How to run two Skype accounts at same time

Skype is a compulsory tool for Internet lovers. All of you know what is Skype and its use, so I’m not going on that side.  A lot of people have two or more accounts for various purposes. This lets you use one Skype account for business  calls and another account for personal communications. Usually, Skype doesn’t allow you to use two Skype accounts at the same time on one Computer. But what will you do, if you want to use two Skype accounts at the same instance. Yes there is a simple solution for this, you don’t have any technical knowledge. Let’s go!

How to use two Skype accounts at same time

Important→ You must have Skype 4.0 or later to use two accounts on the same computer. If you are using an older           version, download latest version.

  • Open Skype and sign in to your first account.
  • Click StartRun or Windows key + R.
  • Type the following command including quotes and press OK.

“C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

A second instance of Skype will open. If you installed Skype in a location other than the default location, replace “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone” with that location.

  • Enter the username and password for your second Skype account, then click “Sign In.” Your computer will now be running two Skype accounts at the same time.

If the above mentioned steps fails, here is another solution.

  • Go to Skype installed directory usually  C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\  and find Skype.exe.
  • Right click and Send toDesktop(Create Shortcut)
  • Locate the shortcut on desktop, then Right Click→ Select Properties .
  • In the target field add /secondary 
  • The modified target field look like this “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
  • Click OK.

Now you can Open any number of  instance of Skype by double clicking the new shortcut of Skype. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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4 Responses

  1. Sandeep Kumar says:

    Hey Vivek,

    First method didn’t helped me, but the 2nd solution is fine and worked. Thanx

  2. Gaurav says:

    Can I use this trick to open another instance of Gtalk and Yahoo messenger?

    • Vivek Nath.R says:

      No brother, As far as I know this trick is only applicable for Skype. If you want to run any instance of another running application use a software named Prayaya. Hope this helps for you. 🙂

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