Whether you want a make a professional video call to a client or connect with your loved one who’s miles away from you, Skype has always been our constant savior in reducing all distance barriers. It has been one of the most reliable sources of online communication since 2003 and is gladly used by millions of people worldwide.
Not just video calls, Skype also supports mobile and landline calls at a very affordable fee. Apart from that, you can text, send stickers to express your state of mind, connect with anyone around the world! So, to enhance your experience like never before, here are few Skype tips and tricks that can make your journey even more productive.
Let’s make the most of Skype with these handy tips and tricks!
1. Record your Calls
Skype is all about bringing you closer with your loved ones. Understanding this fact, Skype also introduced a new feature which allows you to record and capture your voice calls so that you can cherish your beautiful moments and keep them forever. This feature is available on both desktop as well as mobile version of Skype. To record a call on Skype, simply tap on the “+” icon on screen and then select “Start recording” option from the list. Once the call is recorded, you can save in on your desktop or phone, at a specific location.
2. Transfer your Skype Account Contacts
Transferring your contacts from one Skype account to another is more of a breezy task. All your friends will be notified as a new contact request will sent from your new Skype account so just let them know in prior. Now, here’s what you need do:
First, sign in to your primary (old) account from where you need to send contacts.
Now, in the search box type the Skype name or ID of your new account. Select the name of your account and tap on “Add to contacts”.
Now, you have to sign in to your new Skype account. As soon as you’ll login you’ll see a new contact request (from your old account). Accept it to proceed ahead.
Once both your accounts are added as friends you can easily transfer all your contacts files, images easily.
Sign back to your previous contact, open a new chat, and tap the “Send Contacts” button in the chat window.
Select as many contacts which you wish to transfer and then tap the “Send” button.
Voila, it’s done! Now whenever you’ll login to your new account, you’ll receive all the contacts in the active chat window from where you can easily add it to your list.
3. Make Use of Skype Add-ins
Confused between which recipe to cook for dinner or how to manage your busy schedules, Skype add-ins can really help in keeping you moving on the go. You can add any number of add-ins on your Skype group chat and make your conversations even more lively. Simply tap the Add to chat button and select the add-in which you wish to add on group chat. A few of the most commonly used add-ins on Skype include news, Bing movies, restaurants, poll, GIFs and more.
4. Quickly Find Shared Content
From media to links to files, now finding shared content on Skype is extremely simple. User can now see a new “Gallery Pane” option while using Skype on desktop where all the shared media will be saved under one roof. You can even filter your search on the basis of file type, save a file on desktop or jump back to the content when the particular file or link was shared.
5. Re-Edit your already Sent Messages
Making mistakes while typing is something inevitable. But yes, correcting your mistakes is something we one should focus upon. Skype allows you to re-edit your last sent messages to avoid any kind of spelling errors or mistypes. Simply press the Up-Arrow Key on your keyboard until you arrive to the message, make your corrections and hit enter.
Spread the Holiday Vibe to your Loved Ones
Holiday season is that time of the year when we all wish to reunite with our friends and family. So, to keep up with your holiday spirit you can now use Skype to share holiday Emojis, frames, stickers, and emoticons with your loved ones. Send holiday jingles, join reindeer games with masks, show your Christmas vibe with lights and more.
So folks, here were a few interesting Skype tips and tricks to make your journey even more delightful. Make the most of these tips and connect with your loved ones anytime, anywhere!