How to Remove People From Skype Chat

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How to Remove People From Skype Chat
Skype lets group chat creators add and remove participants from the chat. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Skype is a free Internet voice, video and text chat program. You can add up to 100 of your Skype contacts to a group text chat as the creator of the chat. The creator can password-protect the chat, set a topic for the chat and allow new users to join the chat. If a user in the chat becomes disruptive, the creator can also remove users temporarily or remove and ban them so they can't rejoin.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Start Group Chat

  1. 1

    Open Skype. Type your user name or select it from the "Skype Name" drop-down menu and enter your password. Click "Sign In."

  2. 2

    Click "Group" in the Contacts panel. Drag and drop contacts from the Contacts panel to the Group window to start the group chat.

  3. 3

    Click "Add People" in the Group window to add additional contacts to the group chat. Click a contact to highlight it or hold the "Ctrl" key and click multiple users. Click "Select" to add them to the chat.

    Remove User From Chat

  1. 1

    Type "/kick Skypename" in the conversation box at the bottom of the chat window to remove a person from the group chat. For example, if you want to remove a member named Bob12345, type "/kick Bob12345." Repeat the command to individually remove additional chat participants.

  2. 2

    Type "/kickban Skypename" in the conversation box at the bottom of the chat window to remove a person from the chat and ban him from rejoining. For example, if you want to remove and ban a user named Sam12345, type "/kickban Sam12345." Repeat the command to individually remove and ban additional people in the chat.

  3. 3

    Type "/get banlist" in the conversation box at the bottom of the chat window to view a list of people who have been banned from the group chat. To unban a person and allow him back into the chat, type "/set banlist -Skypename." For example, to unban a user named Bob12345, type "/set banlist -Bob12345."

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