How to delete Skype account permanently: Skype is software via which you can easily exchange your words with your dear ones living far away. Skype allows you to make video or voice calls free of cost. It is the best wireless communication software used all over the world. It is easy to download and install. Skype app is best used for long distance communication.
To use Skype, both, the caller and the receiver must have Skype installed on their PCs. Once you have installed the Skype on your device, you can contact with your friends by using headsets, plugs or speakers. Skype works with all computers and laptops. Not only this, the Internet connection and registration after installations are some of the other pre-requirements for exchanging calls on Skype.
Skype is easy to use. Registration is relatively easy.
Just a few steps are needed to create skype account. These steps are highlighted below
Step 1: if you are not having Skype account hen now your are planning for creating new Skype account then first of all download the Skype software from the internet that best suits your device. After downloading, install it.
You can download this software or app by help of below link.
Just remember that person or group you want to chat with should also have the Skype app installed on their device.
Now you can create directly by the help of software or app or also can create by help of websites here; I am using website that’s why defining a process by help of websites. If you have PC, then visit on http://www.skype.com/ website. Go to top right side corner then click on Join US link.
Step2: After installation, you have to create an account on Skype app. If you are already registered on Skype, then you can simply log in into your account. But if you are a new user then you have to create an account. Just click on Create an account option and fill all the fields mentioned in the registration form including name and password.
you can create new account by the help of Gmail or outlook email, if you have account then go on next step.
If not and want to know how to create new Gmail account step by step then check out this guide.
Step3: Once you create your account, log in using your name and password. Start adding contacts you want to communicate with via Skype by clicking on Add Contacts option.
Addition process is quite simple. Just send a friend request to the user you want to chat with and then wait for his / her approval. Once he/ she accepts your friend request, you can make voice or video calls, send messages free of cost.
Although it’s simple to create Skype account. Now the question arises- How to delete Skype account permanently, and it is here where you will face the major problem. It is not easy to delete Skype account permanently. Although all the instructions required for deleting your account are mentioned on Skype’s official website, even this is not enough for solving your problem completely.
The only option left with you in such case is to contact Skype customer support for help
Two possible methods via which you can delete your account from Skype are
1. Requesting the delete skype account permanently by Support Center.
Visit the Skype customer support center web page direct support link is http://www.skype.com/go/contactcs. You will enter the customer support website by logging in with your Skype username and password. In case you forget your password then you can recover your password by clicking on “Forgotten your password?” link visible on the sign in page below the password field.
After logging into the support website, you will be asked about your problem.
You will find many categories of help and support. Select the option from the Dropdown menu displayed by clicking on help topic. You have to select the category that best suits your problem. E.g., in this case, you will find options for account deletion problem. These options are:-
Account and Password → deleting an account
Press ‘Next‘ and apply same instruction next process which is define bellow.
Security & Privacy → Identity theft / Account takeover
Security & Privacy → Report fraudulent activity
a. After clicking on one of these links, you will come across FAQ page. Skip this link and click next.
b. Click on the text chat support link. By clicking on this link, you will find a new window where you can chat with customer support worker briefing him about your problem. Ask the worker to delete Skype account permanently. If the support worker is available at the same time, then your problem might be resolved within few minutes. In case he is unavailable at your time then you have to wait until he makes himself available. This whole process of account deletion will take almost two weeks for completion.
The major problem you can face during this process is the unavailability of chat worker. In such case, you can contact him by mailing to Skype support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here you can brief him about your problem.
2. A method for delete Skype account permanently by removal of your personal information from the directory.
This method will not delete Skype account permanently but will save your account from being traced.
By removing your personal information no one could steal your identity.
Due to lack of your personal details no one could reach you on Skype. They will fail to search and find you by your name or nickname.
This method also requires just a few steps for completion.
1). Personal data can be deleted by removing all of your’s personal information that you provided at the time of profile generation.
This information includes your name, gender, date of birth, city, country and phone no. Delete your mood message and change your avatar.
2). Now the question arises that where will you find all of your personal information. So, in that case, sign in into your account. In the menu bar, just click on your Username. By clicking on your Username, your profile page will appear on the left. Click on manage icon and your browser will redirect you to personal information page- http://secure.skype.com/portal/profile. From here you can edit your personal data.
Different operating systems like Windows, Linux, and Mac, all have different settings for editing profile.
3). In the case of the avatar, you can’t remove it but you can change it.
Sign into your account. In the menu bar, hit on Skype then profile and then on the avatar (Skype> Profile >avatar). After clicking on the avatar, you can change your image.
4). Remove all of your information from Skype directory.
In this method, not all of your information will be deleted. Your Skype name will remain, and people can contact you via your Skype name. Similarly, you can change your date of birth. Enter the fake information about yourself.
You can also leave the message that you are deleting your account to make your friends aware about your decision.
You can also remove your account manually from Skype directory.
After closing Skype click on start button of your PC and in run section type %appdata%\Skype.
This will open Skype directory. In this directory search the folder with the name that matches your account’s name. Delete that folder and username from Skype directory.
This procedure will remove Skype account from Skype directory.
Problems faced during removal of Skype account permanently:-
Sometimes, the chat window does not appear when you click on text chat support.
In that case, make sure that your browser allows the display of pop-up windows.
If not then go to your browser settings and enable the display of pop-ups on all sites.
Even after this if chat window does not appear then you have to contact support system by sending email on their email address. It will take 24 hours for them to respond back.
Skype is instant messenger where you can make video calls, phone calls, and send video or audio files to your dear ones living far away from you. It is free of cost, and you don’t need to rely on landlines for making voice calls. Calls are exchanged over the internet. It is best used for business meetings or when you want to make international calls.
It is easy to use, free of cost and allows you to contact more than 25 people at once. In order to use it, you just require the Internet connection and Skype account. Both the users should have Skype for exchanging calls. Skype app can be downloaded from the internet. You need to register on Skype before making any call.
Registration is a simple procedure and is completed in just few steps. After registration, you can log in to your account and start making calls to your friends and relatives.
On the one hand, creating an account on Skype is simple, whereas, on the other hand, deletion of Skype account is difficult. Manually it’s difficult to delete Skype account permanently. In that case, only Skype customer support can assist you in the removal of your account. By logging in to the customer support website, you can ask the support worker to delete Skype account permanently. In case if you are unable to reach customer support chat worker then you can contact them by email. This whole procedure will take almost two weeks for completion. You can also delete your account permanently by removing your account folder from Skype directory.
You can also remove your personal information from your Skype profile. Windows, Linux, and Mac all have different settings on Skype for editing your profile. By doing so, you can preserve your identity from being tracked or stolen. However, some information will not be deleted but can be changed. You can change your avatar and date of birth. Your Skype name remains. It can’t be deleted