How do you set up Skype?


Quick Answer

To set up Skype, go to Skype's official website, fill out the user information such as username and password, download the software, follow the installation steps, and open the application. Use your username and password to sign in, make a test call and add contacts.

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Full Answer

  1. Visit Skype.com

    Navigate to Skype's homepage in your browser.

  2. Create an account

    Select Create an Account, and fill out the sign-up form with your information, including your name, email address, date of birth, gender, and your desired username and password. Read the terms of service and Skype's privacy statement, and hit Continue.

  3. Download and install the software

    Select the Skype download for Windows or Mac. Locate the installation file on your computer, and follow the steps to install the software.

  4. Open the Skype application

    Open the Skype application, and enter your username and password. Make a test call to test the audio and video software.

  5. Add contacts

    Click Add Contacts, and enter in the person's email address or Skype username you want to contact. Select the correct person from the list of suggestions, and then send the person a contact request. Once the person accepts your request, you can make voice and audio calls with your contact and send him messages.

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