How to create a Skype account?

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Skype registrationIf you want to make a Skype account and you are looking for someone to guide you through the process, then you are in the right place :). I will tell you step by step what you need to do in order to create a new Skype user. Before we begin, I just want to mention that in the steps bellow we have skipped the optional stuff like date of birth, gender and so on, but if you want you can fill them too.

In order to register a Skype account follow these steps:

  1. Visit the page for creating a new Skype account.
  2. Fill in your First name and Last name. Fill in your email address twice.
  3. After that choose your Country and then your Language.
  4. Now fill in your Skype Name. It must be unique (not to be used by any other person in the World) and it can contain only letters and numbers. The first character has to be a letter and the length must be between 6 and 32 characters.
  5. After that, you have to come up with a password, that is at least 6 characters long and contains both letters and numbers. You need to fill it twice in both fields just in case. Remember it, or write it down.
  6. In the last group of fields you can remove the checkbox By Email so you do not receive news related to Skype in your email. Now looking at the image, fill in the characters in the box named Type the text above here. If you do not see them clearly you can get new ones by clicking the Refresh button to the right.
  7. Click the button I Agree – Continue. If everything went fine you should be redirected to the address, and if there is a problem with some of the fields they will be marked with red, and you have to fill them one more time.
  8. Now you can login with your new Skype name and password. If you still haven’t downloaded the program, you can visit our category Download Skype and choose a version.

If you notice that the described process in this article is partially wrong or from Skype has made some changes to it, please let us know in the comments. Thanks :).

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  1. I have a problem with the skype during create account. There is message which says: sorry, some thing went wrong, pls try again,
    so, I tried but no result. I used hotmail account.

    Pls assist soon.


  2. @djama
    Unfortunately I cannot do much about these issues with the Skype website. The only things I can say is to try with another browser or if you are doing it from a phone to do it from a PC. If you have more problems about the Skype website you can contact them on the email contactus [at] skype [dot] net

  3. @lucky
    Hi. Latin characters are the ones in the English alphabet. Only they plus numbers can be used in the Skype name field. The first one must be a character (not number).
    Example of working Skype name: abcxyz63856

  4. #amina
    Hi. I understand, but unfortunately I can’t really help with that one, since this is an issue with the website. Maybe try with another browser or reload the page.

  5. I keep on trying to create a new account on skype but it keeps going back to my email address as if I haven’t filled it in. Can you help?

  6. @Gail
    Hi. Did you fill both fields? Is it spelled right? Also try using another browser.

  7. Hi…
    I am trying to create an account in skype. But there is a problem. I can’t create an account. When I click on accept, it showing that email Id & password do not match. What to do? Please help me.

  8. @Harsha Kondye
    Hi. Are you following the complexity requirements for a password and the character requirements for a username?
    Even if you are, try using even more complex password, I read that there might be hidden requirements and forbidden words. So make it really random. Also if you are using a mobile device to register, please use a desktop computer, because there are more bugs otherwise.

  9. @Babar
    Hi. The Skype ID (or Skype name) is not like the email. It does not have @, it is more like an username.

  10. Hi.
    I’ve tried to create a new Skype account but each time I type in my email and password, both re-enter email and re-enter password box are usually in active. Pls help.

  11. Sir, how can I write the email id in skype? Whenever I complete the form, it again comes and it makes me write it again. It shows no fault.

  12. Dear Sir,
    I lives in Indonesia, now. I would like to create a skype account for my friend from Myanmar. I fill in the Skype form about her First name, Last name and email address, Birthday, etc. Finally, I click (I agree button). But I can’t sing in. Why? Please help me.
    With sincerely,
    La Pyie Wum

  13. @Pratik
    Hi. When I try to register with the email you have used to comment here, it says to me that it is already used, so you already have an account with it.
    I don’t know if their site is working good with you but if you notice that it is not working as it should you can contact them at the email: contactus {at} skype {dot} net

  14. @La Pyie Wum
    Hi. The site should give you an error why it does not let you. For example if the birth date indicates a very low age that is not allowed.
    It could be also that the site is not working properly. In that case you can contact the Skype people. See my previous comment for the email.

  15. After creating an account it shows that 80% is completed and then what I have to do next? I got puzzled plz help!!!

  16. @osman taj
    You can see this at this page after you log in:
    There is a small link that says “see why”, there are the things to do. But all these things to get 100% are not required though. Your account is working perfectly normal now as well :).

  17. Today I signed up on Skype using my Microsoft account for the first time.
    As I am from India I wanted to know if I can pay from my card to start calling phone numbers in Australia and UK.
    It does not show India when I go on to get a Skype number. This means I can’t get an Indian phone number which leaves me doubtful if I can buy credit to make calls from India.

  18. @Vivian go
    Hi. The country code you can choose from the drop down menu above the text field for mobile phone. In the text field enter only numbers.

  19. @Abdusemed Idiris
    Hi. It should clear after you write the data in the first field for email and password. If still does not work try reloading the page or using a different browser.

  20. @lee
    Hi. If you see the 70% message then you are already logged in and you have an account. You don’t have to make it to 100%. It is just optional information you can add if you want. If you click on the 70% you will go to a page with tips how to increase the value, but you do not have to do it.

  21. Dear sir,
    I came across 1 option while creating Skype id as follows-
    How do u intend to use Skype ?
    1)mostly for personal conversation
    2)mostly for business conversation
    supposing if i select any one,can i be able to use it for both purpose (business as well personal)

  22. @Sushmita
    Hi. Since this option is not even required, I assume it is just for statistics for the company and does not affect your account in any way. So yes, you can use it for whatever you want. Also if you want you can skip this option entirely.

  23. Hi sir, have try all my best to open skype account but i was not able to do so. He asked me to enter my e-mail, which i did at the first time, the second step i was not able to write anything in blank space. I press it, but it does not give me any result and the same time sir he ask me to repeat some thing again, which I did, but it was still the same thing. Sir i do not know what to do next, and what type of phone use skype.

  24. @damilola
    Hi. After you enter the email in the first field, the second should automatically become active. It may have been some kind of problem and it could have remained inactive (gray). Try again with a different browser and if you are doing it from a phone, try from a desktop PC.

  25. hello, I can’t to create skype account because the box to repeat email address and password is not functioning

  26. @mewded
    Hi. The field seems to work after you enter the email in the other field. If it did not work try reloading the page or use another browser.

  27. Hi. You need to enter the text from the image above the box. This proves you are human and not automated software trying to register for spam purposes. If you do not see it you can reload to get a new one or even hear the text you need to write with the button next to it.

  28. I want to create Skype account and dey asked for Microsoft Alc wish I don’t kw which is Microsoft alc

  29. Hi. On the link in the article above I can still see the form for making a skype registration, but it is possible that they are testing for part of the people to force the microsoft account so they see how we react. They really want everyone to make a microsoft account instead of Skype account.
    If this is the only option you are getting you can create a microsoft account here:

  30. Hi, I am trying to create a new Skype account. When I suggest a user name it says that has already been taken. So I keep trying their suggestions, and every time I use theirs it still says it has been taken and the name is getting longer and longer. I have tried this about 10 times. Do you know of a way to fix this?

  31. @Laura
    Hi. Seems to me like a bug in the site. Could be caused by the browser too. Try using another browser.

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