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#1 joemailey

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:09

So today I decided to merge my accounts :-)

Have to admit its confusing and half baked attempt for now. You sign in using your microsoft ID and merge your skype account if you have one. So I assumed I could use my skype account to log in and have WLM contacts on skype, but turns out you can't.

You have to constantly select microsoft account in skype everytime you want to log in.

If you log in to your skype account as normal you just have skype only contacts.

Also means you can't use your merged accounts on the skype apps on iOS yet either.

Kinda confusing to start with, they'll need to fix all those issues before the shut down WLM hopefully.

I hate skype chat windows also, going to miss my custom WLM emotions :(


#2 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:14

I merged my Microsoft account with my Skype account so that I could use the Metro client and I ended up in a similar mess. I could only access contacts from one account, annoyingly the one I rarely use. It's not a "merge" in the traditional sense. In the end I simply gave up and stuck to the desktop client.

#3 OP joemailey

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:17

Yea its defo not a proper merge, it Basically creates a new account that lets you access both your skype contacts and WLM contacts.

But both skype and WLM accounts remain separate to a degree.

sign in to skype with your normal skype account can't access WLM contacts.
sign in to WLM with your normal account, can't access skype contacts.

#4 Praetor

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:23

Yea its defo not a proper merge, it Basically creates a new account that lets you access both your skype contacts and WLM contacts.

But both skype and WLM accounts remain separate to a degree.

sign in to skype with your normal skype account can't access WLM contacts.
sign in to WLM with your normal account, can't access skype contacts.


maybe that's part of the migration process; remember that WLM will discontinue only in 2013.