Tips and Tricks for Chatting with Skype
We all love chatting with Skype so this week we’ll be posting hints and tips on group chat, chat history, bookmarking, emoticons and lots more to help you get the most out of Skype.
Starting a Chat
Chat is great for talking to your friends, family and colleagues when you don’t feel like speaking or maybe you’re busy in a meeting. To start a chat
1. Select the participant you would like to chat with from your Contacts List.
2. Then simply click the chat toolbar button.
3. A chat window will appear where you can type text chats to your friend and read their replies instantly.
A picture tells a thousand words and with Skype you can send emoticons or small pictures in chats to show how you’re feeling. You can send emoticons by typing in a shortcut such as “” or or by selecting the drop down menu labelled emoticons to select the picture you’d like to send. For example, if you write your friend will see a picture showing “thumbs up”.
If you don’t like these little figures, you can disable them under Skype -> Preferences -> Chat.