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    How do I manage group chats in the new Skype on desktop?

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    While in your group chat, select the Group header.

    Make changes to your Group Profile

    1. From your recent chat list, right-click the group you want to manage, and then select Manage group

      Manage group menu option
    2. From the group profile you can:
    • Add or update a group picture: Select the group picture to upload a photo or remove the photo altogether.  
    • Choose a new color for your group: Select the Edit Edit icon button next to your group picture to select a new color. It may take a little time before your color updates.
    • Change your group name: Select the Edit Edit icon button next to your group name to type a new one. 
    • Send a message: Select Send message to send a message to this group.
    • Start a call: Select Start call to start an audio call with this group. 
    • Start a video call: Select Start video call to start a video call with this group.
    • Share the group: Select Share group to share an invitation link to your group chat outside of Skype. Chat invitations must be enabled before you can share an invitation link. Select the more More button button, select Application Settings, and then toggle Chat invitations on. 
    • Add People: Select Add people to include additional participants in your group conversation.
    • Add bots: Select Add bots to search for and include a Skype bot in your group conversation.

      Group options
    • Group Gallery: Select Group Gallery to view all of the images, links, and files that have been shared to this group chat. 
      Group Gallery

    Update your Group Chat Settings

    • 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. 
    • Pin chat: Pin this group conversation to the top of your Chats tab. 
    • Chat history: Allow everyone to see the chat history. The last 2 years of your conversation history is stored in the cloud. 
    • Chat invitations: Allow people in the group to send invitations to this chat.
    • Share Link to Join Group: Select to create and share an invitation link for this group. Chat invitations must be enabled before you can share an invitation link. Select the more More button button, select Application Settings, and then toggle Chat invitations on. 
    • Leave group: Leave the group chat. 

      Group settings

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