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How to link an existing Skype account with a Microsoft account on Xbox One

If you're an existing Skype customer, you may need to link your Skype account with your Microsoft account to use the Skype app on your Xbox One console.

Note If you have linked the wrong Skype account to your Microsoft account, see How do I unlink my Skype account from my Microsoft or Facebook account?

To use the Skype app on your Xbox One console, you need a Skype account. To link an existing Skype account with your Microsoft account, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox One console using your Microsoft account.
  2. From the Home screen, press the right trigger  , and then select My games & apps.
  3. Select the Skype app.
  4. Under Already using Skype, select Sign in.
  5. Select Use a different account.
  6. Enter your Skype name and password.
  7. Select Sign in.
  8. On the It's time to link screen, select Link account.
  9. Select OK.
  10. Add your Skype image. Select either Take a photo or Use my Xbox gamerpic.
  11. On the Stay connected screen, if you want notifications, select Allow Skype to send you notifications.
  12. Select OK.
  13. Select Get started.

Your Skype and Microsoft accounts are now linked.

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