How to Set Up 2 Skype Accounts on the Same Computer

Skype, a free voice, text and video chat client for computers and mobile devices, can be used for free or inexpensive personal and business communication. If you use Skype for multiple purposes, or different members of the family use your computer, you might want to have different accounts so each user has his own Skype login. You can sign up for multiple free Skype accounts, and you can switch between your accounts at any time.

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You can create multiple Skype accounts and choose the one to use when you log in.

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Open Skype. Click “Don’t Have a Skype Name?” to create a new Skype account.

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Enter your name, a new username, a password and an email address. Click “I Agree - Create Account.” Click ‘”OK.” You will be logged into Skype with the new account.

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Click “Skype,” then “Sign Out.” Click the “Skype Name” drop-down menu and choose a different username. Enter the password for the account and click “Sign In.”