How do I manage group chats in Skype on desktop?

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    In your group chat, select the Manage group button Manage group button next to the group name to open the profile.

    From the group profile, you can:

    • Add or update a group picture: Select the group photo to upload a photo or remove the photo. 
    • edit button Change your group name: Select the Edit text button next to your group name to type a new one. 
    • Allow join link button Allow joining via link: Select to turn on Allow joining via link so members of the group can share a link to the group with others.
    • Copy link to share Skype group Copy link to clipboard: Select Copy link to clipboard to share an invitation link to your group chat outside of Skype. This requires Allow joining via link to be enabled.
    • Start call button Start call: Select Start call to start an audio or video call with this group.
    • Send Message button Send a message: Select Send message to send a message to this group. 
    • Schedule Call button Schedule a call: Select Schedule a call to send this group an invite for a call on a specific date and time.
    • Plus button Add participants: Select Add participants to include up to six hundred additional participants in your group conversation.
    • Group Gallery: Select Show more to browse all the images, links, and files that have been shared to this group chat.
    • Hide conversation: You can hide your group chat to remove it from your chat list.
    • Notifications: Turn notifications on or off for new messages in this group. 
    • Smart Notifications: With Smart Notifications on, you will only be notified anytime someone quotes or @mentions you in this group. 
    • Add to favorites: Add this group conversation to your favorites in the Chats tab. 
    • Chat history: Allow everyone to access the chat history. 
    • Allow joining via link: Turn this option off to prevent group members from creating and sharing an invitation link for this group.
    • Allow joining for guest users: Turn this option off to prevent users with guest accounts from joining this group. 
    • Leave group: Leave the group chat. 

    Looking for the mobile version of this article? How do I manage group chat settings in Skype on mobile or tablet?