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Skype and Outlook.com, an intelligent email service from Microsoft, have come together so you can instant message and make free Skype voice and video calls with your Outlook.com contacts.
The following questions and answers will guide you on how to use Skype in Outlook.com:
It’s easy, just click the Skype icon to open Skype within your Outlook.com account and you'll be able to start talking to friends on Skype immediately.
If you already have a Skype account, you may need to link your Skype account to your Outlook.com email. Click Sign in to use your Skype ID or Microsoft account. You'll receive a confirmation once you've signed in successfully.
This will bring your Skype contacts into your Skype experience on Outlook.com. If you’re new to both Outlook.com and Skype, we’ll show you some tips on how to search for new contacts so you can get the conversation started. We may have some suggested contacts based on people you know who are also using Skype.
In Outlook.com you can set your status to Available or Invisible by clicking your name and selecting the status from the options displayed. Click Invisible if you don't want to appear in the Skype Directory.
Ready to learn more? Finding your way around Skype for Web and Outlook.com
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