How to use Skype without an account
Before explaining how to video call via the classic version of Skype, I want to point out the possibility of using the service without installing anything and without registration, acting directly from browser (currently only Chrome ed Edge).
To find out everything in detail, connect to this web page and click on the button Create a free meeting: you will be given a address, which you can share with anyone to get people to participate in your conversation.
By visiting the address in question, it will be possible participate as a guest, by setting a username that is valid for 24 hours, or log in normally with a Skype account. For the rest, all the main functions of Skype are there, including text chat.
During the video call (to be started by clicking on the appropriate button located at the top right and choosing whether to use webcam and / or microphone) you can also start recording conversation, open the chat, share the screen and more.
Video calling with Skype from a computer
Video calling with Skype it is a simple procedure that allows you to contact the people of your interest without spending a cent. From a computer, it is possible to make video calls with Skype either using the software to be installed on your PC or using Skype Online, the Web version of the famous messaging service that allows you to send messages and make calls and video calls using the browser installed on your computer.
In the first case, if Skype is not yet installed on your computer and the latter is equipped with Windows 10, start the Microsoft Store, write Skype in the field Search and, once the application in question has been identified, presses the button Get to start the download. If, on the other hand, you prefer to install the desktop version of Skype, which is also compatible with older versions of Windows and with macOS, connect to the official website of the software and press the button Download Skype.
Download completed, if you have a PC Windows, double-click the file Skype- [version] .exe, pigia sul pulsating Yes and click on your voice Install to start the installation. If you use a MacInstead, open the dmg package just downloaded, move Skype in the folder Applications macOS and open the latter, then right-click on the program icon and select the option open twice in a row, in order to bypass macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers (this is only necessary at first start). For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to download Skype for free.
After starting Skype, press the button Log in or create account, enter your login details in the fields Skype, email o username e Password and click on the button Log in to log into your Skype account. If you don't have one yet, on the login screen, choose the option Click here to create one present next to the writing Do not have an account? and choose whether to register using your phone number or your email address. In the first case, enter the telephone number in the appropriate field and click on the button NEXT, otherwise select the option Use your e-mail address, enter it in the field email@example.com and push button on the pulsating NEXT.
Now, choose a password to use to access your account by specifying it in the field Password, click the button NEXT, enter your data in the fields Your name, Last name, Country / geographic area, Birthday e pigia again its pulsating NEXT. Finally, verify your identity by entering the verification code received in the field Immetti il codice and click sul pulsating NEXT to complete the registration. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to create a Microsoft account.
After logging into your account, you are ready to video call with Skype. If your intention is to call someone you recently chatted with, all you have to do is click on the option Chat, select the contact of your interest visible in the section Recent chats and, in the new screen that appears, click on the icon video camera at the top right to start the video call.
Alternatively, write the name of the person to call in the field People, groups and messages, click here contact of your interest and presses the icon of video camera present in the chat that has opened. Once the video call has started, click on the icon microphone to deactivate / activate your microphone and press the icon of video camera if you want to deactivate your webcam. Furthermore, during the video call, you can also record it by clicking on the button + present at the bottom right and selecting the option Start recording from the menu that appears. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to record Skype video calls.
If, on the other hand, you want to end the call, click on the icon red handset And that's it. To learn more about how Skype works, you can read my in-depth guide.
It will be useful to know that, with Skype, it is also possible to do group video calls: To do this, select the option Chat, presses on the voice + Chat e choose l'opzione New group chat, then type the name to be attributed to the chat, put the check mark next to contacts to be included in the latter and presses the button Done. In the new screen that appears, click the icon of video camera top right and that's it.
Alternatively, select the tab Call, pigia sul pulsating + Call, put the check mark next to people you intend to call, click the button Call and press the icon of video camera to enable video streaming as well. If, on the other hand, you are on a video call and want to add new people, click on thelittle man in alto a destra e seleciona il contact to add to the video call.
Do you prefer to make a video call with Skype without installing it on your computer? In this case, connect to the Skype website using a compatible browser (eg. Chrome), click the button Log in in alto a destra and selects the voice Usa Skype online give the menu to compare.
On the newly opened page, enter your login details in the fields Email, phone or Skype e Password and push button on the pulsating Log in to log into your account. If, on the other hand, you don't have an account yet, choose the option Click here to create one present next to the writing Do not have an account? and follow the registration procedure that I indicated earlier in the paragraphs relating to the Skype software.
On the newly opened page, click the button Contacts (l'icon del book) at the top left, select the option Online to see only the people currently available and click the name of the contact to call. He then clicks on the icon of the video camera at the top right to start the video call.
Alternatively, write the name of the person to call in the field Close your Skype, click his name in the search results and, in the new screen displayed, presses the icon of video camera to start the call with the contact of your interest.
Video call with Skype from your mobile
If you are wondering if it is possible Skype video calls from your mobile, the answer is affirmative as long as the application of the famous messaging service is installed on the latter, available free of charge for Android and iPhone devices.
Then take your smartphone and, if you haven't already done so, download the Skype application from the integrated store. Up Android, then access the Play Store pressing on its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol), write Skype in the search field at the top and start the search by pressing the icon of magnifying glass. After identifying the app in question, tap the button Install and wait for the download to complete. For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to download Skype for Android.
If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone, apr l 'App Store pressing on its icon (the "A" bianca his azzurro background), tap on the item Search in the bottom menu and type Skype in the search field above. Press the button Get related to Skype and confirm your intention via Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.
Now, start the application by tapping on its icon (the White "S" on a light blue background) present on the home screen of your device, presses the buttons Start e Log in or create account, enter your data in the fields Skype, call the email e Password e fai tap sul pulsating Log in to connect to your account. If you have never registered on Skype and do not have an account, tap on the item Click here to create one and follow the registration procedure that I indicated in the chapter on how to video call on Skype from a computer of this guide.
At the first start of the application, presses the buttons Continue e OK to allow Skype to access your contacts and use the microphone and camera of your device, then, to make a video call, tap on the voice Call, write the name of the person you intend to call in the field People, groups and messages and press on his photo.
In the new screen that appears, tap the icon of video camera at the top right to start the video call and wait for your interlocutor to answer. While on a call, you can take advantage of some Skype features by pressing the relevant buttons: the megaphone to mute the audio of the video call; the icon of microphone to disable the microphone of the device in use; the icon of video camera not to show your video; the icon of two arrows (top right) to change the camera in use and the icon of red handset to end the video call.
Also, by pressing the button + and choosing the option Add people, you can add other people to the call and make a group video call while selecting the entry Start recording, you can record the video call in progress.
If, on the other hand, you want to create a group video call by inviting all the people of your interest at the same time, select the option Chat, fai tap sulthe icon of pencil at the top right and choose the item New group chat. Then enter a name in the field Name of the group, put the check mark next to the contacts to be included in the chat and presses the button Done. Finally, tap on the icon of video camera at the top right to start the video call.How to video call with Skype