Unlike most other Internet services mentioned on this site, Skype offers a program that is recommended to download if we use it on a computer.
In other words, although Skype can be used in a web browser (https://web.skype.com/), it is recommended to use this service as follows:
- Downloading the Skype program for computer
- Download Skype for Mobile app
The reason we recommend using Skype this way is that it is much faster and more secure. Also the computer program and mobile application will allow us to use more features than if we were using Skype by the web browser.
Therefore, we’ll show you step by step how to create a Skype account in the computer program and mobile application.
Create a Skype account using a computer
To start, to create a Skype account, you will first need to download the Skype program to your computer (see here).
Once the program is downloaded, we will simply search for it on our computer (in the “Applications” folder on our Mac computer or on the desktop or in the “Programs” folder on a Windows computer), and we will open the program by clicking on it.
1 | Once the program is open, Skype will ask us if we want to log in or create an account.
We should keep in mind that if we have a Hotmail email account, we can connect directly to Skype with our email data.
If you don’t have a Hotmail email account or if you prefer to create a different account to use Skype, click on “Create an account”
2| Now simply follow the steps below to create your account. Since Skype comes from the same owner (Microsoft) as the Hotmail email service, the procedure for creating a Skype account is the same as the procedure for creating a Hotmail account.
As we mentioned earlier, if we want, we can first create a Hotmail account and then simply log in to Skype.
Create a Skype account using your mobile or tablet
Once we have the Skype application installed on our mobile or tablet, we simply have to open it and Skype will detect that we have never connected to our account, so the option to connect or create an account will appear.
As we mentioned before, we can choose to connect and use our Hotmail | Outlook account access data (if we have one), or of course we can also create a new account following the steps indicated.