Skype is one of the most popular video chat platforms available. It has various uses from business to personal and everything in between. With more than a million downloads, users have figured out how to make the experience the best that it can be. However, not all Skype users are in the know when it comes to Skype hacks.
So, just in case you aren’t, here are a few Skype “hacks” to improve your Skype experience.
Skype can be used on both home and work computers and realistically speaking, you’re bound to miss an important Skype call or two on either platform at some point. Luckily, Skype has a call forwarding feature to remedy this. With the feature, you can forward Skype calls to other Skype accounts or a Smartphone. With call forwarding, calls made to your work computer when it is shut off, can be transferred to your personal phone and vice versa.
Regardless of why you want a home security system, Skype can help you out. With Skype, you can check in on your home when you aren’t there by using to way calling. For this, you need two Skype accounts, a computer with a webcam in your home, and internet access. On one account, set it up so that the account automatically accepts incoming calls. From here, use the other account to call your home account and check in.
Skype can be used to record important calls, as well as silly voice messages. There are a number of free, downloadable plug ins that can be used to record Skype calls. Some need to be triggered manually while others automatically record calls. Call recording can be useful when conducting business meetings and transactions, as well as when you need to save information for later use.
If you’ve ever regretted answering a Skype call after finding out who was calling, you should have utilized Skype’s unique ability to announce callers. This can be done with the download of AudioID. AudioID recognizes who is calling and says the caller’s name out loud. This allows you to decide whether you’re going to answer.
Skype is a fun way to communicate, and it has tons of fun tricks to make it even better. The above hacks were just a few of the best, but not even close to all of them.