How to create a Skype account for new users

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To join Skype’s free call and instant message service, you need an account. Follow these simple steps to create a new Skype account:

Step 1: After downloading and installing Skype successfully, open the application and select Create an account.

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Step 2: The Skype registration window appears, enter your information to create a new account.

  • First name: Type in your first name.
  • Last name: Type in your last name.
  • Microsoft account name: Enter your email address (Caution: Skype will send your verification code to this email address, so type exactly your email).
  • Create password: At least 8 characters, including both numbers and letters.
  • Reenter password: Retype your password.

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Step 3: Next, fill in some personal details:

  • Country/region: Your country where you live and work.
  • ZIP code: Your country’s or city’s ZIP code. You can use Google to find out.
  • Birthdate: Enter your birthdate.
  • Gender: Select your gender.
  • Phone number: Enter your phone number, it will help you find your friends who also use Skype.

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Step 4: Enter the characters you see and click Create Account to finish your registration.

create a Skype account

Check Send me promotional offers from Microsoft. You can unsubscribe at any time if you agree to let Skype send you emails for promotional offers, leave it unchecked if you don’t want to be bothered.

You have finished creating a Skype account. You can also change your personal information, choose a photo as your profile picture and update your status.

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Another way to quickly create a Skype account is through your Facebook. Find out how to in the next article.