Skype Password Rules Finally Solved!

“skype password too short, skype keeps saying my password is too short, skype password length, not secure enough?” These are just some of irritating feedback anyone is experiencing when trying to create a Skype Password. I know the feeling because it happened to me as well.

After upgrading my laptop to Windows 8.1, I was “forced: to use the new Skype. I still want to use my old laptop with my current Skype account on it so I created a new Skype account. However, when I tried to create a new account, I’m getting stuck on the password field. It won’t let me use the password I want! I’ve tried at least three different passwords, but Skype won’t accept them.


Until I decided to find out what kind of password Skype really wants. After searching Skype forum, I’ve finally found what I’m looking for.

To summarize, a Skype password must:

  1. Be at least 6 characters and not longer than 20 characters.
  2. Contain at least one letter and one number.
  3. Not have any spaces.
  4. Not contain your Skype Name (case insensitive).
  5. Not be a part of Skype Name (case insensitive).

Additionally, the password also cannot contain any of the following words:

  • 1234
  • 4321
  • qwert
  • test
  • kype
  • myspace
  • password
  • abc123
  • 123abc
  • abcdef
  • iloveyou
  • letmein
  • ebay
  • paypal

Do note that this guidelines/requirements/restrictions in creating your password for Skype also applies when setting a new password during recovery, in case your forget your current password.

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