How To Remotely Sign Out Of Skype

We've all heard horror stories about leaving a social media account signed in on the wrong computer. At one point, these stories were quite common and were instrumental in training us to always log out of Facebook. If you do forget to log out of Facebook on a public computer, you can remotely end all sessions. The same holds true for Gmail but this is a feature few services offer. If you have left your Skype account signed in on a public computer, or a phone that is no longer in your possession, you're likely looking for a way to end the session remotely. Skype has a simple little command that does the trick. Read More

How To Turn Off Integrated Calling For Skype Calls In iOS 10

Callkit is a major update in iOS 10. The feature is big for app developers behind major messaging apps. It allows calls from apps like Whatsapp, Viber, and Skype to appear on your lock screen and home screen as though they are regular network calls. Up until iOS 9, alerts for calls from these messaging apps were little more than a notification. With iOS 10, developers are actively integrating Callkit into their apps. The recent Skype update has brought this very same feature to the app. When you get a call on Skype, it appears as though it were a regular call. If you aren't a fan of integrated calling for the Skype app, the app lets you turn it Off. Here's how. Read More

How To Send A Location Update To A Skype Group Conversation

IFTTT is a web service that lets you connect different services together to create a trigger based action. The service has been around for quite some time and is still one of the most unique services on the web today. It works with apps, services, and even devices that have open APIs. A simple text from your device can set your smart thermostat On or Off. Skype has just joined the IFTTT foray and if you have the IFTTT app installed on your iOS or Android device, you can create a recipe that will send a message to a Skype group conversation when you enter a particular location. Read More

How To Sign Out Of The Messaging App In Windows 10

If you connect your Microsoft account to Windows 10, it will automatically assume you want to enable every single app and feature that requires an account be connected. There are a whole host of things you cannot do unless you connect the account but it's the features that self-activate that are the bigger problem. In Windows 10, like in Windows 8, there is an app called 'Messaging' which automatically signs in if you use your Microsoft account on the system. This app is practically barren with little to no settings and no way to turn it Off and yet, it populates with your Skype conversations. The lack of settings for the app include a 'Sign Out' option making it seem as though the only way to be rid of this app is to disconnect your Microsoft account from Windows 10 but fortunately, that isn't the case. You can sign out of the Messaging app and here's how. Read More

Turn Off Audio Alerts For A Group Conversation In Skype

Skype is by far one of the most popular apps used for remote meetings, interviews, and talking to family that lives far far away. Although Skype has mobile apps for both the Android and iOS platform, it's not used the same way as apps like Viber, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger are used. Skype users use it more from their desktops and far less on their mobile phones. Skype not only lets you have one-on-one conversations but also lets you create groups so you can have virtual meetings. That said, if you find you're part of a Skype group conversation that isn't relevant for you, but leaving isn't an option, you can try muting it so that the constant new message alerts don't bother you. Here's how. Read More

Quickly Reply To Skype Messages From A Popup [Jailbreak]

Skype is one of those must-have apps that everyone with a smartphone has installed. As great as the app is, it's a bit on the slow side. That is understandable since the app isn't just for sending text messages but for making video and voice calls as well. That doesn't mean people aren't going to use it to send a quick message and when you receive an IM on Skype, it is somewhat of a wait before the app launches and you can actually reply to it. Plus, you have to leave the app you're currently using. QuickReplyer For Skype is a Cydia tweak worth $2.99 in the BigBoss repository that adds a quick reply option for Skype. The option appears on the lock screen, in Notification Centre, and when you're using an app. As a pre-requisite you must have Couria installed on your device. Read More

How To Delete Skype Conversation For A Single Contact In Windows

There’s no doubting the fact that Skype is the most amazing VoIP services around. Hundreds of millions of people use it everyday, and it’s supported by almost all mobile and desktop platforms. But just like many top notch tech solutions, Skype isn’t without its shortcomings. If you use Skype on Windows, you’d probably be aware that it doesn’t let you remove the chat history of a single contact only and the only (official) way is to delete it is by clearing the entire chat history from Preferences. You’re not completely out of luck though, as there is a way to delete Skype conversation of one user if you want. And in this guide we will show you how. So without any further ado, let’s get straight to it. Read More

