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How To Create a Skype Account

May 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to install Skype, the popular VoIP software. Use the app to video chat, or make cheap international calls. The application also comes equipped for screen sharing, making it easy to share files with family or coworkers.


Download Skype

If you do not have Skype, you may download it here:

Skype for Windows
Skype for Mac
Skype for iPhone
Skype for iPad
Skype for Android
Skype for Linux

N.B. We recommend that you close any personal web servers such as Wamp Server or EasyPHP during this process, as they may interfere with Skype.

Installing Skype

Launch the installation. Once the installation is complete, a window will open, asking you to connect. It is now time to create your account. In the window asking you to connect, click on Create an account. Follow the onscreen instructions to create your Skype account:




Once the installation is completed, choose to sign in with an existing Skype account or with a Microsoft account (Messenger, Hotmail or Outlook account):


Creating a Skype Account

Once Skype is installed, run it and click Create an account. Then fill in the required personal information fields:


MSN Users

Note that MSN has been withdrawn and may no longer be used in conjonction with Skype.

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