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How To Create a Skype Account

In this article, you will learn how to install Skype, the popular VoIP software. You can use the app to video chat, send messages, and make international calls. The application also comes equipped for screen and file sharing, transforming both professional and personal communication. This article will show you how to create an account on Skype.

N.B. Please note that Skype's MSN option has been withdrawn and may no longer be used in conjunction with the application. Please also note that this feature is no longer available and that this article has been preserved for informational purposes.

Download Skype

If you do not have Skype, you may download it by selecting one of the below download links.

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

Once Skype has been downloaded, launch the installation by double-clicking on the software folder. Then, follow the instructions on the screen:

Creating a Skype Account

Open Skype, and click No Account? Create One!:

You can also choose to sign in with Facebook:

If you do not choose to log in with Facebook, you will be prompted to select your country and enter your phone number. Do so, create a password, and then, click Next:

You can also choose to create your account with your email by clicking Use your email instead:

Enter your email address, create your password, then click Next:

Once all of your information is saved, Skype will redirect you to it's main platform, where you can add contacts and begin using the application.

How To Create a Skype Account via the Mobile Application

To create a Skype account via the application, begin by downloading Skype for the mobile platform that you use. Open the application, then click Create Account:

You will be brought to a Microsoft interface prompting you to create your account using your phone number. Select your country, enter your phone number, then click Next:

Alternatively, click Use email instead to sign up using your email:

Enter your email address, then click Next:

How To Sign Into Skype Using a Microsoft Account

To connect to Skype using a Microsoft account, simply enter your Microsoft email address and password into the login field. Before, there was a separate step for this process. However, it has since been merged with the standard login process.

How To Sign Into Skype Using Facebook

You can no longer login to Skype via Facebook as of January 2018. All Skype logins have been streamlined to Microsoft accounts, allowing you to login with a single sign-in with just one password. To continue using Skype, either create a new Microsoft account or sign in with an existing Microsoft account if you already have one.

Using Skype on Outlook and Outlook.com

Since Skype and Outlook services have been merged, using Skype in Outlook and on Outlook.com is easier than ever. Simply click the Skype icon to launch a chat or video session.

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