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 to 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
Please note that Skype's MSN option has been withdrawn and may no longer be used in conjunction with the application.
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
We recommend that you close any personal web servers, such as Wamp Server
, during this process, as they may interfere with 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
Your Facebook account is very useful around the web as many sites allow you to connect to their platforms using your Facebook login information. To log into Skype using your Facebook credentials, simply click Sign in with Facebook
in the bottom-right corner of the login screen:
You will be brought to a screen prompting you to connect to your Facebook account. Enter your email and your password, then click Log In
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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