Delete skype account without the closure of ones Microsoft account
I want to be able to completely delete skype and remove it from my microsoft account.
Being forced to have a skype account is the single biggest reason why I hate and avoid microsoft web services, and why I'm constantly recommending friends and colleagues to avoid using microsoft services and move to google services instead.
I hate my skype account and that I'm forced to have a skype icon in my microsoft account, that I have a stupid horrible and ugly skype username that does not match my microsoft account email, and how everytime I opened outlook there was a fake skype notification icon with diverging my attention from my email in outlook.com.
When I installed the Skype app from the Microsoft Store it automatically created a Skype account for me in my Microsoft account. But I already had a Skype Account from before Skype and Microsft became united. Now I have this useless Skype account associated to my Microsoft account and I can never associate my old Skype account to it.
It was suggested to me to delete my Microsoft Account wait for 60 days and then create a new one so that I could associate with my old Skype account to it. I can't describe my reaction to this suggestion. Wait 60 days to solve such a problem is not plausible, also I have my Xbox account with active subscriptions on my Microsoft Account, so appart from the long waiting time this suggestion was never an option.
Peter Ross commented
You hit the nail on the head. 👍
I have managed to get 2 skype accounts, and I barely use 1! I want to delete 1 account, but both are linked to the same Microsoft account so I can’t remove either without closing my Microsoft account.
I would love to be able to unlink my skype account from my microsoft account, so I can delete my skype without deleting the whole microsoft account.
I think the fact we cannot is very restricting and really annoying.
This is exactly the reason why I am closing my Microsoft account, even if I have to endure the pain of manually saving the data.
Every email account I've had now has its SKYPE equivalent that I had no intention of using or even creating. The email addresses are linked to SKYPE, there is no way of separating them, and I don't want people to search and find my name in SKYPE directory, when it has nothing to do with my wish to communicate OR be found.
And Google is no better, in its different ways. Enough is enough. I am moving from these two giants.
Unbelievable mess. If you merged accounts without your knowledge or without wanting you are forced to delete the whole Microsoft account... Which may include Windows, OneDrive and what not. I even believe this is against the law, it's so ridiculous...
If Microsoft & Skype cared about their customers, they would fix issues instead of pretending they don't exist. you guys screwed a lot of people over with your auto-merge protocol that tied completely separate accounts together without ever getting explicit permission to do so. I wonder why you guys are losing market share to Alphabet? not that they are any better...
Users should be able to delete a Skype account without completely deleting their Microsoft account.
I have been using Skype since BEFORE Microsoft bought up Skype and I HATE that I can't simply close down the Skype account without "You have to close down your Microsoft account to do so".
Microsoft, seriously. Stop this insanity.
Let me close ONLY my SKYPE account and nothing else.
My Microsoft account should NOT have anything to do with SKYPE in the slightest, it isn't that hard to understand.
100% AGREE. MICRO SOFT IS ******* EVIL AS IS BILL USELESS GATES AND HIS ***** WIFE. NOW, I'M DONE BEING NICE. LET ME MOVE ON TO THE REAL INSULTS ABOUT THAT PUNY MAN
RELINQUISH OUR INTELLECTUAL DATA
IF I CLOSE THE ACCOUNT IT TELLS ME EVERY SINGLE MICORSOFT ACCOUNT I HAVE WILL BE CLOSED... MAY AS WELL BE FOR THE GOOD- SEEING AS SKYPE IS GETTIG INVOLVED WITH AI AND USING PEOPLE. THIS IS DISGUSTING- CONTACT ME RIGHT AWAY WITH SOME FIX; OR I WILL START A SHITSTORM AT EVERY ANGLE I CAN IMAGINE (DOWN WITH AI, DOWN WITH SCREENING AND SAVING YOUR DATA, DOWN WITH BLOOD %&*(*(% BUSINESSES IN THE SPACE AGE)
Don Howard commented
There is no world where making us close our entire Microsoft account just to get rid of Skype (a good program that YOU guys have made worse consistently) makes any sense at all. I want to stop using Skype. I want that account closed. I do not want to close my entire Microsoft account to do so. Do you care what your customers want? I am not the only one because it was dumb to make it so difficult to unlink the accounts.
The last hour has been so painful and I find what microsoft has done is very backwards.
I just wanted to simply delete or unlink my skype account from my microsoft account but I was told that if I delete my account I will delte the rest of my microsoft accounts. I just find this so stupid and uncessary and in a way a privacy issues. Can no change this please???
I should be able to do what I want and use the services I want. not be forced to keep them all
Good Idea!! Please unlook it from Microsoft Account!!
Daniel Magalhães Alves commented
É impossível deletar uma conta Skype, o que é horrível ! As vezes acontecem coisas que nos levam a querer nos desfazer de uma conta, e pela lógica atual ficamos presos a algo indesejado. Copiem o modelo de exclusão de contas do Telegram e eu visitarei usar o Skype novamente.
Skype should be opt-in, anything else is a violation of GDPR.
Letting someone know that someone has tried to contact them on Skype is ok, but only if it is a rel contact and not just some fake stuff to get the person to opt-in for skype.
Carpe diem commented
Google also does the same thing with its messenger.