Skype is one of the best video conferencing tools with its clever features and clutter-free design. Most of us prefer Skype to communicate with clients, co-workers, friends, and family. Since its launch in 2003, Microsoft has been constantly improving upon its features to offer the best to users.
Skype has more than 300 million monthly active users and one billion downloads worldwide. Many of you use Skype for instant messages and online calls but the preferred mode of video conversations has lot more to offer. So, here are 7 amazing things you should know about Skype.
1. It allows you to share your screens with another person.
Skype allows you to share your computer’s screen with the person you are connected, such as your colleagues, boss or family members. This is very helpful for troubleshooting and providing instructions to another person. To share your screen with someone, click on the “+” icon during the conversation.
2. It allows you to share files
Skype allows you to share files with your friends and family such as photos, videos, PDFs, documents and more. The best part is, there are no restrictions on file size. Simply drag and drop the file in the chat box or you can use paper clip icon to select the files.
3. It allows you to send SMS Text Messages
You can send the message in any corner of the world and stay connected with your dear ones by spending a few pennies. All you should do is, right-click on the name of the person and select “Send SMS Message”. Type your message in the message box and tap Send.
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4. Skype allows you to set up “Call Forwarding”
If you don’t want to miss any important call then you can easily activate call forwarding to your mobile.
Skype to Skype call forwarding is totally free. But if you want to activate call forwarding on your mobile, then you can use Skype credits. You will be charged on every call and the rates are standard mobile and landline rates from Skype.
To activate call forwarding, click on Tools in the top menu and select “Option” from the drop-down list.
Once a new window appears on your screen. Click on “Calls” and select “Call forwarding”.
5. It allows you to edit your sent messages
Sometimes you type incorrect information or make some typing mistakes in your message. To fix such incidents or messages, you can edit a sent message. All you have to do is, press the Up-Arrow key and you will see that your sent message has appeared in the text box. So, just edit the message and send it again. You will notice that your new message has been replaced by the previous message.
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6. Skype allows you to use hidden smileys and emoticons
There is always fun to play with smileys and emoticons while chatting with your friends. You can also use hidden smileys and emoticons which are not available on the list. However, you can write their command in the chat box to use them. You can get all the commands from the official Skype website. Get it here
7. It allows you to clear your chat history
Skype allows you to delete your chat history anytime. If you want to delete your chat history then go to the advanced option of “IM Settings”, and click on the clear history option.
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Skype is available on almost every platform including Mac, Windows, Android and iOS which means you can use it on any device of your choice.