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Making a video call (Windows Phone 7)
The following questions and answers will help you get started with video calling on Skype for Windows Phone 7.
- How do I make a video call?
- What other things can I do during a video call?
- How can I ensure the best video call quality?
- Can I start or participate in a group video call?
To make a video call:
- Sign in to Skype.
- Go to your contact list and select the contact you’d like to video call.
- Tap the video call icon to start your video call.
- To end your video call, tap the end call icon .
Skype for Windows Phone 7 does not run in the background. This means that you need to have Skype open to receive calls.
With Skype for Windows Phone 7, you can call people who are using:
- Skype for Windows Phone 8 (Apollo)
- Skype 4.2 for Windows or higher
- Skype 2.8 for Mac OS X or higher
- Skype for Linux
- Skype 3.0 for iOS or higher
- Skype 2.0 for Android or higher
- Skype running on TVs
When on a video call, you can:
- Mute your microphone
- Turn video on/off
- Switch between the front and rear cameras (if your phone is equipped with a front camera)
- Send and receive instant messages
- View profile information
The quality of a video call depends on the available network conditions. The faster your data connection, the better quality your video call will be. We also recommend that you do not have a large number of other applications running at the same time.
It is currently not possible to participate in group video calls.