Forgot your Skype username or password? You’ve come to the right place, I’ll walk you through how to recover your lost Skype login information so that you can get back on Skype fast.
Skype allows you to video chat with anyone around the world that has the Skype app on their iPhone, iPad, Android device, PC or Mac computers. Thankfully Skype works on Windows and OS X Mac devices as well as tablets and smartphones so you can connect with practically anyone on any device.
Forgot Skype Username
If you forgot your Skype username, it’s easy to recover what it was and there are a few steps that will allow you to figure out and recover the original username.
First and easiest way to recover a lost Skype username is to ask someone who you know has you as their contact on Skype. They can simply look up your username in their Skype contacts list. Right click on your name and see your Skype username by viewing your personal profile.
If that’s not an option you can go to this Skype page, which will ask you for the email address that you registered with Skype when you initially signed up. Enter your email and click “send email” which will send you a Skype Name Token.
That will give you a temporary code link that you can enter in following the link in the email. That will allow you to recover your Skype name.
Forgot Skype Password
Forgot your Skype password and don’t know how to recover and change it? First, head over to the Skype recover page, which also will ask you for the email address you used to sign up for Skype with. Enter your email address and hit send email.
From there, check your inbox, if you don’t see an email from Skype within a few minutes check your spam folder. Click on the link provided in the email and copy and paste the recovery code that was emailed to you.
That will allow you to access the page where you can reset and change your password. Choose a new password that you will be able to remember and/or write down your Skype password in a safe place in case you forgot your Skype password in the future.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten my Skype username and password. It’s not because I’m forgetful or anything. In fact, I am like an elephant – I never forget things. The issue with me is that I just rarely use Skype anymore. I downloaded it a long time ago because I was out of the country on study abroad and I needed to keep in contact (for free) with my family and friends in the USA. After I got back here, and I got my phone working again, I didn’t need Skype as much. Also, there are some really awesome photo and video sharing apps out there now that serve more appealing and useful purposes. However, Skype is still fantastic and useful as well. Maybe if I use it more, I will start remembering my login information. Got any tips to help me out? How do you use Skype?
Any other tips or suggestions if you forgot your Skype username or password? If so, leave a comment below.