Running multiple Skype accounts - SOLVED

Issue

Can I run 2 Skype accounts at the same time.  For example I have a business Skype account and a personal Skype account and I want to use both at the same time?

Solution

Yes it is possible to run 2 Skype accounts at once.  Please follow these instructions

  • From your desktop, right click and select "New > Shortcut"
  • For the location use the following...
    • For 32-bit operating systems: "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary
    • For 64-bit operating systems: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary
  • Click Next
  • Give the shortcut a name, i.e. "Skype (Secondary)"
  • Click Finish

Resource

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA829/how-can-i-run-multiple-skype-accounts-on-windows-desktop