Log In and Out of Skype

Log In and Out of Skype

How to Log In and Out of Skype

Logging In and Out of Skype is a safe idea especially if you are sharing a computer with others. In this video tutorial you’ll see just how easy it is to log in and out of your Skype account

Written Tutorial

To Log in to Skype you would locate the Skype icon located on your taskbar at the bottom of your computer

Choose Skype Name

Then you’ll get a screen that you will be prompted to use the Skype username you chose when you created your account and the password you wrote down.

Click Sign in and your all signed in to Skype

To Sign Out of Skype simply click on the Skype link located at the top left of your account and then choose Sign Out.

Create a New Skype Account

Create a New Skype Account

Create a New Skype Account

Creating a New Skype Account is super easy and fast. You’ll need an email account you still have access to and some of your basic information like birthday and gender.

After we set up your account I’ll walk you through how to sign back in and out of Skype so be sure to watch the entire tutorial.

Written Tutorial

After you have downloaded Skype it will prompt you to log in or create an Account. Let’s click on Create an Account and get you set up.

Now, if you already have a Microsoft account you may use it here or you can login to Skype using your Facebook. I like to create my own account and not link up my Facebook to any other sites or programs.

Fill in your first and last name along with your email address and then repeat your email address.

Next is your profile information. Keep in mind that anyone that is on Skype, whether they are your contacts or not can see this information so only fill in the parts you are ok with others seeing. For now, I’ll just fill in the Gender, Country, and Language.

Fill in your phone number. Now your phone number can only be seen by your contacts on Skype and these contacts are those you choose to connect with.

Let Skype know how you intend to use it, whether mostly personal or business.

Choose your skype name. This can be your real name or a nickname you go by or something creative you’ve come up with. This is your unique user name and will be what you use to log in to Skype. Now if you have a user name that is already taken you’ll notice that Skype will suggest other user names you can use.

Finally, choose a strong password that you will remember between 6-20 characters then type it in again right here. After you have entered this password write it down somewhere and keep it in a safe spot.

Choose whether or not you want Skype to send you updates on products, features or special offers by text messages or email, then type in the text you see in the picture and hit I agree – Continue button.

Download and Install Skype to Desktop

Download and Install Skype to Desktop

Download and Install Skype to Desktop Computer

I want you to think of Downloading and installing a program like you would replacing an appliance in your home. You go to the store, find what you want and have it delivered to your house. You now have that appliance but it’s not ready to use until you install it right?

That’s how downloading and installing work.

Written Tutorial

Skype is a communication tool that allows you to connect with the people you want to and need to connect with. 

You can use this free platform to connect with family and friends around the world, host meetings for your business, train and teach others in the comfort of your own home and lots more. 

You find a program you want to use, whether it be free or you have to pay for it and you download it on your computer THEN you install it so you can start using the program.

So now let’s jump in and I’ll walk you through downloading Skype and then installing it so you can start using it.

How to download Skype for Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1) on your Desktop

  1. Head over to http://skype.com
  2. Click on Downloads button (located at the top of the website)

    Download Skype to Computer

  3. Select Get Skype for Windows Desktop

    Get Skype for Windows Desktop

  4. Choose Yes, allow the following program to make changes to this computer

    User Account Control

  5. Save file to the folder you want to save it to (Remember where you saved it for future use)
  6. Double click the SkypeSetup.exe file located at the bottom left of your screen

    Skype Setup

  7. Select your Language – If you want Skype to start automatically keep the check mark beside Run Skype when the computer starts.Choose where Skype should be installed Make sure Create desktop icon is checked

    Personal Information

  8. Mark Install Skype Click to Call and hit Continue

    Settings

What is Skype

What is Skype

What is Skype

Skype gives you the opportunity to see your loved ones or friends from around the world in real time through your computer, tablet or phone. With screen sharing, file sharing, and group video, Skype is also a great tool for your Business.

All the things you can do with Skype

Skype is a communication tool that allows you to connect with the people you want to and need to connect with. 

You can use this free platform to connect with family and friends around the world, host meetings for your business, train and teach others in the comfort of your own home and lots more. 

Just Getting Started on Skype?

How to delete messages on Skype for Desktop

How to delete messages on Skype for Desktop

How to edit or delete messages from Skype

60 Minutes! That’s all you have in order to edit or delete a message you have sent on Skype. Dad and I both wondered how you could delete messages on Skype and after a little digging we figured it out. Not only did we figure it out but we also learned something else in the process.

This method is different than deleting a whole conversation and only works with messages you have sent to a recipient within the last 60 minutes!

Watch the Napoleons Idiot Episode below:

Written Tutorial on How to Edit or Delete Messages on Skype

1. Mouse over the message you sent that you want to edit or delete

2. To Edit Message choose Edit Message then click in the message box and change what you want to change

3. To Delete a message choose Remove Message and then click Remove (Keep in mind that the person you sent the message to will see that your message was removed)

Edit or Delete Message on Skype

 

Delete History of Messages from Skype

CAUTION: When you delete your history it will delete ALL traces of previous conversations including instant Messages, SMS, calls, voice messages and file transfers. This is every one of your conversations you’ve ever had within the time period you’ve chosen.

1. Click Tools > Options

2. Choose IM & SMS > IM Settings

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3. Choose how long you want to keep your History for and then click Clear History.

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There you have it! Do you know of another way you can delete your messages on Skype? Especially be able to delete a message and not have it show that you deleted it? If so, leave them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to update this post so we keep everyone informed.

Y’all Be Blessed,

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