How To Run Two Skype Accounts At The Same Time

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Skype is very popular among users all around the globe. Some extremely useful features of Skype are hidden from the user. Sometimes, you may need to use a combination of two of Skype accounts on the same machine. Creating individual Skype accounts is a good practice. For example, one you want to use for work, and the other – to communicate with friends and family members. In this case, you will need to create an additional shortcut, with which you can run a second Skype account. This guide will show you how to run two Skype accounts simultaneously.

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How To Run Two Skype Accounts Simultaneously

If you want to know how to run two Skype account on the same computer, follow these instructions:

Click on “Start” button and click on “File Explorer”.

Then, navigate to the folder where Skype is installed, usually, it is on “C” drive in the folder “Program Files”.

The Skype program folder has a “Phone” folder and in it Skype.exe file. Click on the file with the right mouse button and select “Create Shortcut” from the item context menu.

Then you will see the warning that you must create the shortcut on the desktop. If you already have a desktop shortcut, choose a different name.

Then you need to do the main thing – to add a part of the text that actually allows you to run a second Skype client along with the first. Right-click on the created shortcut and then click on “Properties”.

In the window that opens, click on “Shortcut” tab.

In the Target field, at the end of the line, add the following value: “/secondary”.

Click on “Apply” and “OK”.

After that, when you click on the new shortcut, it will open another Skype window with which you can log in to another account and in that way use two Skype clients simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Add a space before the / in ” /secondary”, if it doesn’t work first time. I think it’s a 64bit thing.

    Then change the shortcut name on desktop so you don’t forget it’s the second Skype.

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