Skype is a practical tool for calling friends and coworkers, setting up video conferences, chatting, and sharing files. You must have the application installed and be signed in to Skype in order to use it. In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps involved in setting up your Skype account, downloading and installing the app, configuring your preferences, and getting the most out of the software.
How to download and install Skype?
You must first download and install Skype before using it. It is available here for download on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Double-clicking the software folder will start the installation of Skype once it has been downloaded. You can start using the app once it’s finished.
How do I register for Skype?
If you haven’t signed up for Skype before, you’ll need to do so. Launch the app and select No profile? Make one!
Next, complete the steps by entering your phone number, making a password, writing your name and last name, and choosing your birthdate.
After that, a confirmation code will be sent to your phone number: Click Next after entering it in the respective field.
Congratulations! You now have a Skype account. You must now check your microphone and camera, as well as upload your profile image. If you choose, you can skip these steps and complete them later. The same steps apply if you’re registering on a tablet or a mobile device.
How to add Skype primary email address?
Follow these steps to modify the primary email address linked to your Skype account.
Click on your profile image in the top-left area of Skype after signing in. Select Your profile in the right pane under Settings, then scroll down.
You will be taken directly to Skype’s website. Change or add your email address under Contact Details, then click Save.
To make it easier for your friends and coworkers to discover you on Skype, you can add different email addresses to your account. You can choose one main email address to which your account will be connected if you do this. Before exiting the page, don’t forget to click Save to save your changes.
How to sign in automatically?
Depending on your platform, you can change how Skype handles automatic sign-in.
Every time you turn on your computer on Windows and Linux, Skype immediately begins according to the default settings. You can set it up if not. Select the option to launch Skype automatically by going to Menu > Startup and Close.
Go to Settings > General on a Mac and turn on the tab. Keep Skype running after closing the window to make the software continue to function. The next step is to log into your account automatically by clicking the Skype icon > Options > Open at login.
Open the app on an Android device, select Settings > General, and select Sign-in Automatically.
There is no automatic sign-in feature available on the iPhone or iPad because once you log in, you stay logged in. Open the Skype app, press on your profile image, and then select Sign Out in the top-right corner to end the session.
How to add a second Skype account?
You are permitted to have two Skype accounts, which you can use for both personal and professional purposes. To do this, sign out of your current account and establish a new one using the aforementioned steps. To avoid receiving a message saying this person is already registered, use a different email address or phone number.
You can sign in to one of your accounts from a computer and another from a mobile phone or tablet, even if you cannot use two accounts on the same device at the same time.
The alternative method is to simultaneously log in to Skype for Web using your desktop or mobile application.