There are two types of Skype accounts:
- Skype accounts with a username. This username is what we call a Skype ID.
- Skype accounts with an email address attached to a Microsoft account. This is the account you use for Microsoft Products (Windows, Xbox etc.). This means that your account ID is your Live ID, e.g. italki_320941.
We recommend that you use a Skype account with a Skype ID because an email address can be linked to multiple accounts, while Skype IDs are unique.
How to Find Your Skype ID on a Mac
To find your Skype ID on a Mac, simply go to "File" then "View Profile".
How to Find Your Skype ID on Windows
To find your Skype ID on Windows, simply select your profile picture, and your Skype name will be displayed in your profile next to "Signed in as".