How to Access Multiple Skype Accounts Simultaneously

Skype has been significantly popular during last few years. You can do text chats as well as the voice chats & video chats through this software. This app lets you chat from almost all devices like desktop, laptop, mobile phones and tablets. You can also attend business meetings, interviews or connect with friends and family by using your Skype account.
Using Multiple Skype Accounts
We see that some people use more than one Skype account. They use one account for their professional communication needs and the other account is used to connect with their friends and family. But it is difficult to access two or more Skype accounts at the same time. Not every person faces this problem, but I am sure 80% of people don’t know how to run multiple Skype instances simultaneously.
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There are some Software like Multi Skype Launcher, Seaside Multi Skype Launcher and others that can help you access different Skype accounts at the same time. But, as I don’t want to keep unnecessary software in my computer, I have followed some simple steps to get into my two Skype accounts at the same time.

How to Open Multiple Skype Instances in Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 user, first you need to check your system type, whether it is 32-bit operating system or 64-bit operating system.
How can you check this?
Right-click on My Computer icon > Click on Properties. You can find the system type under the system. Once you find out the version of your operating system, you can follow the suitable command for your OS. The remaining process will be same for these two types of system except the command itself.
Open the run command box by using the Win + R key combination (alternatively, you can type “run” at the Start menu search box and click on the result from the start menu).
Now, execute the following command from the Run command box. Make sure that you’ve chosen the proper command according to your OS version.
Command for 32-bit Operating System : "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\skype.exe"/Secondary
Run multiple instances of Skype in 32-bit Operating System
Command for 32-bit Operating System : "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\skype.exe"/secondary

Access Multiple Skype Accounts Simultaneously in 64-bit Operating System
I have installed Skype in C drive, but if you’ve installed it on another drive then replace “C” with the drive where you have installed Skype.
A new Skype window will appear in front of you. So, now you can get two Skype Windows and you can easily access both accounts simultaneously.
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By following this process, you can run multiple Skype accounts from your laptop or desktop with windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system.
Therefore, no need to store unnecessary software to Access Multiple Skype Accounts. Just follow the above procedure and you’re on!!
Verdict
Voice Over Internet Protocol or simply VoIP is a popular term on the internet. You can make voice calls, video calls over the internet through this technology. Even, you can see the persons who are far from you while chatting. As the VoIP works online, it can help to reduce the amount of your phone bills. And Skype which does not need any introduction is in the top position among the popular VoIP apps.
Here, I have shown you the process where no extra software is needed. As I am a Windows 7 user, I’ve applied this process in Windows 7. If you’re a Windows 8 or Windows 10 user, you can follow the similar command; just make sure to use proper ‘Program Files’ directory . The Linux and Mac users should wait until we write another article for Linux and Mac. Also check out How Skype New Translation Feature Works.
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2 COMMENTS

    • It doesn’t work for Windows 7 64-bit. I get the message “The name “C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe”/secondary is not valid”

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