Hi there. Thanks for your feedback. There is a way how to permanently delete your Skype account. Just follow the steps here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/how-to-delete-skype-account-permanently/2baea2a4-6283-4589-95f5-22b3f034c878
However, if you will delete your Skype account, you will also delete your Microsoft account and you’ll no longer be able to sign in to other Microsoft consumer products or services such as Outlook.com, Office Online, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Windows.
this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. Thanks.
P.S. WHY TF are you guys forcing people to merge their accounts? would it really be that hard to say: "i want to opt out of skype but keep MS" or "I want to opt out of MS and keep just Skype?" this is some seriously effed up ****.
P.P.S. who was the freakin genius to stop allowing accounts to be unlinked? I am one of who knows how many people who are stuck with a Skype account merged to an Microsoft account that they did not create, and or is not theirs. Do you guys have any plans to fix this, or are you just going to hang onto my money, and keep giving me the finger forever?
What Jay said. Also Why TF can't someone manually un-block/un-restrict an account?
This is such a HUGE issue with ZERO support from Microsoft. You guys need to get your Sh!t together and fix this. Your fascist, monopolistic, forced merging of random accounts is so bizarre, and then your help staff deny it ever happened. "The account owner had to agree to merge the accounts" WHO TF is the account owner when you merge 2(or more) separate peoples data into 1 account? WTF is wrong with you Guys? (and Girls)
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...
What literally everyone on this thread has said; Microsoft: take your dam head out of your dam ast. force-merging MS accounts with Skype and X-box live with no take backs was one of the dumbest things you guys ever came up with.
Gianopi: thank you for suggesting to Skype/Microsoft that they ***** us all over.
some of us have been force-merged/ghost-merged/silent-merged with the wrong account and are now screwed because the Microsoft/Skype Devs are giving us the finger
+1 to PamW. for excellent comment
This is one of the stupidest, most violating things Microsoft/Skype has ever done. My Skype account was merged with a ghost Microsoft account that was populated with 1. a combination of my brother's AND mother's names, my brothers birthday, my brothers cell number, and my wife's defunct email that she stopped using before she ever met me.
I originally realized this in May of 2018. being completely weirded out, I contacted skype help. I got a guy who told me he couldn't un-link accounts anymore, but he would take care of it. He never did. instead he changed half the info, and left the account "restricted"
Contacted help again, and they tell me the only way I can recover my account is if I answer the account recovery questions. How in the world am I supposed to answer account recovery questions on an account that has a bunch of information i am not the author of?
Skype help also denies the the "Silent Merge" or "Ghost Merge" ever happened. If you have this issue, they will tell you that "it is impossible to merge accounts without getting permission from the account owner" They will read you their script and tell you it is impossible to unlink accounts, and go post on the developer thread since they can do nothing. very un-helpful.
To Summarize: Microsoft Screwed a bunch of people over by combining their Valid Skype accounts with random pieces of information, that MS's data collection operation said belonged to that person, and then gave us all the finger. Well Done Microsoft/Skype. Well Done.