what my Skype username was, I was completely stumped as I did not know my own Skype username. For some strange reason, Skype has made it a little difficult to find out your own Skype username. But you know the login details of your Skype account, then you can easily find out your Skype username or user ID. Here is how:

  1. First of all install latest Skype client for Windows in your PC. This is important as the older versions of Skype client are designed differently.
  2. When Skype client loads, login using your email address and password for your Skype account.
  3. In the Skype client, select Skype → Profile → Edit your profile. You can also use the hotkey Ctrl + I. This will open the Edit Profile section in the Skype client.Skype Forgotten Username
  4. In the Edit Profile section, you will find your Skype username written under your email-address as shown below:Skype Forgotten Username

If you do not want to install Skype client, then there is a workaround. First of all, you have to visit the Skype website and login using your Skype credentials (email address and password). Now you can visit this webpage – On the webpage, you will notice your Skype user name near the top-right corner of the screen.

Skype Forgotten Username

The Skype website method may or may not work for you. If the website method to find your forgotten Skype user name does not work, then you can always try the Skype desktop client method.


  1. Why the devil have skype made it impossible to find your own skype ID ??? Get a grip skype.

  2. Skype has made it extremely difficult to find out your own Skype username.
    I’ve tried the above, but I still can’t find it.
    I’m going to ask a friend to search for my name and see if the skype username pops up.

  3. I have done as directed, still I can only see my username and email address. No skype id below my email. What should I do?

    1. same here. I guess not everyone has a Skype ID? Can a person contact you on your Skype if they have just your email address?

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