How do I call someone in Skype for Windows Desktop?

How do I call someone in Skype for Windows Desktop?

You can make a voice or video call to anyone using Skype anywhere in the world. Simply find who you want to call from your contacts and then initiate a call.

  1. In Skype click Contacts.

  2. Find the person you want to call from your contact list. If you have lots of contacts, you can type a name in the search box to find the contact you’re looking for.
  3. Click the contact. You’ll see their details in the main window.

    If the Contact has one of these status icons displayed next to their name:

    It means they’re on Skype and you can call them for free.
    It means they’re on a mobile or landline so you’ll need Skype Credit or a subscription to call them.
    It means that the person hasn’t yet accepted your contact request.
  4. Click the Call button  to make a video call. The screen changes colour and you’ll hear ringing until the other person answers.
  5. If you don’t see or hear the other person, or they can’t see or hear you, click the call quality icon (you may need to move your mouse to make it appear).

    If problems persist please raise a ticket.
  6. At the end of the call, click the End call button   to hang up.

Unanswered Calls

If your call is not answered a window will pop up giving you the option to send an Instant Message (IM), video message or retry your call. 

Useful things you can do on a call

Show or hide your Contacts or Recent lists.

Check your call settings and connection speed, and adjust your microphone, speaker and webcam.

Show the IM window so you can instant message the person you’re talking to.

If you have a webcam, turn your video on and off.

Mute your microphone so the other person can’t hear you.

Send files, send contacts, share your screen, and add people to the conversation and show the dial pad.

End the call.

Turn on/off Skype translator during your call. 

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  • 21-Nov-2018