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    How do I manage group chats in Skype on desktop?

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    While in your group chat, select the Group header.

    From your group profile, you can:

    Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)

    • Add or update a group picture: Select the group picture to upload a photo or remove the photo altogether. 
    • Change your group name: Select the Edit edit button button next to your group name to type a new one. 
    • Send a link to join your group: Select Share link to join group share link button to share an invitation link to your group chat outside of Skype. 
    • Send a message: Select Send message send message button to send a message to this group.
    • Start a video call: Select Start video call  video call button to start a video call with this group.
    • Start a call: Select Start call  start a call button to start an audio call with this group. 
    • Add People: Select Add people to include additional participants in your group conversation.
    • Group Gallery: Select Group Gallery to view all the images, links, and files that have been shared to this group chat.   

    Skype for Windows 10 (version 12)

    1. From your recent chat list, right-click the group and select View profile
    2. From the group profile, you can:
      • Leave the conversation
      • View participants
      • Change the group name
      • Add or update the group picture
      • Send a link to invite anyone to join your group


    Update your Group Chat Settings

    Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)

    • Hide conversation: You can hide your group chat to remove it from your chat list.
    • Notifications: Turn notifications on or off to receive an alert anytime you receive a new chat in this group. 
    • Smart Notifications: With Smart Notifications on, you will only be notified anytime someone quotes you or @mentions you in this group. 
    • Add to favorites: Add this group conversation to the top of your Chats tab. 
    • Chat history: Allow everyone to see the chat history. 
    • Share group via link: Select to allow group members to create and share an invitation link for this group. 
    • Leave group: Leave the group chat. 

    Skype for Windows 10 (version 12)

    • Turn notifications on or off
    • Make the chat history available to everyone
    • Make a link for anyone to join