Can I sign in to Skype for Windows Phone 7 with my Microsoft account?

Currently, it’s not possible to sign in to Skype for Windows Phone 7 with your Microsoft account. However, you can sign in with your Skype Name.

If you’ve recently joined Skype when you signed in with your Microsoft account on a different platform (such as Windows 8, Mac, Linux), you can’t sign in to Skype for Windows Phone 7.

Such a Skype account is a technical one and although it lets you use all of the great Skype features, it doesn’t contain a Skype Name that you need to sign in to Skype on your Windows Phone 7 device. If your account doesn’t contain a Skype Name:

  1. Unlink your Skype and Microsoft accounts.*
  2. Create a new Skype account with a Skype Name (for example anna.davies40).
  3. Link your new Skype account to your Microsoft account on a different platform (for example Windows desktop). Then you’ll be able to use your Skype Name to sign in to Skype for Windows Phone 7 and other platforms.

* If you unlink your Microsoft account and your technical Skype account, your Skype account will be closed.

You can sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account on the following platforms and devices:

  • Windows desktop (computers and laptops running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP)
  • Win 8 (computers, laptops and tablets)
  • Mac (MacBooks, iMacs, Mac Minis)
  • Linux (computers and laptops)
  • Windows Phone 8 (smartphones)
  • iOS (iPhones and iPads)
  • Android (Android phones and tablets)

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