Skype now requires that you provide your date of birth for your Microsoft account to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Please be aware that the date of birth set in your Skype profile is different and you may want to check your Skype profile to ensure you are happy sharing your birthday with your friends and family.
If you already have your date of birth set in your Microsoft account, then you do not need to do anything. However, if your date of birth signifies that you are a child, then you must obtain parental consent to continue using Skype. We recommend using a Microsoft family account to manage child accounts.
Learn more about Parental consent and Microsoft child accounts.
If you don't have your date of birth set for your Microsoft account, you may be prompted to do so when next you attempt to sign in to Skype. It's quick and as soon as this is done, you will be signed back in to Skype to continue your conversations.
If you need to verify your age or confirm parental consent, you can do this via our quick webform.
For more information about this change, please see our FAQ.
The Skype Team