Skype Calling Tips

Get Skype calling tips in this free lesson so you can ensure a user-friendly Skype experience.

Skype calling tips

Now that you know how to make voice and video calls on Skype, it's time to learn how to avoid common communication problems like poor audio quality, webcam mishaps, and other technical issues. Just follow these tips, and keep them in mind every time you use Skype.

Finding the right spot

Before you sit down to make a call, think about your surroundings. Is there a lot of background noise? Are there people nearby who might overhear you? This is especially important if you like to use Skype from your laptop or mobile device. Here's some advice to help you find the right location.

Making the call

Have you ever been on a call in which the other person sounded far away? How about a video call where the webcam appeared to be shaking? These are common problems that usually come down to user error, not a technical issue. To make sure the other person can see and hear you clearly, follow these tips:

Solving technical issues

When you experience a technical problem on Skype, the best place to go for help is its website—and specifically its support homepage. There, you can choose a topic or conduct a search related to your problem (for example, strange sound or why do I hear an echo).