How to make Video Calls with Skype

The best advantage which users derived from style is the face-to-face contact with their loved ones no matter how far away they are.

 It is no longer difficult to catch up with the long-distance relationships or chatting with a friend as if they were sitting right in front of you. It is possible to make of easing things happen through Skype video calling. And the best part to all this is, it’s absolutely free.

Here is a list of platforms through which you can make a Skype video call

  • Windows
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows Phone
  • Linux
  • Xbox

How to start?

You can download Skype for any device from the website of Skype. It is simple and easy and the process is absolutely uncomplicated. Need more help? However, if you face any issues it can always get in touch with Skype customer support and get easy solutions.

In order to make a Skype video call and you will need to have some contacts in your list. You can find your friends and send them contact request. When they accept your request, both of you will be connected and will be able to make calls to one another.

Step-by-step guide to video calling.Step-by-step guide to video calling.

It is possible to make voice or video calls through Skype to anyone across the world. One does not need to spend any money for these calls.

All you need to do is add your friends, relatives, colleagues or anybody else you want to keep in touch with on Skype. Don’t forget to add your connections to your contact list. Once you add them all in becomes easier.

Even if you want to connect to someone who does not speak your language, whatever you speak during your voice or video calls can be translated into six languages. This facility is available for users on Windows 7 and the more advanced versions.

To make a call

  • Login to your Skype account and then click Contacts.
  • From the contact list choose the person you want to make the call. In case you have a long list of contacts you can type the name of the contact in the search box and then select the contact name.
  • As soon as you do that the details of the contact will be displayed on the main window.
  • You will be able to understand the status of your contact by looking at the screen. The status icon will be visible next to the name of the contact.
  • Green check mark- The contact is active on Skype and you can call them free of cost.
  • Right arrow-This means your contact is on the mobile or landline and you would require a subscription or some Skype credit to make the call.
  • Question mark-This icon means the person has not is yet to accept your request.
  • If the person is active on Skype and you can connect with them, click on the call button to make a video call.
  • There will be color change in the background and you can hear a ringing sound, until your call is received.
  • In case you cannot hear or see the person, you have to check the call quality by clicking on the call quality icon. Just move your mouse and the icon will appear. Check all the tabs to find out other potential issues.
  • If problems persist, contact Skype customer support
  • After the call is finished, select the End call button.

How to invite people to join the call?

Skype has created a feature which allows users to invite anybody to a call. For this the customer won’t need to know the Skype name of the person. What’s more? They may not even need to have a Skype account to enjoy all the unpaid features of Skype.

If you want to learn more about this feature called the toll free Skype support phone number and speak to the customer service executives. They will enlighten you eight as to how you can make use of this feature.

What activities can be done on Skype while on a call?

  • You can view the list of recent contacts you have called or just see the contacts list. If you want you can also hide these lists.
  • In case your call quality is not good, you can check the Call quality button to check call settings, connection speed, webcam and speaker.
  • Select the ‘Show the IM window’ too quickly messages the person to whom you are talking.
  • You can turn the video on or off by clicking on the video button.
  • Click on Mute button so that the person on the other side cannot hear you.
  • Plus icon Send files, send contacts, share your screen, add people to the conversation and show the dial pad.
  • Click on the plus icon to send files, shares of screen, send contacts, add more people to your call and view the dial pad.
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