Skype is a great way to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues all over the world, and just as it makes sense to have one email address for one and another for personal use, so it is a good idea to have more than one Skype account to help keep things separate. But the problem with this is that the official Skype app only allows you to use one account at a time, and this can lead to a great deal of signing in and out.

There are various alternative instant messaging tools that can be used in conjunction with each other, or with Skype itself, to enable you to sign in to multiple accounts at the same time. This eliminate the need to keep switching accounts as you are able to run more than one instance of the main Skype program, each of which can be signed into a different account. 

Getting started with the app may not work in exactly the way you would expect. After installing and launching Seaside you can configure all of the accounts that you would like to be able to use. You’ll notice that it is not just regular Skype accounts that are supported, but also Microsoft accounts – which makes sense following Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype.

Having entered your login credentials, close down both Skype and Seaside and then relaunch Seaside. This will in turn open up as many instances of Skype as you have accounts configured. The program can be setup to start automatically with Windows so that you have all of your Skype account ready to work with from the moment you turn on your computer, and once the initial configuration is out of the way, there are no further settings to concern yourself with.


A must-have tool for anyone with two or Skype accounts