Skype is a very popular and widely used application for video calling and even chatting to any person who are living in the four corners of the world. In fact, this is considered to be the number one means of communication nowadays, as far as online communication is concerned. Without a doubt, this is a very successful application so far. But the big question is, is it possible to open two or more Skype accounts at once?
Well, the truth is, Skype app itself does not support multiple Skype accounts access at once. If you want to open another account, you have to log out and log in again with a different account detail. Even so, this does not mean that you can never access multiple Skype accounts in one single moment. Whatever your purpose of opening multiple accounts, you can certainly do such thing with the help of the web, Linux, Mac, and Windows Skype applications.
Making Skype application available on the web is certainly an advantage of many people all over the globe. Let us say that you are already using Skype in your computer at the moment. What you need to do now is go to web.skype.com and sign in with a secondary account to the Skype web application. In this way, you can make use of two different Skype accounts simultaneously. If you still need to open more accounts, then you can take advantage of the private browsing mode. This can be done through open an incognito window on your current browser. On that mode, you can sign in another Skype account. In case these numbers are not yet enough, then it is the perfect time for you to utilize different browser profiles and web browsers. With that being said, there is no way you cannot open as many Skype accounts as you need.
In case your computer is being powered by Windows operating system, then here is what you need to do in order to make access on a second Skype application that you can use for another Skype account access. You need to press the Windows Key + R (which is short for “Run”). After that, Run dialog will appear where you need to paste this command, “C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary”. Lastly, you need to press “Enter”, and then the secondary Skype application will appear on your computer screen. Nonetheless, such command is only applicable for those computers that are using Windows in a 64-bit version. For a 32-bit version, this is the command that should be pasted, “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary”. For more Skype account requirements, just keep on repeating the process.
Skype is a pre-built application in all Windows-operated computers. Nevertheless, this is not the case with Mac OS X. For you take advantage of Skype with your Mac, making use of the “sudo” command in running Skype as administrator would make everything possible. But the thing is, this is a bit harmful to your computer. In case you want to run more Skype programs with the same account user, there is one better option for all those Mac users out there. What is needed to be done is launch a Terminal. After that, this command should be run, -na /Applications/Skype.app –args -DataPath /Users/$(whoami)/Library/Application\ Support/Skype2. For more programs, simply substitute “Skype3” to the placement of “Skype2” in the said command, and so on and so forth.
Needless to say, Linux also has its own version of accessing multiple programs or accounts for Skype app. Launching a terminal is the only thing needed. However, you can go for a simple way that is pressing Alt + F2, and this will direct you to the “Run” dialog of your Linux computer. You can then paste either of these commands, “skype –s” or “skype –secondary”. If you need more accounts or programs, you have to re-run the commands. That is all, and you’re good to go.