Skype allows users to make video and voice calls, share files via a single chat interface, text messaging and document sharing – all from within one app!
Start calling by adding contacts. Search for people by their Skype username, email address or phone number and add them as contacts.
Purchase Skype credit directly, or subscribe to Microsoft 365 for monthly bundles which include 60 minutes of calls between mobiles and landlines each month.
How to make a call
Skype allows you to make calls from either your computer or mobile phone, using either voice calls or video calls, either one-to-one or group. To start one, click the Calls button in the upper right-hand corner and then choose which type of call you’d like – video using camera icon or voice using telephone icon; once selected click “Add people to call”, add people as desired, click on “Add people”, add their details (number, names etc) then finally end with red handset icon to end your call!
To use Skype for calling numbers from its program, it is necessary to be signed into your Skype account. Otherwise, entering your user ID and password will be necessary before being granted access. Alternatively, purchasing a Skype credit or subscription gives you a set number of call minutes that can be used within any given month.
Once logged in, select a contact and then click either the phone icon or camera icon to make a call or video call. When making video calls, both your webcam and microphone should be turned on; once connected you’ll see both person’s video streams as you chat away! To mute your mic click microphone icon; for full-screen calls great if difficulty seeing person face plus use arrow buttons to show or hide chat window and text messages
Skype also makes calling regular phone numbers simple. All that is necessary to use Skype for this is having a number in your profile and some credit on your account, then clicking the call button and choosing your type of call (international or domestic, etc). For international calls, be sure to enter the country code if applicable before placing the call.
How to make a video call
Skype makes it simple to keep in touch with friends and family when distance prevents physical visits. All you need is an internet-connected computer, phone, tablet or laptop with a camera – though most computers include this capability built-in if desired; or an external webcam if yours doesn’t. Once set up, making video calls requires selecting an individual from your list of contacts before clicking the call button; to switch from audio-only mode into video calling mode simply click on the video camera icon during a call if required!
As part of an audio or video call, using the buttons at the bottom of your screen to mute your microphone and switch on or off your camera is possible using these buttons at any time during a call. In addition, you have options available to you during each call for recording it (MP4 file) and adding people onto a call (thus making it into an audio or video conference call).
Skype allows users to make phone calls both to mobile phones and landlines through its service, making this type of call generally more expensive than talking directly between Skype users; but can be an efficient way of speaking with those without Skype. You can purchase Skype credit or subscribe to Microsoft 365 for this type of calling option.
Maximum participation in a Skype group call depends on both your device and internet connection. You can make one by creating a chat group from either the Contacts tab or by tapping New Chat in the app, then adding people by selecting that group via New Chat button on left side of screen.
As soon as you start a Skype call, your contact will appear at the top of your screen along with their current location and status information. Their number in attendance will also be listed alongside their name; and when it’s time for an end call click either red telephone button or video camera icon and complete your session!
How to make a group call
Skype provides an efficient means of keeping in touch with people around the globe. Conference calls are free and easily accessible on both desktop computers and mobile phones; group call options enable users to hold conversations simultaneously with multiple contacts.
To make a group call using Skype on a computer, first select Contacts from the left panel of your screen. From here, choose who you would like to speak to and click their contact name from here; to call back that person simply press green phone icon located in top right corner; alternatively use video camera icon as option if wishing for video conference call option but make sure that device has enough network bandwidth and processing power available in order to support video conference call option.
Once you have created a Skype group, it is easy to invite more members by clicking the New Group Chat button or Create Group pop-up window and using Add to Group window to select individuals for inclusion in the group. When finished selecting people you wish to include, press Done to create the group and start your call!
Instead of creating separate groups on Skype for every call you make, if you regularly meet the same people then using this method can also make group calls easier as it allows you to skip that step by adding them directly from recent conversations list into a group conversation. This option can save time if frequent meetings need to take place between different people as this saves you from creating individual groups for every meeting call you make.
Launch the Skype app on your mobile device and tap on the New Chat icon at the bottom of the screen, where you can then name and personalize your chat with photos if desired. After creating this chat, audio or video calls can be initiated by tapping either phone icon in upper-right corner or camera icon; and after calling is over you can click red telephone button to hang up.
How to answer a call
Skype is a free service that enables high-quality phone calls over the internet from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. In addition to making high-quality calls using Skype you can use it for instant text messaging and video chatting as well.
When an incoming call comes through, you’ll receive a notification on your desktop screen. Clicking either Call or Camera allows you to accept it, while setting it up so it simultaneously rings on both headset and computer can also help reduce missed calls. Furthermore, call forwarding allows you to redirect calls elsewhere such as another number or contact or even voice mail if unavailable.
As SkypeIn numbers enable people to call you even without an active Skype account, call forwarding on your mobile phone can ensure you don’t miss any important calls. It can also ensure you never miss important phone calls! For maximum protection, set call forwarding to forward all incoming calls to your SkypeIn number directly and automatically forward them there as well.
For ease of adding contacts to your Skype account, click on the Contacts icon on the left side of your screen and type a name or email address into the Find People bar before clicking Add. Creating groups allows you to keep track of who’s available at any given moment as well as customize call controls via Settings on the left side of Skype window: these include Call Control and Audio Device options.
Once you’ve added someone to your list, you can easily search for their name using the search box at the top of your screen. You can assign them a group and set a privacy relationship that determines whether other group members can view your presence information or not. Furthermore, you can customize ringtones as well as choose whether to answer calls with audio/video/instant message answering options.