Use multiple Skype IDs at the same computer at the same time

If you don’t care how its done, then just do the following:

  • Press WIN+R and paste the following code and click OK.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

for 32 bit windows, use the code below: “C:\Program Files \Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

If you don’t want to copy and paste the code always, then use the following method instead:

If you have the Skype icon on your desktop already, then go to step 3 directly.

1. Go to Skype folder in the program files. C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\

or for 64 bit Windows, go to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\

2. Create shortcut of skype.exe on desktop by right clicking on skype.exe and Send To > Desktop (Create Shortcut).
3. Go to your desktop, and right click on Skype icon, and click Properties.
On the Target section, at the end after the quote (“) press Space and type

Skype Secondary

Modify skype shortcut

So, it should look like:
“C:\Program Files \Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
or for 64 bit Windows,
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
Click Apply then OK.
4. Now double click on the skype icon on your desktop, and you will see another window of Skype.

This is how you can run multiple instances of skype at the same time.

Please note that, for the first instance of Skype, run it from the Start menu and the latter instances of Skype could be run by double clicking on the icon you just created.

Caution: Skype consumes about 100 MB of your physical memory (RAM). If your computer has low RAM, multiple instances of skype might slow down your computer.

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3 responses to “Use multiple Skype IDs at the same computer at the same time

  1. Thanks for the info. Its really very helpful. I have a different problem that I am facing with SKYPE when it comes to adding. When I click add/+ to add it doesnt give me the menu that I used to get. Pls advise me how can I add easily like before.

    • Really i thanks. I would like to pay you. awesome ,awesome ,awesome ,awesome ,awesome ,awesome ……………….. i never forget you. waw ! this was the dream of mine from 2 years thanks now i can use more than 1 skype . THanks thanks Thanks a lot

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