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How to delete your Skype account

You have to chat with a Skype representative to get the account deleted. You can’t access the chat support unless you are signed into the account (thus no direct link).
URLS:
http://www.skype.com

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  1. AnonymousCoward

    I chatted with Skype support and asked them to delete my account. After verifying some information, they closed my account. I got a confirmation email from Skype saying that my account’s email address was changed to delete@skype.net So maybe that’s all it takes to delete a Skype account: set the email address to that value and wait for 2 weeks!

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    1. Account Killer

      We’ll look into this. Thanks šŸ˜‰

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      1. Rishi

        Did you check?

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    2. Nathan Alden

      I’m a software developer, so trust me when I say there is absolute no technical reason why Microsoft can’t delete Skype accounts permanently. The issue is one of data mining. They want your data and they want it forever. It’s that simple. They can change the current account information to anything they want but they still have complete historical records of everything you’ve done on Skype.

      Welcome to the age of SaaS.

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    3. Account Deleted

      I don’t know about the “delete@skype.net” address and wait but… I chatted with Skype support and after verifying some info, they also closed my account (well that’s what they told me – clearly stated).

      As Nathan Alden said, they’ll keep some traces somewhere for sure. We shouldn’t be naive on that subject.

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  2. Steve D

    I was able to delete my Skype account today, but it was painful. The tech support person wanted a bunch of information that is not available in my account on their web site. I had already uninstalled Skype from my computer, and they refused to delete the account until I answered the following questions:

    1. What country did I use when I created the account?
    2. When did I create the account?
    3. What email address did I use when I created the account?
    4. List 3 Skype user names from my Skype contact list.

    They told me this was to verify my identity and protect my personal details.

    I had to reinstall Skype in order to get enough information to delete my account. In order to chat with tech support, I was already logged in using the same credentials that I used to reinstall Skype, so I’m not sure what personal details they were protecting. I suppose many people just give up and don’t delete their account, which is probably what Microsoft wants.

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  3. pinpin

    how i can chat with skype support?

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  4. elizabeth sanchez

    HOW CAN I DELET AN ACCOUNT I CREATED AND PUT THE CREDIT BACK INTO MY EXSITED ACCOUNT?

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  5. anonymous

    If your Skype account gets deleted, Will they eventually recycle your username like Yahoo and Hotmail does?

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  6. Taras

    Hello together,

    Please take a look here – http://deleteskype.com They helped me to delete my skype account and wipe-off my chat history everywhere.

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  7. imran

    hi.can any one tell that skype also keeping the content of our video call or only metadata?

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  8. Anon

    I had Skype delete my account only later to find out from friends that the account was not online still online, but changing online status and even at one point, refriended someone that deleted the account. What’s freakier is despite all my chats with Skype (in which they claimed they had no clue what was going on but it’d be passed along), my account could still be found in the directory and if you friend requested it … it automatically accepted.
    Maybe this was a one time glitch, but it’s something that gave me long term trouble. Make sure your account is actually deleted. 5 months later and they’ve yet to fix the problem.

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  9. Anon

    I had Skype delete my account only later to find out from friends that the account was not only still online, but changing online status and even at one point, refriended someone that deleted the account. What’s freakier is despite all my chats with Skype (in which they claimed they had no clue what was going on but it’d be passed along), my account could still be found in the directory and if you friend requested it … it automatically accepted.
    Maybe this was a one time glitch, but it’s something that gave me long term trouble. Make sure your account is actually deleted. 5 months later and they’ve yet to fix the problem.

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  10. kristinutza

    delete

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  11. kristinutza

    I do not like and I would like to delete my shawl

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  12. kristinutza

    I do not like and I would like to delete my shawl,

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  13. kristinutza

    I do not like and I would like to delete my shawl skype

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  14. awa

    I’m a software developer, so trust me when I say there is absolute no technical reason why Microsoft can’t delete Skype accounts permanently. The issue is one of data mining. They want your data and they want it forever. It’s that simple. They can change the current account information to anything they want but they still have complete historical records of everything you’ve done on Skype.

    Welcome to the age of SaaS

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  15. Pablez Casillas
  16. W B

    https://support.skype.com/e

    You have to sign up for a Microsoft ID, but then it will direct you to an account closure page.

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  17. Taha Benashur

    Just found this! you can delete your skype form here: https://support.skype.com/e

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  18. Adam Lee

    Skype account now is also a Microsoft account, so it’s able to be deleted permanently, https://support.skype.com/e

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  19. ZHODY

    Apparently i cant unlink it anymore, so whatever then

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  20. Purcaru Marius

    HI

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  21. Purcaru Marius

    Can I delete my skipe account?

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