How to Find the Username and IP Address of a User on Skype

Mostly online communications services need an IP address. It enables the devices to establish a connection between them to transfer data and messages. It’s virtually impossible to connect and communicate across the internet without an IP address. IP addresses are very much essential for instant messaging services, including Skype. To find the IP address of a Skype user, you first have to find the user. Once you get the user name of the Skype user whose IP address you want to see, visit the Skype Resolver website and enter the username there. Keep in mind; you can only find a user’s IP address on Skype when he/she is active and online on Skype Resolver website. Here is how to find a username and the user’s IP address on Skype.

How to find the username on Skype for desktop

1.    Select the ‘Skype’ app and press ‘Enter.’ Alternatively, double click on the Skype app icon to launch Skype.

2.    If you’re not signed in to your Skype account, enter your ‘Email address, phone number, or Skype name’ then ‘Password’ and proceed.

3.    When your account opens, click on the ‘Person-shaped’ icon at the top of the left side column. If you didn’t find the icon, use ‘Alt + 2’ keyboard shortcut to access your Skype contacts.

4.     Find and search the contact in the contact list whose IP address you want to find.

5.    Then click the contact. This will open the conversation menu.

6.    Now, click on the ‘Contact Name’ at the top of the conversation menu.

7.    Here is the username of the contact below or beside the Skype name depending on your Skype version.

How to find the username on Skype for Mobile

1.    Launch the Skype app on our mobile.

2.    If you’re not signed in to your Skype account, enter your ‘Email address, phone number, or Skype name’ then ‘Password’ and proceed.

3.    After logging in to your account, tap on the ‘Contacts’ tab at the lower right corner.

4.    Find and search the contact in the contact list whose IP address you want to find.

5.    Then tap on the contact. This will open the conversation menu.

6.    Now, tap on the ‘Contact Name’ at the top of the conversation menu.

7.    Select ‘View profile’ on the pop-up.

8.    Then go to the Profile section at the middle of the menu.

9.    Here is the username of the contact beside the Skype name.

Once you find the username of the Skype user whose IP address you want to search for, check the below guide and go through the steps given there.

How to find a user’s IP address on Skype

An IP address tells lot information, including geographical location and Internet Service Provider (ISP) of a user. Don’t worry; it doesn’t disclose any private or sensitive information of the user. Here is how can you see the IP address of a Skype user.

Before going ahead, first, check whether the user is online or not. You can easily determine this by checking the user’s name, if he/she is online, then you should see a green dot or Skype logo next to their Skype name. If there is nothing like this or a yellow icon appearing, it means the user is not online. And unfortunately, you can see the person’s IP address at this time. You need to wait for the person to come back online. If the person is online, follow these steps.

1.    Start a web browser you prefer to use.

2.    Now use “www.skyperesolver.net/” link to navigate to the Skype Resolver website.

3.    Go to the middle of the page that opens, and click the text box asking to enter username or IP.

4.    Now, enter the username of the contact whose IP address you want to see. The username should be exactly the same as it in Skype.

5.    Recheck the contact’s username you’ve entered before proceeding.

6.    Then click the ‘Resolve skype to IP’ button below the username text field. Clicking it will prompt the Skype Resolver to search for the username’s IP address.

Now, wait for a half minute, Skype resolver display you the IP address of the user as well as some other details, like the user’s current state or city and Internet Service Provider.

Deam Jones is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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