The basics of using Skype for iPhone 5

The basics of using Skype for iPhone 5 

Blogs on tips and tricks are usually less obvious features of Skype, that you will not discover for yourself. But when one of the versions of Skype changes radically, we love first of all remind our users the Basic. We recently announced an update of Skype for iPhone making a few changes to the experience. To help you get started on this new version, this post will cover the three crucial actions to use Skype:

  • Add a contact
  • Send a message
  • Issuing a call
  • And It’s gone!

Add a contact

Before you begin to make calls and send messages, it is useful to have some contacts to send. To add a contact on Skype 5.0 for iPhone:

1. Open Skype.
2. Select the icon ‘More’ at the bottom right and choose Add a contact.

More icon

1. Find a friend and select them in the list of results.
2. Select send a contact request.

Depending on the security settings of your friend, it is possible that they must accept your request for contact before you can receive your calls and messages.

Send a message

Although you have added your friend in your contact list, you are going to still call it. The advantage of an instant message is that you can just send a “Hello”. To send a message via Skype 5.0 for iPhone:

1. Open Skype.
2. Select the friend you want to contact in recent lists, bookmarks, or contacts.
3. Type your message and then click Send.

Making a call

Of course, an instant message leaves you not see the smile of your friend or his voice. When you are ready to start a call on Skype 5.0 for iPhone:

1. Open Skype.
2. Select the friend you want to contact in recent lists, Favorites, or contact.
3. Select voice call or video icons.

Tip: If your friend is not connected, you can call him on his mobile or fixed line with Skype Credit. Tap the keyboard icon after you open Skype.

If you want to become unbeatable on Skype 5.0 for iPhone, keep an eye on this blog for more advanced tips. Alternatively, you can ask all your questions to the Skype community.

Skype for modern Windows

In may, we announced free video Group on some existing platforms calls, and you had informed the next arrival of this feature on other devices. Since this announcement, the number of group video calls has quadrupled, and we integrate this feature on Windows and Windows 2 terminals in 1 tablets. We would all stay more in touch with our friends, our loved ones, our colleagues and our activity groups located in different places. Group video calls give you the possibility. Watch our video for you guide in this group video calling experience and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of the key decisions we have taken.

We noticed that most of the calls of group operate between 3 or 4 participants. When we have configured Group for modern Windows video calls, we optimize so that three more chatty people – and yourself – are visible at the same time. However, you can participate in a call for up to 10 people: their video will appear as soon as they begin to talk. If you want to see the video of a person who is not talking, tap twice on their name/icon and their video will appear full screen. To return to the Gallery of all participants, tap twice again. In this way, you can focus on one person at any time.

Finally, if you want to do some research on the web, watch a video or read your emails during a group video call, you can reduce the size of Skype so that it takes only a portion of your screen. This allows you to do different tasks while chatting with your friends and loved ones as if they were physically with you. We look forward to see more users take advantage of the free group video calls on modern Windows. To share your opinion or receive the latest news and tips, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join our Skype community.