Skype is a software that enables you to connect with others through free video calls, voice calls, or chat. It can be used both on your computer and on your phone. Skype is simple to use and it allows elderly family members to communicate with their loved ones even when they are far away. In this article, we will show you the steps to using Skype.
Step 1: Connect to the Internet
Make sure you are connected to the internet and the connection is stable so that your calls are uninterrupted.
Step 2: Downloading the Skype Software
Once you have stable internet access, you can download the Skype software through its website or from the Google Play Store/Apple Store on your phone. Alternatively, if you do not want to download the application, you can just use the Web version available on Skype’s website.
Step 3: Creating Your Account
Once you have downloaded the app, register a new account by setting up your username and password.
Step 4: Add People to Your Contacts
Once your account is set up, it’s time to add people to your contacts. You can let your family know your username and ask them to add you. Or you can just add them yourself following these steps:
- Click the Contacts tab on the left-hand side
- Click Add Contact on the top right-hand corner
- Type in your contact’s username, click Add and you’re done!
Step 5: Start a Call or Chat
After adding your loved ones to your contact list, you are now ready to make the call! Just click on the contact’s picture and call them. You can choose between video calls or voice calls. There will also be a ‘+’ button. This button is for adding more people into the conversation. So, if you want to call all your sons and daughters, you can!
Alternatively, if you only have time to type in a message or want to keep the conversation going, you can also chat with your contacts – it is much like text messaging.
Step 6: End call
To end your call, click on the red phone button and your call will end.
Congratulations! You now know how to use Skype. Use it anytime and anywhere for future conversations and catch-ups.
Why Should You Learn to Use Skype?
Skype is a great tool for communication as you can video call, voice call, type, or text your loved ones with the software. It can be downloaded both on the computer and on the phone. Best of all, it is completely free to use anywhere. All you need is an internet connection. The benefits of using Skype are:
- You can communicate with loved ones to find out how they are doing.
- You will feel connected with the world. As more people are relying on technology, being able to use this software can reduce your fear of missing out.
Skype is free and can be used anywhere. If you are living in a senior living community, you can make use of Skype in a computer area with internet access, even if you do not have a phone.