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Skype team in a blog post has confirmed that the Skype users will not be able to use the option of Facebook account to sign in to Skype from January 2018. The company is planning to discontinue the Facebook account login with Microsoft Account.

The removal of Facebook login comes as a result of the company planning to roll out the new Skype experience for users on both desktop and mobile. The new roll out does not support the Facebook login and hence users are advised to move to the Microsoft account to login to their Skype.

Microsoft on its Support page noted: “As we continue to roll out the new Skype, we’re discontinuing the option to login via Facebook in January 2018 and will streamline all Skype logins via your Microsoft account. Using a Microsoft Account will enable you to login-in via single sign-in, unlocking all your Microsoft services – including Skype, Office Online, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, and more – in one experience, with just one password. Currently, using your Facebook account to sign in to Skype is not supported on Skype for Windows 10, the new Skype for Android and iPhone, and the new Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux”.

The company also confirms that Skype users with option to login via Facebook will be able to transfer your contacts, Skype Credit, Skype Number and the subscription balance from your Facebook account to the new or an existing Microsoft Account.

The Redmond Giant has advised users to use an online tool for transferring the payment information, Skype Credit and more and also laid out steps to follow to transfer contacts, chat history and more on its support page.

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