Tech Tip: Use two instances of Skype simultaneously in Windows
Skype is a popular software for video chats, VOIP calls and instant messaging which replaced Windows Live Messenger. The versatility of Skype makes it suitable for both business and personal use. If you have more than one Skype account it is possible to use them simultaneously on the same Windows computer.
From the Skype support website the steps for running two instances of Skype at the same time on Windows are:
- Click the Start button > Run (or press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time)
- In the Run window for 32-bit operating systems type: “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
- In the Run window for 64-bit operating systems type: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
- Be aware that if you’ve changed the installation path for Skype, then you’ll need to enter the correct path for the Skype.exe file.