Outlook.com customers can now talk to friends and family with Skype messaging. Skype is available through Outlook.com in limited markets as the service is rolled out in the coming months. When you merge your Microsoft and Skype accounts, you automatically have access to Skype with Outlook.
Here are some tips:
- Start by opening the Skype website (www.skype.com) and click the “Sign in’” link at the top of the page and then click the “Microsoft Account” link located in the “Sign In” tab.
- Sign in to your Microsoft Account. From then you will be given two (2) options to choose from. Click on the “I have a Skype account” if you already have a Skype account and you would like to associate your Micrsoft account to it, and click I’m new to Skype if you are not an existing Skype user or account owner.
- If you have an existing Skype account you will be prompted to another page where you will be asked to “Merge your account”. To start the merge process of your Microsoft account and Skype account just click on “Merge accounts”.
- After setting up the merge process via the Skype website all you have to do is to go to Outlook.com and sign into your Microsoft account. You may notice that there is a Messaging panel/icon present on the upper right hand side of the page, but if that icon is missing you can go and click the speech bubble button to the extreme right of the toolbar.
- To start conversation with your Skype contacts, just click on the Messaging panel/icon.
Note: Just what you see in the right hand messaging panel will depend on what you have been using your Microsoft account for so far, you may have already linked it to some other services.
Now, using Skype is made easier. No Skype App? No Problem! With a working internet service you will be able to access Skype through Outlook.com. You can still record Skype calls and record Skype video as easy as 1, 2, and 3. Just use Supertintin!