How to use Skype Course – Easy Video Lessons for Windows

6 quick & easy video lessons

1 hour total


A primer course of easy video lessons that shows you the basics of how to keep in touch with friends and family worldwide for free with Skype

Skype Lessons




Downloading & Installing Skype



This lesson shows you how to download and install the free program Skype

Running Skype for the first time



This lesson shows you what happens the first time you open Skype, including how to set up the free account that is needed to use the program

Adding a contact or “buddy” to your list



Skype, like most chat programs, uses a list of contacts or “buddies” that lets you keep in touch with your friends, family, or whomever you want to be able to talk to with the program.

This lesson shows you how to find and add a contact to your list

Setting your “status”



Your “status” is a way to let people know if you are available for a conversation in Skype.

Setting your status to Available, Away, Busy, etc. is easy to do, and being able to recognize when one of your contacts in Skype might not be able to chat is a simple but important skill

Calling someone with Skype



See how to call someone in your contact list so you can have an audio (voice) conversation, or even a video conversation with them for free, anywhere in the world.

Video chats need a web cam, which often comes included in most modern computers

When someone calls you with Skype



This video lesson shows you what you see when someone tries calling you for a chat, and how to go from there

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