It is important to customize the settings for your Skype account on each of the different platforms in which you use it. This will allow you to personalize your experience and decide on privacy settings, notifications, and more.
- Now that we have our account created,…and our profile updated, let's go ahead and customize…our account settings.…This is something I recommend doing right away,…as a little work up front can save…a lot of time and frustration down the road.…In order to do this, I'm going to stay…on my Skype desktop application.…Remember that there are many different versions…of Skype that you can access,…and you'll likely want to configure the settings…for each platform or version that you use.…Right now in order to access the settings,…I'm going to go up top to the tool bar,…and select Tools.…
From here, I'll select Options,…and this will bring up a popup box…that allows me to customize the settings.…Now there are a ton of different settings here,…so I'm not going to adjust them all,…but let's take a look at some of them.…At first we have the General settings tab,…and here I can decide on things like…whether or not I want to start a call…when I double-click on a contact.…I have here whether I want to show me…as Away when I've been inactive for…
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- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines
- Using Skype Translator