How To Login To Skype Using A Microsoft Account

As we all know Microsoft has mashed up Microsoft Accounts with Skype, which means that you can now login to Skype using your Microsoft account and even merge your Microsoft and Skype I.D.s. If you are confused as to how you can login to Skype by Using a Microsoft account, then see the simple guide given below.

Login to Skype Using Windows Live Account

Step 1: As you can see from the image given below, all you have to do is to select the Microsoft Account option after launching Skype to login with your Hotmail, Windows Live or I.D.

Sign in Using Microsoft Account

Step 2: In the next step you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account credentials to proceed further.

Enter Microsoft Account

Step 3: If you already have a Skype account you can login with it using the I have a Skype account option or select the I’M New to Skype option.

Login with Skype

Step 4: After you have selected a Skype account or chosen the alternative option, you can proceed with logging in. In case you wish to use a Skype account you will be provided with an option to merge your Microsoft Account with Skype (as shown in the image below). Click Continue to merge both accounts. This will merge contacts from your Windows Live Messenger and add them to your selected Skype account.

Merge Accounts

That’s all you need to do to merge your Skype and Microsoft accounts or to login with a Microsoft I.D. to use Skype. As you can see from the below screenshot, both accounts have been merged and the people added to each account can now be managed using Skype. As many users might be aware, you can also connect your Facebook account to Skype by logging in your Facebook I.D. This option has been available for quite a while and all you have to do is to connect, login and authorize your Facebook profile to use it with Skype.

Login to Skype Using Hotmail

You can also see a video demonstration of the above mentioned process from the video given below. How To Login To Skype Using A Microsoft Account