Can I delete my Skype account?

Answered by Cody Janus

You can delete your Skype account. To do so, you will need to close your Microsoft account, as Skype is now integrated with Microsoft accounts. Closing your Microsoft account will also close your Skype account, along with any other services associated with that account.

To begin the process, go to the Microsoft account closure page. You may be prompted to sign in or verify your password. Make sure you are signed in to the Microsoft account you want to close and select Next.

On the closure page, you will see a list of information about what will happen when you close your account. It’s important to review this information carefully, as closing your account is permanent and cannot be undone. If you decide to proceed, select Next.

Next, you will be asked to provide a reason for closing your account. In the Select a reason drop-down list, choose the reason that best fits your situation. The options include things like “I’m getting too many emails,” “I’m concerned about privacy,” or “I’m closing my business.”

After selecting a reason, you may be asked to provide additional information or take specific actions based on the reason you selected. Follow the prompts and provide any necessary information.

Once you have completed the necessary steps, you will have the option to download any data you want to keep from your account. This includes things like your emails, contacts, and files. It’s a good idea to take advantage of this option if you have important data stored in your account.

After downloading your data, select Next to continue. You will be shown a summary of the actions you have taken and any remaining steps you need to complete. Review this information carefully to ensure you have not missed anything.

If everything looks correct, select Mark account for closure. You may be asked to verify your identity one final time before the account closure process is initiated.

It’s important to note that the closure process may take up to 60 days to complete. During this time, you will still have access to your account, but some services may be limited. Once the closure process is complete, your account, along with all associated data, will be permanently deleted.

Before closing your account, make sure to back up any important data and inform your contacts of your decision, especially if you have been using Skype for communication purposes. It’s also a good idea to update your contact information with any important accounts or services that may have your Microsoft account linked.

Deleting your Skype account involves closing your Microsoft account. By following the steps outlined on the Microsoft account closure page, you can initiate the closure process. Remember to review the information carefully, download any necessary data, and inform your contacts before proceeding with closing your account.