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2 What is Skype? Skype is a program where you can…
Call people-either by Skype call or by phone Video Call and Chat Send messages Share files (e.g. photos, music, documents) Skype is useful for contacting… Family members Friends Anybody else you are interested in calling!

3 Downloading & Installing Skype
Go to in your web browser On the web page, select the device (computer, mobile phone, etc.) that you want to install Skype on.

4 Downloading & Installing Skype
Scroll down the page to find the version of Skype that applies to your specific device. Click the green download button if you are installing on a computer. If you are installing on a mobile device, then there will be a button to get the app. Other devices will have their own links.

5 Downloading & Installing Skype
When you click the button, Skype setup will download automatically. If it doesn’t download, click the “try again” link on the webpage to attempt the download again. Locate the setup file on your computer and open it to begin the setup process. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Skype.

6 Using Skype- Skype Account
In order to use Skype, you need a Skype account. You can sign up for free by going to and filling out their form and following their instructions. Once you have a Skype account, you can sign into Skype and use it!

7 Using Skype- Adding Contacts
To add contacts, go to the bar at the top of the window/screen and click Contacts, then go to Add Contacts and you should get two options: Search Skype Directory. This will show you a search box where you can find someone by their name, Skype Name, or . Save a Phone Number. Clicking this allows you to add someone’s phone number, like an address book.

8 Using Skype - Calling Phones
Click on the Call Phones( ) icon. A dial pad should open up. Enter the number you wish to call, and switch the nationality (flag) if the phone is in another country. Press the green call button underneath the dial pad to begin the call. Rates are $1.90 a minute, or a $2.99/month subscription. For more information on pricing, visit You cannot use Skype for emergency calls(like 911) and it is not a replacement for your phone.

9 Using Skype- Video Calling
From your contacts list, click on the person you wish to video call. Click on the green button that says Video Call to start the call. Video calls are free as long as they are with a mutual contact.

10 Using Skype- Sending Messages
You can send a message by clicking on one of your contacts and typing in the message box. They can be sent when the person is offline, or online, like a chat. You can send an SMS(text) to a contact if you have their mobile number. All messaging rates apply to who you’re messaging.

11 Using Skype- Sharing Files
If there’s a file you want to share with someone, you can click on their contact and then press the “+” button. From there, you can select the option to “Send file…” and send them a file of your choice. Depending on the size of the file, it may take longer for the recipient to download the file.

12 Any Questions?

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