How to phone with Skype

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You are looking for a guide that will explain you in detail how to phone with Skype? Very well, you found it! In this in-depth analysis we are going to show you the whole procedure to succeed in your intent.

These are not long or complex operations: in a few simple steps you will be able to make a phone call with Skype and you will be able to contact your loved ones without any kind of problem. Here are our suggestions, happy reading!



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How to phone with Skype

You recently had to say hello to a friend who moved overseas, and therefore would like to call him without breaking the bank. Or, you need a tool to contact your colleagues in order to coordinate the work. In these two cases and in many others you are wondering how to phone with Skype.

After you have downloaded and installed the software in question, now you would like to start using it, but you don't have the faintest idea of ​​the procedure to be carried out. Well, you've come to the right place at the right time! In the next lines we will give you all the information to help you reach the set goal.

We will see in particular how to make a phone call with Skype from a PC or directly from a mobile phone. So, take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading the article, you will have a clearer picture of the various operations to be carried out. But bandog to delay, are you ready? Perfect, let's go!

How to make free Skype calls

If you are wondering how to make free Skype calls, you must know that you can do it both from mobile and from PC. In the following paragraphs we will give you all the instructions to be able to make a phone call using the famous messaging and telephony platform, and obviously everything will be completely free.



As we said, the procedure changes depending on whether you are using a mobile device or a PC. Let's find out in detail all the steps to be taken to succeed in your intent.

How to make Skype calls on your mobile

In case you want to use your smartphone and are wondering how to make Skype calls on your mobile, all you have to do is grab your device and launch the Skype app, available on both Android and iPhone. If it is your first login, click on the Start button, then tap on "Login or create account", then enter your account details and press the Login button.

You will find yourself in the main screen of the Skype app: here select the "Contacts" option and press on the name of the contact you want to call. If the person you intend to contact does not appear in your address book, choose the "Chat" option and write the name of the person in question in the "People, groups and messages" field and tap on the user of your interest. This will open a new chat.

Now you will see a new screen, press onhandset icon at the top right and wait for the user to whom the call is intended to answer. During the phone call you can use different tools: there is the microphone icon, that of the video camera, that of the speech bubble to send a written message and that of the square to photograph the phone screen.

Also note the icon with the three dots at the bottom right, with which you can:


  • Add new people to the call
  • Record calls
  • Share your screen

The red handset icon is used to end the call. If you want to start group calls directly, all you have to do is select the Chat option, tap on the pencil icon, at the top right. Then choose the item "New call". At this point you just have to put the check mark next to the contacts to call and tap the "Call" button to start the call.


How to call with Skype from your computer

If you are wondering instead how to call with Skype from your computer, you can download the official program of the platform by going directly to this page. Once this is done, start Skype and log into your account. Now enter the name of the person you want to call in the People, groups and messages field, at the top right.


Then click on the name of the user you are interested in and press the handset icon: in this way you will start the call. Also in this case, just as we described in the previous paragraph, you can use a whole series of tools during the call (microphone icon, video camera, recording the call or putting the call on hold, etc.).

You can always add people to the call: just click on the little man icon at the top right, and select the users to add to the call. The red handset is used to end the call. To start a group call directly, simply select the Calls tab on the main Skype screen, then click on the "New call" button and select all users to include in the call. Once this is done, click on "Call".


How to phone with Skype: conclusions

You should now have a clearer idea about how to phone with Skype. We just have to give you an appointment at the next one, in the hope that our guide has actually been useful to you. Soon!

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