Skype, although it is many years old, is still one of the most popular instant messaging services. Many people use it primarily to stay in touch with their loved ones. In times of pandemic, video chat is very important. You can use Skype not only on a computer, but also on the phone.
How to install Skype on the phone?
Skype on the phone is a great convenience. It allows you to make free calls with people from all over the world. The only condition is access to the Internet, of course, preferably Wifi. Even at home, its presence on a smartphone allows you to sit comfortably, for example on a garden bench or your favorite armchair. It's much more practical than a less handy computer.
The Skype application is available for Android phones, iPhones or Windows 10 Mobile devices. Just download it from the store. Select Install, and after downloading, Open. On the app's splash screen, you can choose to either create an account or sign in if you have one. You can use your nickname, e-mail address or telephone number and password to log in. If you do not remember it, use the reminder option.
Using Skype on the phone:
After logging in to the application, it will ask you for permission to use the microphone and the camera. It is necessary to conduct voice and video calls. You will then see three main categories: chats, conversation history, and contact list. Various notifications, such as missed calls, will appear in the top left corner. To start a conversation, go to contacts. Add your phone number and a photo that will make friends recognize you. You can also choose to not appear in search results. You can call both the list of your contacts from the application and the one from the phone. However, this requires synchronization, and in some cases may be associated with the need to pay an additional fee. Calling private numbers via Skype requires a subscription or account credit. Therefore, the best solution is to invite your friends to use this application, because then it is free.
You can manage your account in the application, for example by setting statuses. Active means ready to answer calls and chat. You can also select either Away from Device or Do Not Disturb. One of the options is also Invisible, when the profile will be displayed as unavailable.
Thanks to the synchronization of the application with the contacts on the phone, you will automatically check who is using Skype from your contact list. To do this, you must grant the application permission to use the contacts on the phone.
However, if you want to add someone yourself, go to the Contacts option in the upper right corner. Find a given person by their nickname, first name and last name, telephone number or e-mail address. You can choose the correct option from the list of search results. Then the conversation window will appear. Enter any message and send it, and a new contact will be added. The other party must accept the invitation. Until then, you can send up to ten text messages to her. Only after approval by both parties, you can call the person via voice or video.
If you want to call someone via Skype, start by finding the person in your contact list. Then select if you want to make a voice (handset) or video (camera) call. You just need to add more people to the group conversation (maximum of 100 participants). After finishing the conversation, select the hooked-up receiver.