Advanced | How to Set Up Skype

Make a phone call over the Internet? Now you’ve heard everything, right? But it is indeed possible with a program called Skype. Skype is also popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. If you’re ready to add to your computer know-how, try it.

What you’ll need:• A webcam

That’s it! Follow these steps to get started.

Step 1: Find the Skype web site.

Open your Internet browser and type into the address bar.

Step 2: Start the downloading process.

Once Skype loads in your web browser, click on “Get Skype” at the top of the window to download basic, free Skype-to-Skype calling. The download should begin automatically.

Step 3: Get ready to set up Skype.

Choose “save file” when Skype is done downloading, and double-click on Skypesetup.exe from your downloads window to begin installing. If you can’t find Skype in your downloads, open the file on your computer you saved it to.

Step 4: Install Skype to your computer.

The Skype setup wizard will help you through the installation process.

Step 5: Run the program.

When it has finished installing, double-click the Skype icon on your desktop to run the program.

Step 6: Have fun with Skype!

Congratulations, you’ve successfully turned your computer into an internet phone! Set up your account and enjoy making free calls to other Skype users and staying in touch with loved ones.

Step 7: Find Skype Friends

How do you find Skype members, right? You can try plugging names into Skype’s search engine to find people. Or, if you know a person’s Skype name, you can find him/or that way. You can also find Skype members by using your e-mail contact list. You simply type in your username and password of your email account, and Skype will show you who on your contact list is also a Skype member. Skype will give you instructions on how to add each person to your Skype contact list.

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