September 11, 2023How to delete your account from SkypeIn this article we provide comprehensive, step-by-step instructions on how to delete your Skype account.

How to delete your account from Skype

General Prerequisites

  • Ensure you are logged into your Skype account.
  • Make sure you have access to the email address associated with your Skype account.
  • Backup any important data or contacts, as account deletion is permanent.

Helpful or Basic Information to Conduct the Steps Required

  • Deleting your Skype account will also delete your Microsoft account, as they are linked.
  • Ensure you have canceled any active subscriptions or services linked to your Skype account.

Steps to delete your account

  1. Sign in to your Skype account:

    • Go to and log in with your credentials.
  2. Access your account settings:

    • Click on your profile picture or initials in the top-right corner.
    • Select "My Account" from the dropdown menu.
  3. Navigate to account closure:

    • Scroll down to the "Account details" section.
    • Click on "Settings and preferences."
    • Under "Account settings," click on "Close your account."
  4. Verify your identity:

    • You will be redirected to a Microsoft account closure page.
    • Follow the prompts to verify your identity, which may include entering your password and a security code sent to your email or phone.
  5. Review the consequences:

    • Read the information about what happens when you close your Microsoft account.
    • Ensure you have canceled any subscriptions and used any remaining credits.
  6. Mark the account for closure:

    • Select a reason for closing your account from the dropdown menu.
    • Click "Mark account for closure."
  7. Wait for the account to be deleted:

    • Your account will be marked for closure, and it will be permanently deleted after 60 days.
    • During this period, you can reactivate your account by signing in again.


  • Deleting your Skype account will also delete your Microsoft account, affecting other services like Outlook, OneDrive, and Xbox.
  • Ensure you have backed up any important data before proceeding.
  • If you encounter any issues, you can contact Skype support for assistance.