The problem is that even after linking both accounts, you can still access your Skype account using your legacy sign-in information, which is less secure than using a Microsoft account that implements better security and two-factor authentication. If you want to make your Skype account more secure and reduce the number of credentials you have to remember, you can merge the accounts. Then you’ll only have one password to access all Microsoft services, including Skype. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to merge your Skype name with a Microsoft account.

How to merge your Skype name with a Microsoft account

Once you completed the steps, Skype will be merged with your Microsoft account, and now you’ll have a single password, which you can use with your email address or Skype name to sign in to Microsoft services. Your Skype account is now a Microsoft account Merge accounts using your Microsoft account password Complete Skype and Microsoft account merge If you want to make your account extra secure, make sure you’re not using the same legacy Skype password with your Microsoft account to prevent anyone from hacking your account with your old information. You can quickly change your password in the Security and privacy section of your Microsoft account online.  Additionally, when you merge Skype with a Microsoft account an alias will be created to let you continue access services using your Skype name. If you’re not planning to use your Skype name to sign in to Skype or other Microsoft services, you can disable the alias changing the Sign-in preferences in your Microsoft account online. It’s important to note that after completing the process, you won’t be able to undo the merge. Are you merging your Skype name with your Microsoft account? Tell us in the comments below. Source Petri All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.