When it comes to voice and video calling over the internet, Skype might be the first name that pops up in your mind. Skype is definitely a great way to make cheap phone calls. You can use Skype to make phone calls not only with other Skpye users, but also you can make domestic and international calls for a low price using your device’s data plan or WiFi connection. Skype is also a secure way of sending and receiving information. Skype does its best to make sure it would be impossible to use a Skype hack tool. This tutorial gives a complete guide on how to use Skype and make calls with it.
Steps to use Skype
Using skype is not with complications. In fact, you can start using Skype for making calls by following some easy steps. Depending on your platform, these steps might be different. In this article, I will explain how to use Skype on Android and iOS devices.
Skype application is free for both Android and iOS devices. You can Download Skype for iOS from App Store. And as for Android device, you can Download Skype for Android from Play Store. In order to be able to use skype on your android phone, you will need Android 2.1 or higher. And for iPhone, Skype requires iOS 4.0 or later.
So the first step in using Skype is to download the app. Check your device compatibility and head to the specific store for your platform.
Set up Skype
Here is a guide on how to set up and use Skype for both Android and iOS devices.
How to use Skype on Android
After you have installed Skype on your Android device, tap on it to open the app. Then you will be asked to enter your username and password. If you don’t have a Skype account, you will need to sign up to create one.
On the next step, Skype will ask you if you want to sync your phone book contacts with your Skype contacts. You can choose not to sync the contacts. But if you sync them, you will be able to make Skype calls with your phone contacts easily from Skype menu.
On the main Skype page you can see different buttons: Contacts, Recent, Call phones, and Profile. The “Recent” button shows recent events such as call history and your instant messages. The “Call phones” button allows you to make a call to a physical phone (as opposed to a Skype username), and the “Profile” button lets you edit and update your profile and status message.
How to use Skype on iOS
After you have installed Skype on your iOS device, tap on it to open the app. Then you will be asked to enter your username and password. If you don’t have a Skype account, tap on Create account to sign up.
On the bottom of the Skype page, you will see different buttons. The Contacts button allows you to find your Friends who are using Skype. You can also search for a specific contact and invite them to Skype if they are not on Skype.
You can choose a specific contact to make a voice or video call with them. After you have chosen the contact, tap on the video icon to make a video call or tap on the phone icon to make a voice call.
You can view your call log and message history in the ‘Recent‘ section and you can edit your profile in the ‘My info‘ section.
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