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How do I sign in to Skype for Mac OS X?

You can sign in with a Skype Name or a Microsoft account. If you don’t have either of those yet, it’s easy to create one – and if you have both types of account, you can link them.

Start Skype. You will see one of the following screens.

                     Screen 1                                      Screen 2

    

If you see screen 2, find out how to use it to sign in to Skype.

I see screen 1

From here, you can create an account or sign in with your Skype Name, Microsoft account or mobile number.
To create a new account, click Create an account and we’ll guide you through the process.

To sign in to Skype:

  1. Type your Skype Name, email address or phone number, then click the arrow.
  2. If you entered an email address and there is more than one account matching that email address, select the one you want to use.
  3. 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.

I see screen 2

If you see screen 2, choose from the options below to learn how to create an account or sign in.

To sign in to Skype for Mac OS X with your Skype account:

  1. Start Skype and click Skype Name.

 

(If your sign-in screen doesn’t look like this, click Sign in with a different account in the bottom left corner.)

  1. Enter your Skype Name and password and click Sign in.

You’re now signed in to Skype with your Skype account.

Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our guide to finding your way around, or dive right in by finding your friends and adding them as contacts.
 

To sign in to Skype for Mac OS X with your Microsoft account:

  1. Start Skype and click Microsoft account.

 

(If your sign-in screen doesn’t look like this, click Sign in with a different account in the bottom left corner.)

  1. Enter your email address and password and click Sign in.

 
You’re now signed in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our guide to finding your way around, or dive right in by finding your friends and adding them as contacts.
 

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.



Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our guide to finding your way around, or dive right in by finding your friends and adding them as contacts.
 

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.


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