Tip: turning a regular Skype call into a conference call
Here’s a question that many of you have recently asked.
> How to add a person onto a current call or connection, to make a conference call, without having to hang up? I have a call on and want to put another on to join but I have not found how to do it without hanging up and then starting a conference call with the parties.
It’s simple, once you know how. In current Skype versions, what you can do is this. Once you have a call going on, go back to your contact list and right-click on the contact you wish to add. You see a neat “Invite to conference” option. (When not in a call, you still see the option, but it’s greyed out since, well, there is no call where to invite this contact.) Once you click that, this contact gets added to your call that automatically becomes a conference call. Simple. Done. And works equally fine with both Skype and SkypeOut contacts.
And I hear that in the next versions, it will be even simpler, so watch out for that.