Create a Skype account: 7 steps

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Create a Skype account: 7 steps
Create a Skype account: 7 steps

Skype is a free video and chat program that is easy to use. Creating an account can be difficult, read this article to help you with that.


Join skype

Step 1. Go to to get started

At the top right of the screen is written in blue "Register". Click on this.

Create a skype account

Step 2. Fill in your personal details

Don't worry, all information is confidential unless it is clearly stated that it is visible to third parties, or you give explicit permission.

  • You also have the option to sign in with your Facebook or Microsoft account. In that case, this information will be used to create your Skype account.

    Skype facebook login
Skype profile info

Step 3. Fill in your profile information

Enter your date of birth, gender, country, city, language and, if applicable, your telephone number. The fields with an asterisk are required. All other fields are optional.

Choose the right country. If you travel a lot, choose the country from which you will use Skype the most

Skype usage pattern

Step 4. Indicate how often you plan to use Skype

Here you can choose whether you think you will use Skype for "personal" or "business" conversations. This is an optional field.

Skype name and password

Step 5. Make up a Skype Name and Password

Note: you can no longer change your Skype name, so don't choose a weird name, because that will always stick to you.

Enter a password. The password must be at least 6 characters, including 1 number. When choosing a password, note that you will see: "Password Strength: Good". "Medium" is also allowed, but "Good" is much safer. If the password is "Weak" you will not be able to continue creating an account

Skype final test

Step 6. Complete the process

Tell Skype how you want to be reached. If you choose "Via SMS" they will send you a text message to confirm. By default, "Via Email" is selected. Enter the text in the text box and click "I agree - Continue" if you agree to the terms of use and privacy statement.

Skype sign in

Step 7. Done

Now you come to your account page where you can download Skype software and find your friends. Let's get started!

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