Have ever imagined about opening more than one Skype Accounts at the same time? Obviously Skype doesn’t allow you to do so. For this you always have to log-out from the current account and then log-in to another account. But now with the help of Web, Windows, Mac and Linux Skype applications you can access multiple Skype Accounts at the same time. This option may come in aid especially in situations where you have separate accounts, one for personal use and another for official use. Unfortunately this option of multiple signing is not available in Android, iPhone or iPad.
If you are using Skype in your computer, then you can open Skype Web App by web.skype.com. Now you can access another Skype account with the help of this. Finally you are allowed to use two distinct accounts in Skype with the help of this. This all became possible when web supported version of Skype became available. Another important feature of Web version is that it gives assists user to enjoy voice and video chats in Windows and Mac OS X.
You are allowed to have more than two accounts opened in Skype then you have to select Incognito of your browser or you have to go to Private Browsing Mode. Then you have to access Skype from there. By doing so, you can access one account of Skype from there in usual browsing mode, and another in personalized browsing mode. You are allowed to use multiple web browsers to get into multiple Skype Accounts on Skype for Web.
If you already opened a Skype Account in Windows and now you want to access the second account, then you have to follow the following steps. You can open the second Skype Application by clicking Windows Key+R. This will open Run Dialog and then paste the following command and then click Enter. The command may vary with the version of Windows that you are using.
Command for 64-bit Windows is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
Command for 32-bit Windows is:
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
You can open as many applications of Skype as you want by repeating the above process. After opening each window, you are allowed to sign into each by using unique username and password for each. You are also allowed to make a shortcut inorder to make the process easier. For this you have to open a File Explorer or Windows Explorer and then go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\ on 64-bit version or go to C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\ on 32-bit version. Then you have to click on the right button on your mouse after selecting Skype.exe. Then from the dialog box, you have to select Send to>>Desktop (create shortcut). Then you have to access Desktop and select the short-cut that you have created. Then you have to click on the Properties Tab from there. There in Target box, add/secondary to the last.
Mac OS doesn’t offer an inbuilt method to access multiple Skype Accounts as it does in Windows. Inorder to access various multiple accounts of Skype on Mac, you are requested to use copies of Skype with same user account and highlight each to a distinct data folder. All you have to do is to open a different Terminal and enter the following –
open -na /Applications/Skype.app –args -DataPath /Users/$(whoami)/Library/Application\ Support/Skype2
If you would like to log-in to third copy, then you have to type Skype3 instead of Skype2. Repeat this process if you want to open more Skype accounts.
Linux also offers you the opportunity to run multiple Skype Accounts at the same time. Inorder to open another account you have to initiate another terminal or click Alt+F2. Then you have to follow any one of the following commands:
skype – s
skype – secondary
If you would like to have more Skype Accounts to be opened, then you are advised to repeat any one of the above commands.
With the above steps and methods you can enjoy chatting over multiple accounts of Skype at the same time. The advantage of these is that there is no need to log-off from one account to log-in to the other account. In short you can enjoy signing-in to multiple accounts without closing down present chatting.