The article is intended for users of screen readers with Skype who have visual impairments, and is part of the Skype Accessibility resource collection. Visit Skype Support to get more general help.
Skype allows you to navigate the profile of someone you’ve contacted or a person you’ve contacted using a screen reader (VoiceOver on iOS devices, TalkBack on Android devices). Profile features include starting calls and conversations, blocking or deleting contacts, and changing chat settings. This article contains information about using Skype with the latest version. Here’s how to update Skype if you need more information.
View a profile
You can view a Skype contact’s profile or view a Skype chat session by swiping right in Skype until you hear “Chats” or “Contacts”
You can view the profile of a contact by double-tapping and holding on it in the Chats or Contacts list. Contacts or chats are identified by their display names.
You can view your profile by swiping right and tapping twice. A dialog box appears with the User profile.
Navigate to a profile.
If you’ve contacted or chatted with someone, the profile contains a number of actions you can perform.
Add a contact to favorites
You can add a profile to your favorites by selecting it in a profile and double clicking it. A Skype chats or contacts list is displayed with favorites at the top.
Rename a contact
Double-tap the screen when you hear “Edit profile” in a profile.
Using your right swipe, tap the contact’s name twice.
The on-screen keyboard can be used to enter the new contact name. After you have finished, double-tap the screen after hearing “Save.”
Start a chat or call
Chatting or calling a contact can be done in the following ways:
Sending a message is as easy as double-tapping the screen to launch a chat pane with a contact after you swipe right until you hear “Send message.”
Using the double-tap shortcut, swipe right until “Start call” appears, and then press the start button.
Double-tap the screen when you hear “Start video call” to begin the video call.
Sliding right will bring up “Start private conversation,” and double-tapping the screen will initiate a private message. Private conversations are protected by encryption of messages, media files, and phone calls.
Create a new group
After you’ve swiped right on a contact’s profile, double-tap on the screen until you hear “Create new group with,” followed by their name. Create a new group is the message you hear.
A list of current team members, a list of suggested team members, and a Search people and bots button appear within the Create new group dialog. Sliding left or right will allow you to navigate between them.
When you double-tap the screen, you can filter the list of suggested members. The Search box can be accessed by typing a name. The suggested contact can be added to the group by swiping left or right to the correct entry, then double tapping the entry.
You can create a group once you’ve finished adding members by swiping left or right and hearing “Done.”
Use the Chat gallery
Photo albums, files, and web links can be found in the Chat gallery. Previously shared content can be browsed easily with it.
You can open a chat gallery by double-tapping a profile after you swipe right. Chat gallery opens after the profile is closed.
By swiping right, you will hear the current tab in the Chat gallery. Tap the screen twice to select a tab by swiping left or right.
Configure chat settings
A chat profile provides access to the settings. Whether you want to receive notifications or not, you can toggle them on and off, or delete entire conversations. Besides toggling notifications separately for private chats, deleting private chats, and ending private chats, which lets you continue chatting without end-to-end encryption, you can also delete or end private chats.
Double-tap the chat settings icon in the chat profile when you hear “Chat settings.”
You can select the setting you want by double-tapping the screen after you swipe right.
Remove or block a contact
To remove a contact:
Then double-tap the screen when you hear “Remove from contact list” on a profile. You will be prompted to remove the contact from your list.
You can confirm the removal by double-tapping the screen once you hear “Remove.”.
To block a contact:
You can block a contact by double tapping the screen when you are in a user profile.
You can report abuse from this person by double-tapping the screen once you hear “Report abuse from this person.”. Double-tapping the screen will let you select the reason for your report.
Double-tap the screen after you hear “Block.” Swipe right until you hear “Block.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I share my screen on Skype Android?
When you start a Skype call, make sure you are using the latest version of Skype. Next, begin screen sharing during the call as follows:
The option can be selected on both a desktop and a web browser. You can then select which screen you wish to share by clicking on the screen sharing button.
If you are using an Android device, you have to tap the more button and then the. There is a button that allows you to share your screen with others.
On iPhones and iPads, you will need to press the more button, followed by the. There is a button for sharing the screen.
How do I enable screen sharing on Skype?
Since Skype understands the value of privacy, it is only possible to share a window from an application on your device. The only thing you have to worry about after you click on screen sharing is showing your private information to other people.
Why does Skype not let me Share Screen?
Make sure your device is compatible with the application
It is important to check whether your device supports screen sharing if you are unable to use it. The older Android or iOS version of the application may be running on an older version of the operating system, so you will need to upgrade it. Update your system also if it needs it.
Can you control screen on Skype?
Select Give Control from the sharing toolbar. You can give control to anyone by selecting their name. When you share control with someone, Skype for Business notifies them. It is very simple to take back control of the situation by clicking Give Control again, then click Take Back Control again.
How do you share screens on Skype mobile?
When you use Skype on a mobile device, it is very simple to share the screen with other people. Whenever you’re on a Skype call, regardless of whether you’re using an Android or an iOS device, simply tap the “more” button, which will bring up two screens, one directly behind the other, where you can share your screen with your colleague. On Android, that’s it.
How do I share my screen on Skype iPhone?
Launch the Skype app on your iOS device and select the conversation in which you want to share your screen. From the top toolbar, select Video Call. You can access the menu by tapping the three dots after the video call has begun. Click “Share Screen” to share your screen.
Can you Share Screen on iPhone?
FaceTime can be started. Share Content by tapping the button. You can share your screen by tapping Share My Screen.
Can Skype Share Screen and Audio?
At the top of your screen, click on the video call icon. Your device’s speaker is turned off by default when you use Skype. In the bottom-right corner, tap on the ellipsis (three small dots) and then on “Share Screen.” To turn it on, tap on “Speaker Off.”
How do I share my screen on Skype for Business?
Screen sharing or sharing a program
In the meeting window, click the Share button. You can share your desktop view by clicking Share Screen or a specific program by clicking Share Program. Your programs, files, and notifications will be visible to everyone in the meeting when you share your desktop.All images and contents credit goes to support.skype.com