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Master Skype on Multiple Devices with Chat Commands

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog then you probably know that I’m a huge of fan of chat commands and roles. I used them to explain how to manage your chats and they often pop up in tips on various subjects. So it probably won’t come as a surprise that I was excited to hear about two new commands which have recently been added.

As with the existing chat commands, you use these two new commands by entering them into the message box of Skype.

Skye chat commands

Controlling Skype across all your devices with /remotelogout

The first of the two new chat commands that I want to discuss is /remotelogout. If you’re signed into your Skype account on multiple devices, this new command signs you out on all of them except for the device you enter the command on.

When you type /remotelogout in the chat window and press send, you won’t get a confirmation of the command but you will notice its effect on other devices. You can even use it on your mobile if, for example, you exit the office in a hurry and forget to sign out.

Checking where you’re signed in with /showplaces

The use of smart phones and tablets continues to grow and, with it, the number of different devices people use Skype across. Trying to remember which devices you’ve signed in on can get difficult quickly. That’s where the other new chat command /showplaces comes in.

When entered, the command shows you a list of the devices that your account is signed in on. This command, together with the remote logout command will give you total control over your Skype presence when using multiple devices.

Are there any chat commands you’d like to see added to Skype? Why not tell us your idea in the Skype Community.

8 thoughts on “Master Skype on Multiple Devices with Chat Commands

  1. How can I cancel the command /remotelogout ?

    • Matthew de Beer said 2 years ago

      Hi Cristhian,

      Simply sign back in on the devices which you signed out by using the command.

  2. ty! long time online! now off lol ty again

  3. Can you someone please tell me where to type this code? Should i type in any contacts message box ? Thanks

    • Matthew de Beer said 2 years ago

      Hi Farhan,

      Chat commands are typed in the box where you type your instant messages. When you press enter the system will recognize it as a chat command.

  4. @Farhan Hasnat: You can type commands in any of your friends chat box.

  5. I am curious. Why do I have two places, from the same computer. One is in capital letters, and the other in under case. My PC’s name is Lotus. And it has ‘2’ sign ins “LOTUS PC and “lotus pc”. When I remote log out, it’s just mine (lotus pc), but then moments later the second LOTUS signs in by itself?

    • Matthew de Beer said 2 years ago

      Hi Trisha,

      Do you by any chance have both Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for modern Windows installed on your PC? That might explain the double sign in. If you’re primarily a desktop user you could consider removing Skype for modern Windows with this guide to uninstalling or changing a program in Windows 8.

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