How to unlink Facebook from Skype

Having regrets about linking your Skype and Facebook accounts? Here's how to sever the ties.


Social media services and applications are always trying to make everything link together for our "convenience." Unfortunately, what's convenient for some is a nightmare for others, especially in the case of linking two large social media accounts together.

Linking Skype and Facebook allows you to see wall posts in the Skype Home window, which can be responded to and liked. But if this is a bit of information overload after a recent link of the two, unlinking them can be done in just a few steps on both services. Here's how to get started:

For Skype

View menu of Skype. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 1: Access the Skype Home window. If you have this turned off by default, you can open the View menu and select Skype Home.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Click on the small cog to the far right-hand side and click Disconnect from Facebook.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

For Facebook

Step 1: Head to your Facebook account in a Web browser.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Click the down arrow menu in the top right-hand corner of the Web site near your name and select Account Settings.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: From the menu on the left-hand side, choose Apps. Then click the X next to Skype and confirm the removal of Skype in the pop-up window and you're all set.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Your Skype friends list will now only show friends that have been directly added through Skype.

What do you think: love or hate Facebook integration on Skype?

(Via Tech-Recipes)

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Nicole Cozma has an affinity for Android apps and devices, but loves technology in general. Based out of the Tampa Bay Area, she enjoys being a spectator to both sunsets and lightning storms.



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