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    What can I do during a Skype call?

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    During a call you can:

    • microphone button Tap or click to turn your microphone on or off. For Skype (version 8) on desktop, hovering over the microphone will bring up additional audio settings.
    • Video call button Turn your video on or off.
    • mobile swap camera button Switch your camera from front to back (mobile video calls only).
    • end call button End your call.

    Note: During a mobile Skype call, some call controls might be hidden, simply tap your screen to make them visible.
     

    Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone and iPad

    Depending on your platform or device, there may be additional features available during your Skype call.
    Tap the menu more menu during a call button to see more options:

    • chat button Go back to your chat during the call.
    • reactions button Send a reaction during your call.
    • share gallery button Share a gallery photo.
    • add people button Add people to your call. 
    • snapshot button Take a snapshot of your call and share with your friend.
    • mobile call recording button Record your Skype call.

    See who you want to see (video calls only). Switch between you, or your friends' video feed by long pressing on any participant in the call and dragging them to the main calling window.
     

    Skype (version 8) on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)

    Depending on your platform or device, there may be additional features available during your Skype call. See more menu options:

    • microphone button Hover over the microphone to bring up additional audio options:
      • Select a different microphone device if you have one connected.
      • Select a different speaker if you have one connected. This will also enable your speaker phone option.
    • Call settings button Quickly get to your Audio and Video Settings.
    • add people button Add people to your call. 
    • chat button Go back to your chat during the call.
    • share screen button Share your screen during the call.
    • snapshot button Take a snapshot of your call and share with your friend.
    • reactions button Send a reaction during your call.
    • more menu during a call more options, to Hold call or Start recording.

    See who you want to see (video calls only). Switch between you, or your friends' video feed by clicking on any participant in the call and dragging them to the main calling window.

    Mute or Remove from call (group calls only). Hover over any participant in the call, and then click the down chevron next to their name to mute them or remove them from the call. 

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