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Since its introduction, Skype has turned out to be a popular communication service amongst many individuals as well as organizations. The service has even derived the word “skype” which is commonly used to refer to making video calls over the internet.

The service has even derived the word “skype” which is commonly used to refer to making video calls over the internet.

With over 300 million monthly active users worldwide, Skype offers free communication over the internet by sharing messages and multimedia files as well as making phone and video calls. The app can be downloaded over the internet and accessed from both mobile and PCs. To access and start using Skype, you need to have it installed and then create a Skype account that you will use to connect with other users on the app.

Downloading and Installing Skype

On your device browser, log onto the official Skype website – skype.com – and click on the “Download Skype” button. Select the desired device or rather platform that you want the app installed on. Save the setup application and then locate the file where it is saved. Open the saved Skype Setup file and then follow the instructions given in order to complete the installation of the application on your device.



Creating the Skype account

After the app has been successfully installed on your device, locate it and then launch Skype. Tap or click on “Create a new Skype account” to register. You will be required to input your full name (it is recommended that you type in your full official name for easier identification with other Skype users), and your Skype name (name of your preference, either a nickname or any interesting name of choice). The Skype name must have between six and thirty two space free characters.

Under the “Password” field input a password of choice for protecting your Skype account. You will also be required to repeat the same password which should contain between 6 to 20 characters. Below this, you will input your email address. Ensure that you type in the correct email address and that you have mastered your Skype password correctly. These two will be used when you want to access Skype’s services. After you have verified the details above, hit on “I Agree – Create account” button.

In instances where your preferred Skype name is already taken and being used with another person you will be prompted with other suggestions to select from or alternatively you can opt to input another different name of choice. After you are contented, hit on the “Create account” button that is located at the lower right corner of your display.

After all is done in perfection and accepted, the Skype welcome screen will display and you will be required to click on the “Get Started” button to begin utilizing the application’s services.  You actually do not need rocket science to use Skype. The app is very simple to use; once you have created your account and you are signed in, getting connected with friends, family and colleagues on Skype will be as easy as tapping a button. In case you need general help about Skype, tap on the “Help” section at the bottom of the page.

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