Sunday, August 23, 2015

How to Open/Run Two or More Skype Accounts on Windows/Mac OS X/Linux

You can see a Skype on every computer because people are using Skype to talk to friends who live in long distance or to kill a time even for work.
What if you have more than one Skype account, maybe one for the family the next one for friends and another account for work. Skype doesn't have a feature to sign into multiple accounts in one time. But what if you need to open all your account you are waiting for the call.
In this post, I will show you how to open multiple Skype accounts on Windows, Mac and on Linux.

For Windows users

1) The first thing you need to do is go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype directory if you have a 64-bit operating system installed and go to C:\Program Files\Skype directory if you have a 32-bit operating system installed.
2) Now open up the "Phone" folder.
3) There you can see a Skype application, right click on it and from context menu go to Send To -> Desktop(create shortcut).
4) Now from Desktop right click on new Skype shortcut and select "Properties".
5) Now change the value of "Target" line. Add /secondary at the end of the line and hit "OK" button.
6) Now every time you want to open up a new Skype account on your computer just double-click on that shortcut file.

For Mac OS X users

1) Open up the terminal on OS X.
2) Now execute next command:
sudo /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/S­kype
3) It will ask for computer user's password, type in the password and hit enter.
4) After a few seconds, it will open up a new Skype window. Simply log in to your second Skype account.
You can close the terminal now, but if you get some problems and it's closing the second Skype windows after that then simply keep the terminal open.

For Linux users

1) Open up the Terminal on your Linux machine.
2) Simply execute the next command:
skype --secondary
3) It will open a new Skype windows, log in to your second Skype account.
You can close the terminal now, but if you get some problems and it's closing the second Skype windows after that then simply keep the terminal open.

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