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How do I link my Skype and Microsoft accounts?

Linking your Skype and Microsoft accounts means you can use the same sign-in details for Skype that you use for all of your Microsoft devices and services. Plus, if you forget your password it’s easier to recover it.

You can only link one Skype account with one Microsoft account, so if you have more than one you need to choose which ones to link.

To link your accounts:

  1. Start Skype and click Microsoft account.

  2. Enter your Microsoft account email address and password. If you want to sign in with your Microsoft account automatically in future, check Sign me in when Skype starts, then click Sign in.
  3. Click I have a Skype account.
  4. Enter your Skype Name and password, then click Sign in.
  5. You’ll see your Microsoft and Skype accounts side by side. If you want to link these accounts, click Continue.

You’re now signed in to Skype with your Microsoft account and your accounts are linked. Next time you sign in, just use your Microsoft account email address and password.

If you have more than one Skype or Microsoft account and you’ve linked the wrong ones, you can easily unlink them, and then link the Skype and Microsoft accounts you want.

Learn more about what happens when you link your accounts.

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