Learn how to… Use Skype in Windows 10
“The Windows 10 Creators Update brought an overhauled Skype app. Here’s how to use its best features”
Last year’s Creators Update introduced a wide range of new features to Windows 10, and one of the apps that saw the biggest changes was Skype. Ever since Microsoft acquired the video calling service in 2011, it has been an integral part of Windows, seamlessly embedded into the operating system and making it incredibly easy to keep in touch with friends and family around the world via free voice and video calls. If you haven’t tried Skype, then now is an excellent time to start since it’s free to download and use.
Video and voice calls to other Skype users are free – potentially saving you huge amounts of money on phone bills. You can also buy Skype credits enabling you to phone – and text – mobile phones and landlines from the Skype app on your Windows 10 device. Read on to find out how to get started and make use of its exciting features…
Recent mess ages Click to view your recent messages. If you have missed any you have been sent recently these will be highlighted here. Contacts Skype works closely with the People app, making it easy to find contacts you know, as well as add any new ones. Search Skype now lets you search for previous messages using this search bar. You can search for people and ‘bots’ as well.