Have you joined Skype yet? Then you're ready to get started.
Skype for Windows 10 is built-in to the latest version of Windows 10 and is set to your default OS language. To start Skype for Windows 10, select the Start menu from the bottom left of your screen. In the list of available applications, scroll down to Skype for Windows 10 and click to open it. For easier access to Skype for Windows 10, you can Pin it to Start or Pin it to your taskbar.
This guide will help you find your way around Skype for Windows 10 after you open it and sign in.
A. Profile: Select to open the profile view where you can:
- Update mood, status and mobile number
- Add Skype credit
- Add or change subscription
- Manage your account
- Send feedback
- View help online
- See information about your current version
- Sign out
B. Notifications: Your most recent reactions, @mentions, and Skype app alerts will be listed here.
C. Contacts: See all your contacts and bots. Add or remove favorites and Search to find new contacts and bots in the Skype directory.
D. Show dial pad: Use the dial pad to call mobile and landlines. You’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to do so.
E. More menu: View your Settings, Send feedback, View help online, view information about your version or Sign out.
F. Search: Start typing to search for:
- Contacts: Your existing contacts and new contacts you can add
- Bots: The ones you've already added and new ones you can add
- Group chats
G. New conversation: Select the icon to start a new 1:1 or group conversation that anyone can join or to find cool bots to talk to.
H. Filter chats: Choose between All or Unread chats and mark all conversations as read.
I. Contact summary: Displayed when you select a contact. Tells you your friend's status and mood message. To see more details about your friend, select their name and a pop-up with their full profile information is displayed.
J. Gallery: View any images, files, or links that have been shared in the chat.
K. Call buttons: Use these buttons to video call, voice call or add more people to create a group conversation.
L. Conversation window: Displayed when you select an existing conversation, start a new conversation or set up a group chat. Shows your instant message conversation and call history with that contact or group.
M. Conversation box: Displayed when you select an existing conversation, start a new conversation or setup a group chat. Use this box to type and send your instant messages. Here you will also see the icons to select emojis, images and files to share, create video messages and select contacts to send them to the current conversation.
Here are a few pages that can help you do even more: