How To Delete A Skype Account When Someone Dies

How To Delete A Skype Account When Someone Dies

What is Skype?

Skype is a popular telecommunications application that is primarily used for video calling. Some other features are voice message, instant messaging, and file transfer.

So you know what Skype is, but how to delete a Skype account? Like your Bing account, your Skype account is also linked to your Microsoft account. See how you can delete your Microsoft Account.

Alternative To Deleting Your Microsoft Account

The ability to de-link your Skype account from your Microsoft account was disabled long ago. So if you have other Microsoft-related services running, you might not want to delete your account. In that case, the next best thing you can do is to delete all your data and uninstall the app from all of your devices.

Things to note

  • In addition to deleting your account, you can also cancel your Skype subscription to avoid being billed for it.
    • You can do so by visiting the services & subscriptions section of your Microsoft account. 
    • There, you can find the option to cancel your Skype subscription under ‘Payment and Billing’
  • Trying to get your account deleted by remaining inactive could lead to your Microsoft account being deleted.

Now that you know you need to delete the Microsoft account linked to your Skype account to delete the latter, you might also realize the complications that may arise when deleting the account of a deceased person. The major one is not having access to the account holder’s login information. By making use of a Digital Estate Plan, you get to decide what happens to each of your Digital Assets following your death or incapacitation.

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