How to Use Skype for a Conference Call

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How to Use Skype for a Conference Call
With Skype, you can keep in touch with several people at once. (Mario Tama/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Skype's major functions include chatting via text -- as you could with any instant messenger -- as well as making and receiving phone calls. When you make these calls to other Skype users, there is no charge. For calls to landlines and cellphones, however, you must subscribe to one of Skype's paid plans or add money to your Skype balance. This is true for individual calls as well as conference calls. If you wish to make video conference calls, you need to subscribe to Skype Premium.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Skype. The program may sign you in automatically if you have set it up to do so. If it does not, sign in manually.

  2. 2

    Click the "Contacts" tab in the left portion of Skype if it is not already active. Click the "Create a Group" option in the lower right corner of this section.

  3. 3

    Drag the contacts who you wish to add to your conference call from your list of contacts in the left portion of the screen to the grey area at the top of the new group, located in the right portion of the screen.

  4. 4

    Click the green "Call Group" button when you have finished adding contacts to your group. This calls everyone in the group.

Tips and warnings

  • If you wish to add someone else to an ongoing call or conference call, click the "Add People" button during the call. Select the contact you wish to add, then click the green "Add to Call" button.

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