Skype’s small business team recently posted about managing Skype calls and messages when you’re away from the office. Today, I’d like to talk about what happens when you come back.
Picture this: you return from a vacation break only to find many unread chat sessions. Or perhaps you have been chatting on Skype on your PC for a few days, and then leave your office and open Skype on a smartphone or tablet while mobile — since Skype Everywhere allows the use of an account on a wide range of devices and platforms. Or maybe you just haven’t opened Skype for a few days on one of your PCs or smartphones.
When you do login you find several “unread” chat messages, usually indicated by seeing a number beside a Contact’s name in the Recent sidebar or a colored Contact name on the iPhone’s Recent screen. It can become tedious trying to “read” each contact’s chat messages individually within a session, especially if one of these chat sessions is a group chat with many messages.
One minor, but very useful, feature that has come to all the recent updates to Skype for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android has been the addition of a way to “Mark All Messages As Read.” But how you accomplish it differs significantly for each platform.
Here’s a summary:
In the larger picture of using Skype this may seem trivial, but it’s one of those tips that can save a lot of time and frustration, especially if you have not logged into Skype on a certain device for a few days or you are following active group chats.
How many devices do you use Skype on?
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