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    Finding your way around Skype for Web

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    Skype for Web is the easiest way to enjoy Skype’s features that you're familiar with in the desktop app, without having to download it. You can sign into Skype for Web on and start chatting right away. You’ll need to use Microsoft Edge or the latest versions of Chrome. Learn more about Skype system requirements.

    What can I do with Skype for Web?

    Select your profile picture profile picture where you can:

    Profile and status

    • Update your status to Active, Away, Do not disturb or Invisible.
    • Access Skype profile.
    • Add Skype credit or a subscription from Skype to Phone.
    • Get a Skype Number.
    • Access the Settings menu.
    • Access our download page from Get Skype app.

    Select the More more menu icon menu to quickly access:

    more menu
    • Settings menu.
    • Help and feedback.
    • Report a problem.
    • Sign out.

    From the main Skype window you can access:

    Main Skype screen

    • Search button People, groups & messages - Search for your friends, groups or a conversation quickly.
    • dial pad Dialpad - Access the dialpad to make a call.
    • chat button Chats - View your recents chats, favorites, and start a new conversation.
    • call tab Calls - Find your recent calls or make a new call to one of your contacts.
    • Contacts tab Contacts - Go to your contacts where you can add a new contact, see your Favorites and easily filter your Skype contacts to show who is Active Now on Skype.
    • notification tab Notifications - View your Skype notifications.
    • Chat filter Chat filter - Sort your chats by Time or Unread or Hide favorites.
    • new chat Chat - Start a new group chat, a new one-to-one chat, or a new Private Conversation.
    • Chat name header - Quickly get to your contact's or group's profile and settings.
    • chat galleryGallery - Find your photos, web links and files shared in the chat.
    • Search button Find - Search for specific text within the chat.

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    Using Skype for Web on a public or shared computer