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How to Run Multiple Skype Accounts At the Same Time?

Skype is one of the most popular text and video calling apps. Over the years, the popularity of Skype has risen enormously owing to its great features. There often arises a need to login to multiple Skype accounts at the same time from one PC. Skype by default does not offer a way to use different accounts. You will have to log out from one and then log in to another. But, here we share some of the useful ways that allow you to run multiple Skype accounts at the same time.

There may be other ways out there, but these are easy and do not need one to be tech-savvy. Let’s check them out:


This command allows you to have several Skype accounts running at the same time on your PC:

Windows 64-bit:

Open the Run dialog box. Click Start>Run and then enter the following command with quotes:

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

On a 32-bit version of Windows, run the following command,

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

Hit Enter

Run Multiple Skype Accounts

A new Skype window will appear and there, you can login with other account credentials.

You can repeat this process to open as many copies of Skype as you desire. This allows you to sign into each Skype window with a new account.

Please note that the above commands are according to the default installation path of Skype. If you have installed Skype to a different folder, you’ll have to change the command to point at the Skype.exe file saved on your PC.


With web version of Skype being available, it has become easier to run multiple Skype accounts. Simply open the Skype web app at and log in with a secondary account. This allows you to use two Skype accounts at the same time.

Run Multiple Skype Accounts

Download Multi Skype Launcher

You can download Multi Skype Launcher and install it on your computer. Now, open up that installation file and click ADD to add an account. You can add as many accounts as you want. Enter the login details and continue to add your accounts. When you are done with adding accounts, press launch and enjoy multiple Skype accounts at the same time.

Run Multiple Skype Accounts


Linux also allows you to run multiple Skype accounts at the same time. To sign into another Skype account, launch a terminal and run the following command:

Skype – s


Skype – secondary

You can run this command again and again to open more Skype instances. With each Skype window, you can login with a separate user account.

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