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How to Remove People From Skype Chat

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Ken White began his writing career in 1972 as a reporter for a local Florida newspaper. With a career in public safety as a police officer, firefighter and emergency manager, his fiction has also been published in magazines such as "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine." White studied history and psychology at Mercer University.