Create a Skype® Account
Do you want to create an account on Skype? Learn further the distinct features of this software application.
Skype is a software program that allows the users to make voice calls over the Internet. Apart from that, Skype is also equipped with Instant Messaging (IM), File Transfer, and Video Conferencing. It was introduced in the year 2003. Making voice calls between Skype users is a free service whereas making calls to other landline and mobile phones require some registration fee. Different versions of Skype have come up from time to time as the needs and requirements of the users have increased. Skype comes with better features and easy to use options that allow the users to manage it efficiently. Though services like IMS, Messages, etc. are free, the users need to register themselves with an account in order to be able to use Skype. Creating an account is simple and it takes just a few steps to do so.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to know more about Skype and also provide the methods to create a Skype account:
- Features of Skype
- Creating a Skype Account
- Usability options of Skype
Features of Skype
Skype comes with better and advanced features. Some important features of Skype include Video calling, call to other phones, IM, and a Skype Manager to efficiently use the entire program. The Video Calling feature is the main highlight among the features of Skype. It offers transmission of video communication with HD quality. The IM feature of Skype allows group chatting that puts multiple contacts in a single conversation. The Skype Manager is a management tool as well as a web application. It can be used for the entire management of your businesses and includes usability options like adding contacts.
Creating a Skype Account
A Skype account can be created either from the Skype website or from the Skype software program. To create from the website, open a web browser and enter the website URL of Skype. Click the ‘Sign in’ link which will take you to a new webpage. Click the ‘Create an account’ tab and enter all of the required information. Some fields are mandatory and so you can’t create an account unless these fields are filled. After entering all the details, click on the button 'I agree – continue'. Your new Skype account can thus be created. To create the account using the Skype software, launch it from your system. If this is the first run of the Skype program, then you will be automatically redirected to the 'Create Account' window or else click on the link/label 'Don’t have a Skype Name?'. Then the 'Create Account' window will appear. Provide the necessary details and click ‘Next’. The Skype account can now be created.
Skype comes with a variety of usability options. The main selling point of Skype is its compatibility with different devices. Skype is available in computers, mobile phones as well as TVs. So one can access Skype from any of these devices provided the appropriate program is installed with it. To access Skype from a computer, click on ‘Start’ and select ‘All Programs’. Point the mouse over ‘Skype’ and then click on ‘Skype.exe’ which is displayed in the right panel. Alternatively, if Skype is already running, you can restore it from the system tray. Just double-click on the Skype icon displayed on the bottom-right portions of your screen.
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