How to use multiple Skype accounts at the same time In Ubuntu

To be able to use two separate Skype accounts at the same time, without having to switch accounts by logging off and on again, just follow the following short steps :

1) Open your Skype application and sign in to your account .

2) Press Alt+F2 to and type in the below command :

skype –secondary

This will launch a new instance of Skype allowing to log in with the other user id.

Another alternative would be to use the terminal . Open it up and run the command below :

$ skype –secondary &

The ‘&’ will enable the program to run in background.

That’s all ! More than one user can log in to Skype simultaneously. For more on how to use Skype on Ubuntu , refer to the link : https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/net-chat-skype.html.en


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amin nahdy

Amin Nahdy, an aspiring software engineer and a computer geek by nature as well as an avid Ubuntu and open source user. He is interested in information technology especially Linux based ecosystem as well as Windows and MacOS. He loves to share and disseminate knowledge to others in a transparent and responsible way.

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