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What is Skype?
Skype is a free online video chat application that is fun and convenient to use. Skype is software that
ena...
3. Enter the requiredinformation. Inorder to create yourSkype account,you will needtoenter
your firstandlast name,anemail ...
4. Indicate how you plan to use Skype. Youcan selectbetweenbusinessandpersonal use.This
informationhelpsSkype determinehow...
6. Create a strong password. Since Skype will have yourfriends’andfamily’scontactinformation,it
isimportantto create a pas...
8. Enter the CAPTCHA. ThistellsSkype thatthe accountisn’tbeingcreatedbyan automated
program.If youcan’t read the CAPTCHA,y...
10. Download and use Skype.Once your account iscreated,youcan downloadandbeginusing
Skype.Youmay see a page askingif youwo...
How do I call someone inSkype for WindowsDesktop?
You can make a voice orvideocall to anyone onSkype,anywhereinthe world,f...
How do I sendan instant message in Skype for WindowsDesktop?
Skype instantmessagingmakesiteasytokeepintouchwithyourcontact...
Share files,contacts and videomessages
You can senddocuments,photos,videomessagesandcontactsto yourfriends.
To share media...
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SKYPE - What is it & How does it work? Skype is the technology that allows you to Video Chat Professionally. Many employers are hosting Skype interviews to screen their applicants in the first round. Be prepared by having an account. The more familiar you are, the more comfortable and confident you will appear during those initial meetings/conferences.

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Skype the how to's

  1. 1. What is Skype? Skype is a free online video chat application that is fun and convenient to use. Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your mobile, computer or a TV with Skype on it. How to setup a Skype Account 1. Openthe Skype homepage. Clickonthe “JoinUs” linkinthe top-rightcornerof the page.This will take youto the “Create an account” page. 2. Choose how you will log in. Youhave three differentoptionswhenitcomestoSkype accounts. You can use Facebook,yourexistingMicrosoftaccount,oryoucan create an accountjust for Skype. o If you are logginginwithaMicrosoft or Facebookaccount,all youneedisyourlogin detailsforthataccount and youcan start usingSkype.If youare creatingan account just for Skype,readon.
  2. 2. 3. Enter the requiredinformation. Inorder to create yourSkype account,you will needtoenter your firstandlast name,anemail address(whichremainsprivate),yourcountry,andyour language. o Optional informationincludesyourbirthday,gender,city,andmobile phone number. o If you're an international traveler,choose the countrywhere youwill be usingSkype mostfrequently.
  3. 3. 4. Indicate how you plan to use Skype. Youcan selectbetweenbusinessandpersonal use.This informationhelpsSkype determinehow peopleuse theirservices.Thisisan optional question. 5. Come up with a Skype Name. Thisname is displayedtootherusers,andisone way forpeople to lookyouup. Thisname will be public.Youcannotchange your Skype Name later,soif youdon’t like whatyouselectyouwill have tocreate a new account.
  4. 4. 6. Create a strong password. Since Skype will have yourfriends’andfamily’scontactinformation,it isimportantto create a password that isstrong yetmemorable.If yourpasswordistooweak, Skype will notletyouuse it. 7. Choose whetherto receive mail from Skype. Skype will offertosendyoumessagesaboutnew productsand special offers.The boxesare checkedbydefault,butyoucanuncheckthembefore youcontinue if youdon’twantto receive salesemails.
  5. 5. 8. Enter the CAPTCHA. ThistellsSkype thatthe accountisn’tbeingcreatedbyan automated program.If youcan’t read the CAPTCHA,youcan clickthe Refreshbuttontoget a new one,or clickthe Listenbuttonto hearit readout-loud. 9. Read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Make sure thatyou are OKwithhow Skype will use and notuse yourpersonal information.If youare satisfied,clickthe green“Iagree – Continue” buttonat the bottomof the page.
  6. 6. 10. Download and use Skype.Once your account iscreated,youcan downloadandbeginusing Skype.Youmay see a page askingif youwouldlike tobuySkype credits.Youcan ignore thisfor now,or buycreditsif you knowyouare goingto use them.Skype creditsare usedtoplace phone callsto mobile phonesorlandlines;callstootherSkype usersare alwaysfree. Tips  It's a good ideatounderstandthe iconsthat appearat the bottomof the page whenyoumake or receive acall.If the image of yourself orthe otherpersonisn'tshowingup,you'll probably see that one of those iconshas a slashthroughit.A slashalwaysmeansthatthat particular feature isnotin use.If youraudioisn't working,checktomake sure that the speakericon doesn'thave a slashthroughit,either. Warnings  All Skype usersmustbe 13 or older(14 theyrecommend) toregisteranaccountas the COPPA advisesthemnottocollectpersonal informationfromachildbelow age 13.
  7. 7. How do I call someone inSkype for WindowsDesktop? You can make a voice orvideocall to anyone onSkype,anywhereinthe world,forfree.Simplyfindyour family,friendsandcolleagueswhoare usingSkype andaddthemto yourcontact list.Whenyou’ve addedthem,it’seasytomake a call.Andnow you can translate voice andvideocallsin6 languages(for userson Windows7 andabove).
  8. 8. How do I sendan instant message in Skype for WindowsDesktop? Skype instantmessagingmakesiteasytokeepintouchwithyourcontacts andgroups whereverthey are.You can share files,photosandcontacts,andbringyour IMs to life withMojisandemoticons.
  9. 9. Share files,contacts and videomessages You can senddocuments,photos,videomessagesandcontactsto yourfriends. To share mediawithyourfriends,clickone of the iconsbelow the chatwindow.Youmightneedtoclick the paperclipicontosee these icons:

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