If you don’t have a Skype or a Microsoft account, download Skype if you haven’t already, then start Skype and click Create an account. We’ll take you through the process to create your account.
To sign in to Skype:
- Type your Skype Name, email address or phone number.
- If you entered an email address and there is more than one account matching that email address, select the one you want to use.
- Type your password for the account you’ve chosen.
If you have a Skype account and a Microsoft account, we recommend that you link them. That way you 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.
Find out how to link your Skype and Microsoft accounts.
If you have a Facebook account, you can link it to your Skype account. Find out more.
Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our series of short video guides for all the essential things you’ll want to do with Skype.