How To Enable Two-factor Authentication For Your Skype Account

Do you think that your password is not enough to protect your Skype account? Are you thinking of increasing its security features? If so, we’re here to help you. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to set up two-factor authentication on Skype.


Although passwords keep people away from opening your Skype account, there are times where it isn’t enough to protect it. When someone gets ahold of your password, they can easily use your account and access your data.

Thankfully, there are ways to improve the security of your account. One of these methods is adding a two-factor authentication feature.

By adding the two-factor authentication to your account, you’ll get another level of protection in addition to your password. You’ll need it every time you sign in to another device.

If that’s what you need, here’s a guide to help you.

How to enable two-factor authentication on your Microsoft account

If you’re thinking about improving the security features of Skype and your other Microsft apps, you can choose to enable two-factor authentication on your account.

Microsoft allows you to choose between three authentication options, including using a third-party app, an alternative email, or a phone number. In our tutorial below, we’ll show how to another email as your authenticator.

Here’s how:

  1. Using your preferred web browser, visit the Microsoft account page and sign in to your account.
  2. At the upper-left side of your screen, click “Security.”

  3. If Microsoft asks you to verify, re-enter your password and click “Sign in” to continue.
  4. On the upper-right side of your screen, select “Two-step verification.”

  5. Under the Additional Security section, turn on your two-step verification.

  6. Read the information provided by Microsoft and click Next.
  7. Verify your identity with an app, alternate email address, or phone number. In this case, we’ll go with the second option.

  8. Check your inbox for the verification code, enter it to the empty field, and click Next. You might need to enter your password again since you’re accessing sensitive information.

  9. Click “Use the selected user info” to confirm your decision.

That’s how you enable two-factor authentication on your Microsoft account. The next time you sign in to Skype on a new device, you’ll need to verify your identity using the authenticator method you chose earlier.

The two-factor authentication also affects all Microsoft services you use. In this way, you don’t have to set it up on every app.

Please note that you can only enable the two-factor authentication feature by signing in to the Microsoft website. So if you’re on your phone, you can use your mobile web browser to do so.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to set up two-factor authentication for your Skype account, you can go ahead and improve its security. You can choose whether to use an authenticator app, alternative email address, or phone number as your verification method.

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