How to Unlink Skype & Microsoft or Facebook Account, Mind the Limit

If you have always wondered if there was any option to remove the linked Microsoft Account with your Skype Account, then there wasn’t any actually. Good news is that According to Live Side, Skype has rolled in this unlinking option the profile. This allows you to remove the associated MS account from Skype. However, to warn you, there is a limit to number of time you can link and unlink. be Careful.

Unlink MS Skype Account

 

For Old accounts, if you have it linked, this is what happens :

By unlinking this Microsoft account, any Messenger contacts from your merged accounts will not appear in your Skype contacts list.

In addition, you won’t be able to sign in with your Microsoft account unless you re-merge your accounts. Because your Skype and Microsoft accounts are deeply integrated, there’s a limit to the number of times you can unlink.

New Accounts :

Now this works out fine if you have a old Skype account i.e. One that was purely created using Skype Signup Page instead of Facebook or Microsoft Account Page.  However if you signed up using Facebook or Microsoft Account there is a bit of problem.  It will be as good as closing the account. There is no option as of now which allows you to unlink and still keep your Skype account.

In case you choose to unlink account which was created using Facebook and Skype, below are the things you will loose:

  1. You will lose all the Skype products you purchased for that account.
  2. Skype Credit and Subscription.

This will have a bigger impact on Windows Phone which checks with your Microsoft Account and automatically signs in to Skype using that. If you unlink, it might just stop working.

via LiveSide

 


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2 comments

  1. i unlink from here as well, but it gets linked again automatically. i am using skype on windows 8

  2. That artificially imposed limit on the number of times you can unlink your accounts is nonsensical and arbitrary. Pretty much like the rest of Skype.

    Meh, I’d rather just contact support and have them close my account altogether. After the closure of a working WLM in favour of a completely broken (but “more hip!”) Skype, there’s no reason for me to stick around. What good is an IM solution that is so unrealiable, glitchy, buggy, and feature-free?

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