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    What is Skype Web Control?

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    Skype Web Control is a lightweight Skype web client that is available on, and

    To use Skype Web control:
    1. Sign in to your Microsoft account from a Microsoft web site such as or
    2. Tap or click the Skype Skype button  button at the top to start chatting. 

    Skype Web control


    Once you sign in to a Microsoft web site with your Microsoft account, you're automatically signed in to Skype Web Control. You cannot switch between different accounts in Skype Web Control.

    You can send messages, pictures, files, and emoticons.  

    To send attachments, select the attachment icon and then choose a file to send. 

    Yes, you can!

    1. Go to any conversation in your Recent chats list, or use Search.
    2. Select the audio or video call button to start a call. If you use this feature for the first time, it might ask you to provide Skype access to your camera and microphone. 

    call buttons
    Calling is currently only supported on Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

    Select See All in Skype from your Recent chats list to go to the full Skype for Web client.

    See All button

    1. Select the plus plus button button next to the search bar.
    2. Select the people you want to chat with, and then select Create to start a new conversation. 

    From your Recent chats list, tap or click inside the search bar to see your contacts in alphabetical order. 

    Select the Add to chat add participants button button, and then select the people you want to add to the group chat. 

    Select a conversation from your Recent chats list, and then select the Chat participants participants button  button to view all the chat participants in the group chat.

    To remove someone from a conversation, select the X button next to their name in the Chat participants list. 

    1. From a conversation, select the More menu more menu  button.
    2. Select Block contact, and then choose whether you want to report abuse.
    3. Select Block to block the person from contacting you.
    1. From your Recent chats list, locate the conversation you want to leave or delete, select the More menu more menu button.
    2. Select the option to leave or delete the conversation. 

    From any conversation, select the More menu more menu button, and then Send feedback. Or connect with us through  Skype feedback


    Tap or click the top bar of the of the chat window to minimize it into a tab that will stay sticky on the bottom of the page. 


    1. From, select the Settings settings button  button. 
    2. Select View full settings.  
    3. Select the General tab, and then select the Skype tab. 
    4. Select the radio button next to the Skype notification types to turn then on or off. 


    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling