Skype Help

    What is Meet Now and how do I use it in Skype?

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    Meet Now in Skype allows you to easily set up a collaboration space and invite both Skype contacts and friends or family who are not on Skype. Participants can then easily join meetings whether they have an account or not


    How do I create a meeting in Skype?
    Starting your meeting is as easy as signing in to Skype and selecting the Meet Now universal Meet Now button button. You'll get a call link and a Share invite button to easily to invite others. Once you're ready, set your call to audio or video and select the Start call button. You can also create a meeting directly from the web.

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    How do I join a call with my Meet Now invitation?
    Our unique Meet Now link will open your installed Skype app on any device. Even if you're not signed in, you can join the call or chat as a guest. If you don't have Skype installed on your computer, we will open Skype for you on the web. Our supported browsers for Meet Now are Microsoft Edge and the latest version of Chrome. You can install Skype on your device as well. 

    If you can't or don't want to allow access to your microphone and camera, you can also join a call just to listen in (using Skype for Web only). Click the Meet Now link, then select Block or Don't allow if Skype asks for permission to use your camera and microphone. Then, click the Continue without audio or video button to join the call. Note that the other participants won't hear you or see your video, but you will appear in the participants list and be able to use chat. 


    What can I do during a meeting?

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    During a meeting you can:
    A - Open recent chats.
    B - View participants currently in the call.
    C - Share the Meet Now link.
    D - Start recording the call.
    E - Mute or unmute the microphone.
    F - Turn video on or off.
    G - End the call.
    H - Open the conversation.
    I - Share the screen.
    J - Send a reaction to the call.
    K - View More options.


    Can I still access the Meet Now chat after the meeting?
    The Meet Now link is accessible anytime you need it. We will hold your call recordings for up to 30 days and media shared in the chat even longer. Meet Now in Skype is perfect for your conference calls, webinars or work interviews. 


    What's the difference between Meet Now and Group Chats?

    • Meet Now chats can be quickly set up and shared with others in two easy steps. However, all new Meet Now chats will initially have the same title and profile picture. Tap or click on the Chat Header in your meeting and select the Edit Edit text button button to rename it and add a profile picture.
    • Group Chats are customized from the start since a group name is required and has you select participants first before creating it.


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