Skype is one of a range of consumer services that is accessed through a Microsoft account. It is not possible to separate your Skype profile from your Microsoft account. If you close your Microsoft account, in addition to not being able to sign in to or access Skype, you'll no longer be able to sign in to other Microsoft consumer products or services such as Outlook.com, Office Online, OneDrive, or Windows. Before you close your Microsoft account, let's make sure you aren't leaving anything important relating to Skype behind:
When you close your Microsoft account, we wait for the chosen number of days (30 or 60) before permanently deleting it. During this re-open period, your account is marked for closure but still exists. You can control whether your Skype profile is visible in the search directory results or suggestions. Learn more about how to opt out of Skype search directory results or suggestions in your mobile or desktop privacy settings.
Sign into your Microsoft account within the chosen waiting period (30 or 60 days) and we will cancel the closure, and everything will be just as you left it. If it is outside of the re-open period, then we can't retrieve an account that has been deleted.
If it has been longer than the chosen waiting period (30 or 60 days), we cannot retrieve an account that has been deleted.
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