How To Record Skype Voice, Video, And Screenshare Calls In Windows

It’s not unusual to have a Skype account these days. Whether you’re sitting on your PC or trying to communicate with others on the go on your mobile, the billion dollar VoIP service has become the de facto standard for making audio and video calls. But while it’s fairly handy at what it offers, the application never has touted any options for recording calls you make through it. There are so many good reasons you may want to record a call with Skype, but there aren’t many free apps that let you do this, especially when it comes to recording video calls. Last week, Fatima covered a brilliant guide about recording Skype calls on a non-rooted Android device. Today, we’re going to show you how to record Skype calls in Windows. Read More

Hands-On With Skype Voice & Video Calls For

I have not touched Skype since the advent of FaceTime, and Viber video calls, but there is still definitely a huge user-base for the service especially in the enterprise market. Integrating Skype across their line of mobile and desktop products has been high on Microsoft's priorities with post-acquisition Skype - the latest product to be integrated is Let's go hands on! Read More

Video Messaging Finally Arrives On Skype For Windows Phone

Skype was a latecomer on Windows Phone, but everyone thought that once the app became available, it won’t be too different from its counterparts on iOS and Android. With the passage of time, this assumption has been proven wrong many times over, as despite being owned by Microsoft itself, the WP app of the service seems to have always been way down in the priority list when it comes to rolling out new features of the service. A few months back, Skype introduced video messaging on all other platforms, but WP7 and WP8 were left out of the picture. Now, however, the feature has finally been added to the Windows Phone app of the service, which means you can record video messages for anyone easily, and then share them even if the other party is not online. Thanks to Skype’s latest update, you can share as many videos with your friends as you want, and that too without having to worry about all the awkwardness that comes with live video chatting. Read More

How To Send Video Messages To Your Offline Contacts In Skype

Voicemail lets you deflect calls when you’re busy in order to be able to access the recorded messages later. If you've ever thought of having that very same feature in Skype - the leading app for making voice and video calls over the internet, we have some great news for you. Skype has just added the feature and you can now send video messages to your Skype contacts even when they’re offline. On free accounts, a video message can be 3 minutes long, but with a premium account, users can send video messages of any length. The video messages can be sent from both desktop and mobile apps of the service, and can be recorded by front facing or regular back cameras on mobile devices. Read More

Auto-Set Skype Status To Do Not Disturb When Using A Specific App

Talk about VoIP, and Skype would probably the first thing to pop up in your mind. It’s apparently become an indispensable mode of communication for many people who like to stay connected with their friends, relatives and coworkers remotely over the internet, although services like Tango, Viber and Whatsapp are on their way to change this trend on mobile devices. Various plugins and apps have also been created by third party developers designed to either improve Skype’s functionality or provide added features in one way or the other. Seaside, for instance, is a very useful app for running multiple Skype sessions on the same Windows computer, while Multi Skype Launcher does the same on Mac. Likewise, SkyRemote is a minuscule plugin for remotely sharing your desktop screen with Skype contacts. Skype Status Changer is yet another great plugin that, as the name implies, automatically changes your Skype online status. Read More

Log In To Multiple Skype User Accounts Simultaneously On Mac

Late last year, we covered a little tip to show you how you can run multiple instances of any app on a Mac. It requires you to run a script and is pretty simple even for someone who has never used the AppleScript Editor. Though there is one caveat with that method - it doesn't work for all apps, as we noted in the aforementioned post. Skype was one such app that we identified would not run multiple instances with the script. The reason has something to do with Skype itself, rather than the script. If you were disappointed by this and have the need to run multiple instances of Skype, Multi Skype Launcher is a free Mac app that will do the trick. It’s currently in beta and requires OS X Lion or higher. The app is basically a launcher for Skype, but allows you to launch a new instance of the popular app each time you click it, be it a hundred times if you need to. Read More

How To Continue Using Windows Live Messenger Without Switching To Skype

Not even a decade ago, Windows Live Messenger – Microsoft's foray into the IM apps – was the most popular online communication medium around, and was heavily used by the youth. Although, it remained renowned for years since its inception, people eventually lost interest in the app, specifically after the introduction of Skype. As Skype and Windows Live Messenger are both owned by Microsoft now, the company decided to shut down the latter, forcing existing Messenger users to update to the former. Though for certain regions, Microsoft is still keeping the service alive and its servers running . Messenger Reviver 2 is a Windows app that can bring Windows Live Messenger back from the dead by patching necessary application files and bypassing the forced upgrade window. Read on for more details. Read More

