How do I make a video call in Skype for Linux?

It's easy to make video calls with Skype for Linux. However, it is not possible to make group video calls.

To make a video call:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In your list of contacts, find the person you want to call.
  3. Click the contact. You will see their details in the main window. (Remember - anyone with one of these beside them     is on Skype so it's free to call. Anything else means that it's a mobile or landline number and you will need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to make a call.)
  1. Click the  button. You will hear ringing.
  2. When the other person answers, the Call window will appear:

     
     
  3. When the call is answered, click  in the call window and select Start my Video...
  4. You will immediately start to transmit your video to the other caller, providing your webcam is configured correctly.
  5. To hang up, click the  button.

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