How do I link my Skype and Microsoft accounts?

You can link your Skype and Microsoft accounts on most devices that run Skype, such as desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets.

To learn how to link your accounts, simply find your device in the list below and click the link:

Important: You can only link one Skype account with one Microsoft account.

If you have several Skype accounts (for example, a private and a business account), you can decide which one you’d like to link to your Microsoft account.

If you’ve linked the wrong accounts, don’t worry, you can easily unlink them, and then link the Skype and Microsoft accounts you want.

Important: You can only link and unlink accounts a limited number of times.

You can also create another Microsoft account.

Learn more about what happens when you sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

If you don't have a Skype account and you sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account, you will create a so-called technical Skype account. You can still enjoy all the great Skype features; the only difference is that technical accounts do not have a Skype Name.

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