How to use two Skype accounts on the same PC: Skype is one of the programs you use most often, both for calling your acquaintances and for business matters. During the last few days, while you were on an important business video call, you have been receiving constant messages from your friends who have made you look bad with colleagues. You have therefore decided to open a second account to be dedicated exclusively to your work and to be used when you are in the office. However, when you are not busy, you would like to log into both of your accounts at the same time and are looking for a solution that allows you to do this. Did I guess? Well, then follow the directions I am about to give you.
With today’s guide, I’ll point you out how to use two Skype accounts on the same PC (or Mac) using the desktop version of Skype and some online services. Furthermore, I will also suggest you a workaround that allows you to launch multiple instances of Skype on your computer. How do you say? Are you looking forward to learning more and using your accounts at the same time? So let’s not waste any more time in chat and let’s deepen the topic immediately.
Come on, make yourself comfortable and take five minutes of time to devote to reading the next paragraphs. Read carefully the solutions I am about to offer you, identify the one that you think best suits your needs and try to put the suggested indications into practice. I assure you that using two Skype accounts at the same time is really a breeze and that, in no time at all, you will succeed in your intent. Enjoy the reading!
Use two Skype accounts with Skype for Web
The best solution to use two Skype accounts at the same time is to rely on Skype for Web, the Web version of the well-known messaging program. By doing so, you can log into your main account via the desktop version and your second account via the online version (or vice versa).
To sign in to Skype for Web, log in to main page of the serviceenter your user number, email or phone number in the field Email, phone or Skype and presses the button Nextthen type yours password in the appropriate field, put the check mark next to the item Keep me signed in if you wish to remain authenticated by not entering your data each time you log in and click on the button Sign in to access. If you are reading this guide for information and you do not have an account yet, I leave you to my guide on how to create Skype accounts.
You should know that Skype for Web is also available as an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. To install it, if you use Google Chromelinked to this page of the Chrome Web Storeclick the buttons add And Add extension and wait for the installation to complete.
After adding the Skype for Web extension to Google Chrome, you can see the icon of Skype at the top right of the browser: press it, click on the item Log in and, in the new open page, enter your login data in the fields Email, phone or Skype And Password. Then press the button Sign in to log into your account and that’s it.
If you use as a browser Firefoxlinked to the page of Skype Web Messenger on the Mozilla Addons site and click the button Install. Then wait for the download to complete and press the button again Install (above) to finish adding Skype in Firefox.
If everything went well, you can see the icon of Skype at the top right of the browser: press it, type your Skype ID in the field Email, phone or Skype and presses the button Forwardthen enter the password in the appropriate field and click on the button Log in to authenticate to your second Skype account. Now, start Skype in desktop version by logging in with your other account and that’s it.
Use two Skype accounts with Outlook.com
A similar solution to Skype for Web is Outlook.com. Microsoft’s famous web-based e-mail service, in addition to allowing access to one’s own e-mail box, allows you to use Skype via the browser on your computer.
All you need to do to log into your account is log into the Outlook site and click on the button Log inthen type the email address associated with your Skype account or your Skype ID in the field Email, phone or Skype and presses the button Forwardthen enter the password and click the button Log in. If by entering your Skype ID you are asked to merge it with your Microsoft account, press the button Forward and follow the procedure shown on the screen to merge the two accounts: then enter the password of your account and presses the button OK.
After logging into your Microsoft account, press the icon of speech bubble at the top right to start Skype via Web, then open the desktop version of Skype and log in with your other account to use two Skype accounts on the same PC.
Use two Skype accounts on Windows
Among the solutions to consider to use two Skype accounts at the same time, there is also Seaside: it is a free program for Windows that allows multiple access to Skype without going through the browser.
To download Seaside, connect to website of the program and click on the entry Free Download SeasideSetup.zip. Then wait for the download of the file to complete, double-click on it and, in the new open window, double-click on the file SeasideSetup.exe to start the program installation. So press on the button Runclick the button Forward four consecutive times, wait for the installation to complete and press the button end to finish the setup.
You are now ready to set up Seaside! In the new open window, click the button Add account to add your second Skype account: make sure next to the entry Account Type there is select the option Skypethen enter the name you want to assign to the account in the field Username and presses the button Save to finish adding.
To complete the Seaside setup, click the button Start Skype with all accounts and wait for the Skype window to open, then click on the item Log inenter the login name of your second account in the field Email, phone or Skype and presses the button Forwardthen enter the password and click the button Log in to complete the login.
Now, start Skype normally to use the first account, while to use the second account at the same time, start Seaside Start Multi Skype present in the list of programs on your PC and that’s it. You must know that with Seaside you can also use more than two accounts at the same time, by repeating the account addition procedure indicated above.
Use two Skype accounts on Mac
If you have a Macyou should know that you can use two Skype accounts at the same time with the Web solutions proposed above and through the Terminal of macOS. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!
To launch the Terminal, click on magnifying glass present at the top right, type Terminal in the search field of Spotlight and presses the button Enter keyboard. Alternatively, go to the Launchpad (the rocket icon found in the Dock bar) and select the Terminal from the folder Other.
In the new opened window, enter the string sudo /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype and press the button Enter on the keyboard, then type the password of your Mac (the one you normally use to log into the system) and press again Enter.
Automatically, a second instance of Skype will start: then click on the button Log inenter your login details in the fields Email, phone or Skype And Password and presses the button Log in to connect to your second account.