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    Sykpe is closing down it's username service!

    I have just spoken to the Microsoft customer service for Skype. The reason I came in contact with them was because I wasn't able to choose my own username upon registration. It used my e-mail and put live: in front of it. I don't know if anyone really needs this information but I thought I might as well let everyone know anyway.

    The only way to currently create an account with your own chosen username is here: https://login.skype.com/registration

    I tried asking when they would be removing the feature and they replied with:




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    It turns out that creating an account with this method gives you the error below when trying to access Skype web client:

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    poor u
    i think it'd be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalypse View Post
    poor u
    i think it'd be better
    How so? #10characterminimum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post


    How so? #10characterminimum
    i think you'd have some id verification and more shit to keep hackers away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalypse View Post


    i think you'd have some id verification and more shit to keep hackers away
    The only real difference is that now you cannot choose your own username when creating an account. Instead it will use what is in front of the @ in your e-mail and stick live: in front of it. Apart from that, nothing changes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thescruu View Post
    Like if username matter.
    Clicked on thanks instead of reply >_> Enjoy your free thanks. Make sure it was worth it!

    Anyway, this does stop the freedom of choice unless you are creating an e-mail just for that account. Also, having live: in front of everything is quite annoying.


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    luckily i made my skype years ago

    now nobody can impersonate, cause they gonna have live:name

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    I like usernames though, I don't wanna fuck with that email shit. xD So will our usernames change or is it just the new accounts that are affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Money15Awesome View Post
    I like usernames though, I don't wanna fuck with that email shit. xD So will our usernames change or is it just the new accounts that are affected?
    I do not think it will change. I started the conversation with the employee with "How do I create an account with a username I can choose." They sent me this link and told me to save it. They told me it will go soon and judging by the way they were talking I don't think current ones will be changed. I think they would have mentioned it as well because that was what the whole conversation was about, but I did not directly ask that question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post


    I do not think it will change. I started the conversation with the employee with "How do I create an account with a username I can choose." They sent me this link and told me to save it. They told me it will go soon and judging by the way they were talking I don't think current ones will be changed. I think they would have mentioned it as well because that was what the whole conversation was about, but I did not directly ask that question.
    I see what you mean. Glad my sexy Skype name won't get deleted for my email lol.

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    Doesn't matter much to me, I made my skype years ago and won't be changing for a long time.
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