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How to Use Skype Messenger
The Outline of the Article
If you’re new to Skype or walk you through some of the best option, that Skype has to offer. Skype is basically a video an audio or a chat application and it’s available for many different devices from your iPhone to Android phones and to a desktop. In this article we’ll look at the desktop version. It’s actually one of my favorite tools. To use for video chatting and collaborating with colleagues, so jump into Skype.
It’s owned by Microsoft, so you’ll get to this page here and you could go ahead and download Skype from Microsoft Store for PC. Once you launch Skype for the first time, you’ll have to create an account. Create a Microsoft account that you could use for Skype. So it’s gonna either ask for your phone number or email. The Skype window looks like I want to show you some of the most important elements here.
On top you’re gonna have your name here and if you click your name you could actually change your status from being active to a way or do not disturb or invisible so this is a important thing to know and to be able to change any time your Skype username. You’re up to, If you use Facebook, for example this is similar to a Facebook status so you can either type in or choose.
If you’re in a meeting, for example you could do that and it’s gonna say I’m in a meeting here and you can see your Skype profile and things like that underneath I’m gonna just go ahead and click here to get out of there underneath that, this is the most important things that you would do on Skype you have your chat box. Here your chat icon, your calls your contact and your notification.
So on their chance these are all the different people that I chat with here and on their calls. These the people I’ve had calls with on Skype. You could start a new chat call or show on by pressing the plus sign and say new group chat or new chat or new private conversation same with call.
You could press and choose a call to start anew call and if I wanted to add another contact and I have their skype name I could press contact find the people and invite them to my skype here to have a conversation with them and notification is gonna just show you some of the things about Skype.
Such as new updates here and as always. It has a search option where you could search for people groups or messages all right over. I’m gonna excited that and if you click this recent chat you could sort by different time or messages that are on red so that’s the option here that’s basically everything on this side that you need to know and you could click this dot section.
Here to get a dial box here where you call any number here using Skype now this will take some credits so this is not the free portion of Skype but you could make calls international here very easily to any mobile device and you could get credit here for that but if someone else is using Skype, these should be all free options here that you’re gonna be using.
So, Let’s go ahead and start a message, under the chat icon and you could always go in the middle here and start a conversation I could always click that and search for someone to chat with but in this case, just go go under the chat icon and press the plus sign, here to start a new chat, so you will say new chat and then I have to choose someone I want to chat with this. I could start a conversation with a bot there and here.
On your messages take a look at some of the things that you’ll be using most often, type your message there so this is obviously a simple chat box. So if you type a message here the other person can reply to me by doing the same thing. On there this chat box and you have a bunch of different options for sending files transferring, money video messages and everything even sharing a location here and when he gets sent to someone the little icon shows up that they read the message that received the message there.
So, now they could reply back that what’s going on, On the bottom you also have your emoji icon to choose a bunch of different emojis give stickers and soon. On top these are the things that I use the most you have your video icon. To start a video call, you could start an audio call with the telephone icon and you could add other people and make this a group chat. So, right now it’s a single chat between you and the tech app.
So, as you can see this chat box I just asked it. How are you and you responded to man is typing. When it types, he usually gives you this message. So, now I could start the video chat. The audio chat or turn this into a group message these are the options. As mentioned before you could always send it different types of files there, you could even drag and drop files into this like images and PDFs and it will send it to them.
So that’s a basic overview of using the Skype app on your desktop. Again it’s pretty much the same on Windows or on Mac. This is the desktop version. The mobile version is a little bit different but the same fundamental features applies. So there’s an incoming call coming from the video so you could press that and start a call. In this case you gonna press decline here and decline that call. So that’s what happens when someone calls you. In this case it was the chat pod trying to contact you.