How to create a Skype account and delete the Skype account?

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Microsoft works similarly to Google in this respect. With a single account you can access all its services, including Skype. So you can use the app with an Outlook account.

A little further down we will go into the details so that there are no doubts on how to create an account and also on how to delete it in case you are no longer interested in using the app and you do not want any of your data is registered nowhere. It's a bit of a complicated process.



How to create a Skype account

You can create a Skype account from its official site. You can also use a Microsoft (Outlook) account to use the application. From the same website they will guide you in detail step by step so that you can create your Skype account.

If you already have a Microsoft account, you can start using Skype without having to create an account from the app website. Just download the app and log in and that's it. You can start using it to communicate.

Then with your username you can share it with your friends or colleagues so that they can add you to the application. You can even use your Skype or Microsoft account to use other business services such as One Drive o Xbox.

In the same way it happens with Google and Gmail. With an account you can access all the services that the company makes available.

How to delete a Skype account

In case you wish delete a Skype account. You need to keep in mind that it's linked to your Microsoft account, so you can't delete it unless you also do it with your Microsoft account. Which means you wouldn't have access to the company's other services.



What you can do is unlink your Skype account from Microsoft's. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  • Log in to Skype with your account.
  • Now click on your username to log into your profile.
  • Go up " Account Details »And at that point click on» Account settings «.
  • Next, you will have to go to " Linked Accounts «.
  • Click » Disconnect »To unlink your account with Microsoft.
  • A warning will appear detailing what will happen. If you are sure, simply press " Continue " And that's it.
  • Permanently delete my Skype username.


In case you want to permanently delete your Skype account, you will also need to close your associated Microsoft account. For this you need to visit the Microsoft account termination website and follow all the steps mentioned there. It is a very simple process and above all quite fast.


Creating a Skype account is a very simple process. So it's eliminating it to some degree. If you don't want to have the accounts linked or if you don't want to share them, the ideal would be to create two separate accounts to avoid this kind of situation.

However, you already know very well how to create and delete a Skype account. Although as always if you have any kind of doubt you can leave it a little further down in the comment box.

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