How to sign in to Skype: You need to use Skype to keep in touch with friends and / or relatives who have moved abroad, but have not yet understood how to register or access this service? Don’t worry, there is nothing complicated to do. To use Skype, in fact, just log in using the credentials of a common Microsoft account.
If you don’t know how to do this, read the directions I am about to give you and in no time you will learn how to sign in to Skype. Once you have overcome this small “obstacle”, it will be a breeze to get in touch with all your friends and / or relatives who are abroad without spending a penny (as long as they are also registered on the platform).
So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Perfect: ban the chatter and let’s proceed! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next lines and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. There is nothing left for me to do, but wish you happy reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!
Before delving into the heart of this guide and seeing, in detail, how to sign in to Skypeallow me to provide you with some preliminary information that will be useful for you to successfully complete the procedure.
First of all, I want to tell you that to be able to sign in to Skype it is assumed that you have already created a Microsoft account. As I have already explained to you in this other guide, in fact, the service is owned by the Redmond giant and, for this reason, you must have an active Microsoft account to use it. If you haven’t created one yet, do it now, perhaps using the instructions in the guide I linked to you just now.
Also, if you want to sign in to Skype using its official client or mobile app, I suggest you download it now if you haven’t already. If you need more information in this regard, reading the in-depth analysis in which I explain how to download Skype for free will be of great help.
How to sign in to Skype on your mobile
Desires sign in to Skype on your mobile? The first thing you need to do is launch the service’s official app on your device Android or iOS. After that, in the text field Skype, phone or emailwrite your Skype name, telephone number or e-mail address with which you registered for the service and tap the button Forward.
On the screen Enter the passwordthen provide the access key to your account, writing it in the field Passwordand tap the button Forwardto login.
How do you say? Do you forget what your account password is? If so, tap the link Forgot password? and, on the screen Recover your accountprovide yours email address, telephone or Skype namethen press the button Forward.
Now, select the recovery option available for your account (ex. SMS to xx) and follow the instructions given on the screen to continue. If, as in my case, you have chosen to send a code via SMS as a recovery option, provide the last 4 digits of the phone number in the appropriate text field and tap the button Get the code. If you are offered another recovery option, follow the instructions you will receive on the screen to complete the procedure.
Now, enter the code you received via SMS in the appropriate text field, tap the button Forward and fill in the text fields New Password And Confirm Password with the new passkey you want to set up on your account. Then, he presses on the buttons Forward And Log in And that’s it. Now you can log into Skype by following the instructions I gave you earlier.
How to sign in to Skype on a computer
You prefer sign in to Skype on your computer? Well, the procedure you have to follow is not that different from the one I showed you in the previous lines in relation to the smartphone app. Even in this case, in fact, all you have to do is start the official client of the service (or connect to the web version of Skype from the browser) and enter your access data in the login form. For more information on this, read on.
How to sign in to Skype on Windows
If you want sign in to Skype on Windowsfirst start the official client of the service and click the button first Start and then on Log in or create account. In the screen that opens, provide your Skype name, phone number or e-mail address with which you created the account, writing it in the text field Skype, phone or emailand then click the button Forward.
Provide, therefore, to write the password associated with your account in the appropriate text field and, finally, click on the blue button Log inin order to login.
In case you don’t remember your Microsoft / Skype account password, click on the entry Forgot password? and, after writing, in the appropriate text field, yours email address, telephone or Skype nameclick on the button Forward.
Once this is done, select the recovery option that is proposed to you: in my case, the account recovery via SMSsince I had previously associated my mobile number with the account.
If you are also offered the same thing, select the option SMS to xx, provide the last 4 digits of the phone number in the appropriate text field and click on the button Get the code. Alternatively, select the available recovery option and follow the directions given to you on the screen.
In the text field you see on the screen, enter the code you received via SMS, click on the button Forward and fill in the text fields New Password And Confirm Password with the new password you want to set up for your account. Then click the buttons Forward And Log in and that’s it: now you just have to fill in the login form with the new login credentials and you can start using Skype.
How to sign in to Skype on Mac
The procedure for sign in to Skype on Mac it is almost identical to the one I showed you in the previous lines. Again, in fact, you have to start the official Skype clientprovide your Skype name, phone number or email address associated with your account and click the button Forward. After that you have to write the password associated with your account and click on the button Log inin order to log in.
If you don’t remember your account password, click on the item Forgot password? and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to retrieve your Skype account login information. To do this, you can use the information in the previous chapter of the tutorialwhich are valid for all operating systems.
How to sign in to Skype from the web
You prefer sign in to Skype from the web? No problem: to do this, start first Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (the only browsers that are currently compatible with the service), go to the Skype main pageclick on the item Log inlocated at the top right, and select the wording Use Skype online from the menu that opens.
On the next page, fill in the text field Email, phone or Skype with the Skype name, email address or phone number associated with your account and click on the button Forward. Then write the password of your profile in the appropriate text field and click on the button Log into log in.
If you do not remember your password, start the recovery procedure provided by Microsoft: then click on the link Forgot password? and follow the instructions that are given to you on the screen to recover your account, perhaps with the help of the detailed instructions that I have given you in one of the previous chapters of the tutorial (the steps to be taken are always the same).
How to sign in to Skype without an account
The web version of Skype can also be used without account. To take advantage of this possibility, connect to this web page and click on the button Create a free meeting.
You will get a link (without expiration) to start chats, calls and video calls directly from the browser with anyone you want to participate in the conversation. In fact, once you have visited the address of the conference, anyone can participate by simply clicking on the button Join as a guest and setting a username (valid for 24 hours) or logging in with a Skype account.
How to sign in to Skype with another account
Would you sign in to Skype with another account? You can do this in a very simple way: all you have to do is log out from the account currently in use and then access the other account of your interest, using the latter’s login credentials. Below I will explain to you in more detail how to proceed both from mobile and from computer.
From your mobile
For log into another Skype account on your mobilelaunch the Skype app on your device Android or iOStap on your profile picture placed at the top of the screen, presses on the item Log out located at the top right and confirms disconnection from the profile by selecting the item Yup from the box that opens.
On the next screen, tap the button (+) Use another account and fill out the Skype login form providing, in the appropriate text fields, the login details of the new account you want to use (you can follow the instructions I have already given you in one of the previous chapters of the tutorial).
For log into another Skype account on your computerstart the official client of the service or go to his web version. Then, to log out, click on your profile picture located at the top left, select the item Log out from the menu that opens and confirm by pressing on Yup or Log out.
In the next window, then click the button (+) Use another account and fill out the Skype login form providing, in the appropriate text fields, the login data of the other account (you can follow the same instructions that I have already provided in the previous chapters of the tutorial).
How to sign in to Skype for Business
You wish to know how to sign in to Skype for Business? Well, know that to access this service, designed exclusively for companies, you need to subscribe to one of the versions of Office 365 in which it is included. Costs start at 6.70 euros / month (more info here).
After you subscribe to one of the Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business, you need to create a Skype for Business account which, as you can imagine, is separate from your personal Skype account. Once the account in question is created, you will be able to log into Skype for Business by downloading the dedicated client, which is available for Windows, macOS, Android And iOS. More info here.