To use the services of Skype you must have an account on Skype. And the individual with whom you want to conversate on skype must also have an account on Skype. Using Skype services, you can chat, make video or voice calls. Skype also allows group chats and group video and voice calls. It can be used for both personal and business purposes.
In case you have a registered account with Microsoft you can use the same for Skype also because, in May 2011, Microsoft has purchased Skype. So, with your Skype account, you can access the services of Microsoft also. In this section, we will discuss the steps to create an account on Skype.
Steps to Create Account on Skype:
Step 1: Open your Skype app or if you don’t have the app just go to skype.com, download & install the one. When you open the app, it has a Sign in button. Click it for initiating the process.
Step 2: Once you click the sign-in button it will ask you your Skype id or phone or email. As we are creating a new account you must provide either your phone number or email id which has never been used before for creating the Skype account or Microsoft account and click on Next.
Step 3: The next window will ask you to confirm your phone number and your country code, confirm it and click on Next.
Microsoft confirms that there is no account with the phone number or email id you provided for creating an account, to proceed, click on Next.
Step 4: Further you have to create a password for your Skype account and click on Next to proceed further.
Step 5: It then asks for the First name and Surname, It will be displayed as your profile name on your account. Provides the corresponding details, and click on Next.
Step 6: Further you have to enter your country name and your date of birth and then click on Next.
Step 7: You will then receive an OTP on your provided phone number or email id for verifying your provided email id or phone number. Retrieve that OTP and enter it in the Skype window and click on Next.
Next, it will ask you to add your image, you can even skip this.
It will lead you to the page where you can start your chats using Skype.