The Skype platform is well organized and easy to navigate. It allows you to add and access contacts so that you can quickly begin communicating and collaborating with them. Learning how to navigate the Skype interface will allow you to take advantage of its many features.
- [Instructor] Before we begin this course on Skype, let's take a look at how to navigate a Skype account by checking out a Skype account that's already been created. This is an account of mine and, in the upper left hand corner, you can see here, my name, and here we can access my profile or my account. Down below, we have a search bar where we can search for different people that we want to add as contacts. Below this, we have icons, one that brings us to our homepage, one that allows us to make phone calls from Skype. And here you can see that I do have some Skype Credit purchased, which we'll talk about in this course.
Here, we can add and start new conversations. We can also click to access the discover bots which is another thing that we'll talk about. Now, down below this, we can see contacts, as well as recent interactions we've had with contacts. And here if I click on one of my contacts, in the middle of the page, we can see our communication history with them, including voice messages, video messages, text, and calls that were made. From here in the upper right hand corner I can quickly click on one of these icons, this one to start a video chat, here to start a call or mobile chat, and over here to create a group.
So, this is the Skype interface. It's really easy to use and it allows you to do a lot of things to improve your communication and collaboration.
- 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