Send a Photo Through Skype

Send a Photo Through Skype

How to Send a Photo Through Skype

Being able to share photos of the kids, grandchildren or your dream vacation with family and friends is priceless. Being able to share those photos instantly with your loved ones while being half way across the world is even better.

Written Tutorial

In order to send a photo to a contact, you’ll first want to locate and tap on the name of the person you want to send an image to, on the left-hand side of your screen.

You should see the conversation between you two on the right. At the bottom of your conversation you’ll see a paper clip icon, click on that and then you’ll see the following icons. Click on the icon furthest to the left (circled in the picture below)

Skype will open up the folders on your computer where you can find the image you want to send. Click on the image then click on Open.

(NOTE: As soon as you Click on Open, Skype will automatically send that image to the person you chose)

In order to receive images from a contact, there is nothing you have to do. They will go through the same steps above and it will appear in your conversations.

Making a Skype Video Call

Making a Skype Video Call

How to Make a Skype Video Call

Now that you have downloaded, installed, made an account, uploaded your profile picture and found your family and friends, let’s have some fun and make a video call. 

Written Tutorial

In this video tutorial, you’ll watch me as I video call my dad who is up in Gulfport, MS while I’m down here in the sunshine state of Florida.

NOTE: If you or your contact do not have a camera either built into your computer or have an external one then you will not be able to video call one another.

First things first are you need to find the person who you want to connect with. You’ll notice on the left-hand side of your screen you have Contacted and Recent.

Contacts: This is a list of every one of the contacts you have on Skype
Recent: This is a list of those you have recently communicated with on Skype

Choose which list you know your contact is on and when you find the person you want to video call simply click on their name. You will then get this little icon located at the top right that looks like a video camera.

Click on the Video Camera icon.

Once that person answers your video call they are able to see you and you are able to see them.

Let’s go through each of these icons you’ll notice on the screen.

  1. Full Screen – This allows you to make everything else go away on Skype and be able to see your loved one a lot closer.
  2. Video on/off – By clicking this icon you can turn your video on or off
  3. Mute button – If you wanted to mute yourself and not allow the other person to hear what you are saying you would choose this icon
  4. Adding people/Send file and more – You have the ability to add people to your call so you can talk to several people at a time
  5. Hanging up – This red button is what you’ll click when you want to end the call and hang up with that person
  6. Instant Messaging – By clicking this icon you’ll get a little chat window that pops up and will allow you to
  7. Your image – This is what you look like when talking to your contact
Sending an Instant Message on Skype

Sending an Instant Message on Skype

How to Send an Instant Message (IM) on Skype

Instant Messaging or IM for short, simply put, is a way to instantly communicate through text with a person. Unlike email, instant messaging gives you the ability to know if the other person is sitting in front of the computer receiving your messages or not. If they are, they can reply instantly.

Written Tutorial

Find the person that you would like to send a message to and tap on their name on the left-hand side of your screen.

Over to the right is where you can see the conversations you’ve had with that contact.

In order to send them a message you would simply click within the box that says “Type a message here” and start typing your message. When you’re done you can either press the enter key on your keyboard or the blue looking airplane.

You’ll notice when the person is typing back because it will say “So and So is typing…” When they send you their reply you’ll see it to the left in the conversation window while you’re replies are to the right.

Finding Family and Friends on Skype

Finding Family and Friends on Skype

Find Family and Friends on Skype and Connect With Them

What good is Skype if you don’t have anyone to Skype with? In this tutorial I’ll walk you through the steps I take to find my family and friends on Skype.

You’ll also see why it’s so important to upload a profile picture of yourself so that your loved ones are not sending a contact request to the wrong person.

Written Tutorial

When you’re logged into your account you’ll notice to the left you’ll see a magnifying glass with the text that says Search, click within that box and start typing the name of the person you want to connect with.

After you have typed the name of the person you are searching you’ll want to click on Search Skype:

After you have typed the name of the person you are searching you’ll want to click on Search Skype.

Skype will begin searching its directory to bring you back all of those people with that name who have a Skype account.

You can look through these contacts and see where each of these people is located. You’ll notice that out of these seven people on Skype only ONE has a profile picture! Now you can see why it’s so important to have your profile picture added to your account.

When you find the person you want to connect with simply click on their name and you’ll be able to add them to your Contacts by clicking on “Add to Contacts”.

Changing Your Skype Profile Picture

Changing Your Skype Profile Picture

How to Change Your Skype Profile Picture

I can’t tell you how many times I have requested the wrong contact on Skype because the person I was looking for did not add their profile picture.

On Skype, each of us have the option to show the details of where we live or not and when a friend or family member does not share that information, coupled with not having a photo, you are bound to send a request to the wrong person. 

Written Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I walk you through how you can upload a picture of yourself or at least a picture that your friends and family will recognize as your personality.

Adding your profile picture to Skype is a great way for family and friends to know that they are connecting with the right person and its super simple to do!

Click on your photo located to the left of your Skype account.

(NOTE: If you do not have a profile picture yet then you should have a blue circle with a white silhouette of a person inside it)

Once you click on your picture this next screen will appear. Click on Change picture (located under your photo).

Now don’t be surprised if you see a picture of yourself, if you have a camera on your computer

You can choose any previous picture you may have used in the past or click on the Browse button to choose a picture from your computer or you can take a picture if you have a camera on your computer.

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