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Skype is, no doubt, one of the oldest yet the most popular VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) applications. Over the years, it has garnered millions of users from every continent on the map. It has set the roadmap to seamless voice and video conversations that allow people, either standing across the street or thousands of miles apart, to engage in lifelike conversations, all with a click.
Regardless of the popularity or ease of use of the application, there might come a time when you either don’t need a VoIP service anymore or want to switch to a more feature-rich application.
No matter the reason, you can’t just delete skype account by clicking a magic button titled, “delete my account.” In fact, if you don’t know about the Skype account deletion process before erasing it for good, you might end up losing access to your Outlook or Xbox Live account.
Don’t scratch your head… Just read on and find out how you can delete Skype account without losing access to other accounts, and what security measures you can take if you are deleting it because of privacy concerns.
As said earlier, Skype doesn’t have a quick delete button and, don’t worry, it is not unusual. These days, almost every service provider is replacing the “delete” or “remove” buttons with a brief form or a list of checkboxes so users don’t accidentally erase their accounts. Moreover, services now take a few weeks or more to process the users’ account deletion request in the hope that within the processing period the user might have a change of mind.
Regardless, Skype has the same procedure, where a user need to tick some boxes agreeing that they are removing their account on their own consent. The VoIP provider then asks for a 30 or 60 days period to process the request and, finally, delete the account.
However, before you go erasing your account and profile, it is imperative that you unlink the email id that you have been using for Skype. If you forget or ignore to that, you would regret losing access to all the other services that are linked to the same, Skype email id.
So, before presenting you the deletion guide, let’s first take a look at how you can unlink the account.
Note: if the Skype name says either live: “your email address” or outlook: “your email address,” unlinking would result in loss of Skype contacts that you might have on other Microsoft properties.
Follow the steps below to delete your Skype account from desktop:
Once a request for deletion is submitted, Skype would take some time to process the request and then delete the account, along with all the contacts and other Skype data.
Note: Make sure that you take care of your Skype credits and other balances before removing the account.
The account deletion process on mobile devices is pretty much the same. Let’s take a look:
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