Microsoft to discontinue Facebook Sign in for Skype

Microsoft is soon to disable the Facebook login option in Skype. So, if you have been using your Facebook account to log in to Skype, you won’t be able to do so after January 2018. Microsoft is reportedly rolling out the new version of Skype which will not support Facebook login. Thus, February onwards, you will be able to sign-into your Skype account only via your Microsoft account. However, many of the older versions of Skype have already discontinued Facebook support, which includes Skype for Windows 10, new Skype for iPhone and Android, and Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Facebook Sign in for Skype to be discontinued

Facebook Sign in for Skype to be discontinued

As per the announcement made by the company on Skype Support Web Page, you will now be able to unlock all your Microsoft service with a single sign-in. This includes Skype, Outlook, Office Online, OneDrive, OneNote and more.

The announcement says, “ As we continue to roll out the new Skype, we’re discontinuing the option to log in via Facebook in January 2018 and will streamline all Skype logins via your Microsoft account. To continue using Skype, either create a new Microsoft account or sign in with an existing Microsoft account if you already have one”.

So, make a new Microsoft Account or use an existing one, if you want to use Skype further. Do not worry about your Facebook contacts or Facebook credit balance, Skype will let you transfer everything to your new Skype account. Microsoft promises to make your switch easy and help you transfer all your data and details from Facebook account to your new or the existing Microsoft account. Just head over to the official Skype Support Page and follow the instructions there.

Please Note that you won’t be able to transfer your Facebook credit balance after January 10, 2018, and your Skype subscription will also be canceled after that. While Facebook login is always an easy option for the users to sign-in, Microsoft has not stated any official reason for this change in the new versions of Skype.

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