How to Make My Camera Full Screen in Skype

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How to Make My Camera Full Screen in Skype
Skype allows users to communicate using video and audio technology. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

Skype offers a more personal way to keep in touch with family and friends. In contrast to using a regular telephone or messaging service, Skype allows users to both see and hear the people on the other end of their call. With the help of webcams, a full-screen chat can enhance your conversation by allowing you to see your friends and family in "real-life" proportions. Skype provides a simple user interface in which you can change your settings to full-screen mode.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Select a contact to call using Skype. Click the contact's name in the side panel. Check the settings for your call to ensure a high-quality connection by selecting "Check Settings." Ensure that the microphone, speakers, video, computer speed and Internet connection are functioning properly.

  2. 2

    Select the "Video Call" button to place a call. After your contact has answered, a video screen in a separate window will appear.

  3. 3

    Hover over the video stream. Click the "Full Screen" button that appears in the upper-left corner. The video stream will expand to fill the screen.

  4. 4

    Press "Escape" to exit full-screen mode after you have finished your call.

Tips and warnings

  • Double-clicking the video stream is an alternative way to switch to full-screen mode.
  • Full-screen mode can cause low-quality video streams to appear pixelated.

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