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How do I use Voice Messaging and call forwarding on Skype on my mobile phone?

The following questions and answers will help you use Skype Voice Messaging and call forwarding on your mobile phone.

Where can I find my voice messages?

Depending on your device, you can find all your Skype voice messages as well as instant messaging history, call history with your Skype contacts and contact requests, in the Events or Recent tab in your Skype app.

The new, unread events are displayed in bold. Simply tap the event to open it and view the details.

Can I set up Skype Voice Messaging on my mobile phone?

Since you can’t set up Voice Messaging directly in the Skype app, you need to activate it from your account:

  1. Sign in to your Skype account from a computer.
  2. Select Voice Messages under Manage features.
  3. Click the link on the page and follow the instructions to set up Skype Voice Messaging.

Can I set up Skype call forwarding on my mobile phone?

Yes, you can set up call forwarding in Skype for Android and in Skype for iPhone.

Android:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Tap Call forwarding.
  4. Tick the box next to Forward my calls, then tap Add number.
  5. Enter the mobile or landline number to which you want the incoming Skype calls to be forwarded, then tap Add.

iPhone/iPad:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap My info at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap My account.
  4. Tap Call forwarding.
  5. Configure the number you'd like your calls forwarded to.  You'll be asked to select the country and enter the phone number.

While you can’t set up call forwarding in Skype on some devices, you can set it up from your account. To do this:

  1. Sign in to your Skype account from a computer.
  2. Select the Call forwarding under Manage features.
  3. Click the Set up call forwarding link and follow the instructions to complete the process.

You’ll need a little Skype Credit to set up call forwarding.

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