Use Multiple Skype Accounts Simultaneously On Windows With Seaside

Voice over Internet Protocol – or simply VoIP – has become significantly popular during the past few years. This revolutionary technology allows making voice and video calls over the internet, saving you those hefty monthly phone bills. When it comes to VoIP, Skype is one huge player that simply can not be overlooked. The now Microsoft-owned service has earned critical acclaim due to its efficient and reliable communication medium, becoming the default choice for many when employing a VoIP service. People who use Skype’s desktop client would know that the app doesn't let you sign in with multiple Skype accounts simultaneously, which can be quite an annoyance should you have separate personal and work Skype accounts that you want to use at the same time. This is where lightweight Windows app Seaside comes to the rescue; it simply allows you to run more than one instance of the Skype desktop app. Read More

How To Record Audio From Skype Calls In High Quality On Mac

If you’ve ever held interviews, conference calls or just any important calls over Skype that you later needed the transcript for, you might have wished there was a way to record a Skype call. Windows’ users have it easy when it comes to recording Skype calls, but there aren't many free solutions if you’re using a Mac. This little guide details all the information you'll need to record a Skype call on your Mac. You will be working with free apps entirely, and there will be no Terminal commands to complicate things. The overall process to set everything up shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. Read More

Record Picture-In-Picture Skype Video Calls On Windows

Skype is unarguably one of the best communication clients for instant messaging, voice and video calling. It offers crisp video and audio quality over a stable connection, which is why, for users all over the world, it is a default medium for staying in touch with friends and loved ones. While being available to everyone for free, the premium account of Skype offers extended services, such as group video calls, screen sharing and file transfer capabilities. Apart from all these built-in features, there are a lot of plugins and third party applications that add to the usability of Skype, quite a few of which we have covered here at AddictiveTips. Today, we present to you another similar third party Windows application called Free Video Call Recorder for Skype that, as its name suggests, allows you to record Skype video calls. The app records both the video and audio feed from your own webcam and that of the other party. You can choose to record video from both sides in a picture-in-picture view, video from the other party only or just the audio from both sides. Keep reading past the break for further details on this nifty app. Read More

Hands-On With The Official Skype App For Windows 8 [Review]

It is an important year for Microsoft. They announced a new version of their Office productivity suite, Windows 8 is ready for launch, and the software giant has finally jumped on to the tablet market bandwagon. Furthermore, the rumor mill states that the next Xbox is already in the pipeline. After its acquisition by Microsoft in 2011, Skype has become another one of its major offerings. The cross-platform VoIP software is available for all the major desktop and mobile operating systems, including Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. One major counterpart of Skype that was missing the scene for quite a while was the Modern UI (Windows Store) version, but not anymore. The Modern UI-style Skype app has just been released for Windows 8, and we have to admit it that it feels quite robust and snappy. Microsoft announced earlier this week that it will be available on October 26th, but it looks like the company had a change of mind. The feature-rich app lets you make both audio and video calls, where the latter supports both windowed and full screen mode. It runs seamlessly in the background, and can be snapped to the left or right of the screen (like other Windows Store apps) during calls. Read More

Record Skype Audio Conversations In Windows With Phrozen Skype REC

VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is the most convenient way of staying in touch with your friends, family and business associates. Skype is a widely used VoIP supported application that is free, easy to use and works on almost all major platforms. However, one feature that is still missing in this otherwise great software, is a call recording option. Obviously, the feature has been left out due to privacy reasons, but it does have its advantages. For instance, it can prove to be particularly useful to keep a record of business meetings over Skype. If you are looking for a way to record Skype conversations for any reason, then look no further than Phrozen Skype REC. The application is capable of recording a Skype audio stream and save it in a defined directory in WAV format. When loaded, it works silently in the background without disrupting your workflow. Read More

Make Skype, Google Voice & Talkatone Calls Directly From Stock iPhone Contacts App

Services like Skype and Google Voice provide users with a convenient and economical way of making voice calls from their iPhone, and the best part is that when the conversation starts, you are not likely to feel like you are not talking to someone over an ordinary phone call. Having said that, you still have to access Skype, Talkatone and Google Voice via their respective clients, and thus, it can get a bit cumbersome calling someone who isn’t added to your Skype account, but whose credentials are saved in the stock Contacts app. MultiDialer is a Cydia tweak that extends the Call menu for phone numbers in your jailbroken iPhone to include calling options for Skype, Talkatone, GVoice, Z4 & textPlus. Users of MultiDialer will get the option to make their calls from these sources even when they tap a phone number from some external source, like a website or an email. Read More