How To Run Multiple Instance Of Skype

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If you do have Skype installed on your computer and You want to use two Skype accounts at same time while using your computer, Then here is the trick.

First make sure Skype is installed on your computer. The default installation location of Skype executable file is at,

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

And if you are using a x64 version of Windows then it will be on:

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

Ok, so here it is. You have to launch this application file with the “/secondary” parameter in order to launch skype where you can login with the second account.

In order to do that right click over your desktop, Select New>Shortcut, If your Skype is installed on default location just paste this address:

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

For 64-Bit version of windows use this,

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

Here is a screenshot that might help you,



Click Next choose a name and Finish the wizard. And you can use your newly created shortcut to launch secondary instance of Skype where you can login with a second account at same time.

Hope this might help you. And thank you for sharing.

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