Skype registration: how to sign up for Skype: A close friend of yours has moved abroad to do an Erasmus and you have agreed to stay in touch through Skype: an excellent solution, except that you do not understand technology very much and you do not have the faintest idea of how to create an account to talk to your friends through the famous Microsoft VoIP service.
So how about avoiding fool and learning how to sign up for Skype before you get in touch with your friends? Believe it or not, registration is free and takes just a few minutes to complete. I bet after reading everything you will wonder how you did not get there by yourself!
So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Fantastic! Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and then follow the instructions I am about to give you, so as to be able to complete the registration to Skype from your computer or, if you prefer, from smartphones and tablets. I wish you happy reading and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
How to use Skype without an account
Before explaining how to sign up for Skype, I want to point out the possibility of using the service without account And without installing softwarebut acting directly from the browser (at the moment Chrome or Edge).
If you connect to this web pageyou can indeed create a free meeting and get a never-ending link to share with other people to make online video calls. Once you have visited the link in question, it is possible participate as a guestby setting a username that lasts 24 hours, or log in normally with a Skype account.
Once this is done, you access the Skype web interface, with the ability to make group chats, calls and video calls. Functions for sending are also available attachmentscreate surveys, to record the conversation share your screen and more.
How to sign up for Skype
If you agree, I’d say go straight to the point and see how to sign up for Skype. I already anticipate that, to succeed, all you have to do is create a Microsoft account (as I told you, in fact, the service is owned by the Redmond giant) and that’s it. Below you will find explained how to proceed both from a computer and from a smartphone and tablet.
If you prefer to act from computerthe first thing you need to do is connect to the Skype main page from any of the supported browsers, such as Google Chrome And Microsoft Edge. Once this is done, click on the item Log in at the top right and select the link subscribe located in correspondence with the wording New user on Skype?.
On the page that opens, then choose how to create your account: you can choose between telephone number And email address. Provide, therefore, to indicate yours telephone number or yours email address in the appropriate text field and click on the button Forward.
On the page that opens, therefore, create a secure password: write it in the text field Create password and click the button Forward. You then have to specify first name And last namein the appropriate text fields, to click once again on the button Forward.
At this point, complete your profile by providing all other required information. So answer the question What’s your date of birth? via the drop-down menus Day, Month And Year and make sure that the indication relating to country / geographic area is the right one (otherwise change it yourself, selecting the correct option from the appropriate drop-down menu).
When you’re ready to do this, click the button again Forward, always located on the right. Subsequently, when you are asked to do so, enter the code you received via SMS or email, writing it in the appropriate text field, click the button again Forward and, if you are asked to do so, carry out the security check: to proceed in this sense, type the code you see in the image that appears on the screen and click on the button Forward.
Once this operation is also finished, you will have completed the creation of your Skype account and you will finally be able to start using the service. In this regard, if you want some clarification on how to use Skype, reading the in-depth study that I have just linked to you will be of great help.
Note: the procedure I have just described can also be performed by the Skype client for Windows and macOS (I explained how to download it in this other guide, remember?), as practically nothing changes, except the fact that you have to start the program on your computer before proceeding with the registration.
From smartphones and tablets
You prefer sign up for Skype from smartphones and tablets? No problem: you can do this too: to do it, the first thing I suggest you do is download the official Skype app on your device Androidon your iPhone or yours iPad. In case of problems at this stage, you can consult my guide in which I explain in detail how to download Skype.
Once this is done, start the application you just downloaded and tap on the link Click here to create onelocated in correspondence with the wording Do not have an account?. In the screen that opens, then choose whether to register using yours telephone number or yours email addressproviding this information in the appropriate text field, and then presses the button Forward.
On the next screen, you need to create a secure password to protect your account – type it in the text field Create password and then tap the button Forward. Then provide first name And last name in the text fields displayed on the screen and press the button again Forwardto go to the next step.
We’re almost there: now, you have to indicate your date of birth, using the drop-down menus Day, Month And Year located on the screen What’s your date of birth?. Once this is done, you have to check if country / geographic area are indicated correctly or if you need to change them and you have to press the button once again Forward.
In the screen that you should see at this point, enter the code that was sent to you via SMS or email (depending on the registration option you have chosen), using the appropriate text field, and then press the button once again Forward.
To conclude, write the security code you see in the image and tap the button Forwardto complete your Skype registration.
Did you see that it wasn’t that difficult to sign up for Skype from mobile? At this point, you can finally start using Skype to connect with your friends. If you need some clarification on this, consult my guide dedicated to how Skype works.
How to sign up for Skype for Business
You would like to improve the management of your work team and have thought about doing it by adopting Skype for Business? Sounds like a great idea to me. This version of Skype, designed to be used by companies and work groups over 20 units, allows you to access tools and features designed for businesses: one above all, the ability to start online meetings for up to 250 participants.
The service isn’t free – it’s included in some versions of Office 365, starting with 6.70 euros / month (more info here). Once you have subscribed and created your Skype for Business account (which is separate from your personal Skype account), you need to download the official client of the service, which is available for Windows, macOS, Android And iOS.
Would you like more information on Skype for Business? If so, I strongly suggest you take a look at the official page of the service.