We're bringing Skype and Microsoft accounts together.
If you already have a Microsoft account, we recommend updating it with your Skype account. This lets you access Skype, Office, Xbox and other Microsoft services with a single sign-in and gives your Skype account the same level of protection as your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you’ll need to add a verified email address to your Skype account. This makes it easier to get back into your account if you forget your password and allows you to protect your account with two factor authentication. Please note that you can only update your Skype account to a Microsoft account once.
Note: Remember that your Skype password won't work anymore. You will use your Microsoft account password, even when you sign into Skype.
If you encounter any issues, please continue to Issues updating your Skype and Microsoft accounts.
While it's not possible to unlink your Skype and Microsoft accounts, you can move your Skype account to a different Microsoft account.
When you update your account, you can still use your Skype name, email or phone number as usual. Learn more about changing your sign in information.
After you update your Skype account to a Microsoft account, you will use your Microsoft account password to sign in, even for Skype. You can change your password at any time. If you forgot your password, we can help.
When trying to update your Skype and Microsoft account, you might receive a message that the email address already uses Skype. This means it may already be linked to another account. You can use that account to sign in to Skype.
When trying to update your Skype and Microsoft accounts, you might receive a message that we found Skype contacts for your Microsoft account and you will only keep your Skype contacts. You will need to sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account and transfer your contacts to the Skype account you are updating. Learn more.
When trying to update your Skype and Microsoft account, you might receive a message that you are unable to because you have Skype credit on your account. You will either need to use up your Skype credit before you update or you can request a refund.
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