Questions tagged [skype]

Skype is an app that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. The service within the Skype network is free.

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Skype not notify of new messages until it is opened

My Skype is not showing new messages or Skype call until I open it. I have a Samsung J6+. It night be my fault due to changing many settings at once now causing Skype to behave this way. So it was ...
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Skype message to open local video file

I'm using Skype on Android 7. I have stored a video locally on the phone on the location /storage/emulated/0/myvideo.mp4. How can I send a skype message (from another device) so that on the above ...
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Android Skype for Business URL compatibility

I was planned to participate in a meeting and was given an URL of following format from my partner: conf:sip:john.doe@ms.com;gruu;opaque=app:conf:focus:id:478367GD%3Frequired-media=audio This URL ...
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How to send a text message from skype on android

How to send a text message from Skype on Android So, I just spent 30 minutes trying to find out where to send a text message (SMS) to a phone number using the latest version of Skype on Android. ...
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Change the user in Skype

I have several Skype accounts. How can I change the account used by the Android Skype app? I don't see a way to log off/log on. Should I de-install & re-install from scratch?
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Logged in, sending a message does NOT work, and calling DOES work after reinstall

NOTHING has changed since I tried UN-installing and RE-installing Skype from scratch of the Android 5.0 Note 3. Except NOW, the CONTACTS are only showing from one contact, which is really odd. Seems ...
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How to use Skype on Android 2.3.5

Can anyone explain me how to use Skype app on Android 2.3.5, because it is no longer available on Play Store for this Android version? Thankful in advance
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Is it possible to hack android phone by contacting the target over Gmail or Skype, if the target does not downloads suspicious files sent over?

In other words, how safe is having Gmail or Skype conversations with complete strangers on android? Suppose the target is wise enough to not open any suspicious files sent to him. How else could his ...
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Downgrade skype on Android to before Microsoft ruined it

I have downloaded a few apk's from APKmirror removed skype from my Nexus 5x adb install -r -d com.skype.raider_7.34.0.114-119668850_minAPI15\(armeabi-v7a\)\(nodpi\)_apkmirror.com.apk 5486 KB/s (...
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Is there a faster version of Skype for Android?

The latest version of Android is painfully slow - on my Sony Z3 it is nearly impossible to use. The previous version were also annoyingly slow and took up a lot of space. Is there an alternative ...
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Skype sent messages I didn't send

On my laptop, I played a video on YouTube. In the morning I looked on my Android phone and discovered that the video had been sent, in Skype, to about six of my contacts. I'm not sure if the sending ...
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How can I stop the Skype notifications from re-enabling?

I have Skype on my Moto G, but I don't use it much. It's primarily for contacting cow-orkers at work. I certainly don't want to get notified every time anyone says one in a group chat while I'm on my ...
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Mystery application called “Add Contacts”

After a factory reset there is no application present on the phone that is called Add Contacts. On such a clean unit I used Google Play Store to install Skype. I think Google Play Store requires some ...
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How can I login to Skype with a username (not phone number or email)

On the Skype app, I can't login to my account with my usual Skype credentials. It keeps telling me "please enter your phone number or your email address". I can login to the desktop version just fine....
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How safe Skype is on rooted Android OS?

Recently I have rooted my Android phone to third party custom ROM. After rooting, I have gone through many articles which says rooting cause serious security issues. Now my question is: how safe is ...
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Skype via car Bluetooth?

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S7, bound it to my car's Bluetooth and able to make/accept regular calls. However I cannot figure out how to make calls from Skype through car's Bluetooth. When phone is ...
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How do I make an expandable skype popup?

I was switching between skype, as a person replied, and twitch on my phone and wasn't paying particularly close attention to the switch at one point and magically there was a little skype icon on my ...
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Conf call passcode repeats in skype application

I installed Skype in my andriod mobile to place conf calls. When AV prompts for passcode, after dialling in passcode, the AV reads passcodes as if dialled multiple times. For example 12345#, AV reads ...
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Skype doesn't receive calls unless the app is open and in the foreground

This is on a Moto E running Android 4.4.4. Skype doesn't seem to receive calls or messages unless the app is open. If the app is not open, then no notification happens.
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How to signin to Skype app on android using facebook account?

I read an answer here for this question but that is not working. If someone has alternate answer please post.
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How to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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ADB Backup does not work for Skype App

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 6. The ROM is stock and not rooted. My bootloader is locked too. When I try to save the Skype data files (chats, messages...) nothing will be saved. adb backup -noapk -...
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How to make Skype always active, reliably receiving and notifying about calls in the background

There's a long-running issue with Skype for Android where, in recent versions (since 2014 I believe), it very often ignores incoming calls and doesn't notify about messages when it is running in the ...
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Skype Android: how to remove skype online status from notification?

Skype keeps on showing my online status in the notifications. It's a irritating thing for me. Please help me to get rid of it.
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Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?

I have a Chromebook with an ARM processor. I have installed Ubuntu on that Chromebook. However, since there is no Skype-binary for ARM Linux, is it possible to use the version of Skype of the ...
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Abysmal Skype audio on Asus Fonepad 8

I bought a new Asus Fonepad 8 for a friend. It works great, and the sound is crystal clear. The only exception is Skype - all calls sound perfect on the receiving end, but on the Fonepad everything ...
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How do I stop Skype from automatically logging in?

I log out of the app and it's fine for a while. But it seems to be logging in without me manually doing it, and it's really annoying. And I'm not even logged in on my Laptop!
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Chrome and Skype takes up a lot of storage

I'm not sure if this is a problem different for anyone but these apps are very large. I'm on a very limited storage of 2Gb with no move to sd capabilities and both these apps rise above 150Mb in ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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Skype Camera on Android

I am using Android TV Box 4.4 which has features like a Tablet.Whenever I am using Skype, voice is O.K but the camera other party see is very dark,I have tried different versions of Skype … but ...
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Skype is denied to use camera

My Skype on my Android 4.4.4 used to work fine, until about 2 hours ago, when it simply refuses to use my camera, flashing a message (AKA toast) that reads: Skype is denied to use camera What ...
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Android spammy ad highjacking

This past day my Android tablet has been showing me invasive fullscreen ads (for Candy Crush, as it turns out, which I've never downloaded) while I've been using skype and gmail app. About one ...
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Block persistent notifications, but keep regular ones?

I use Steam and Skype. I'd like to be able to hide the ongoing "Online" notifications each service have without them being killed in the background. Skype has an option to disable the ongoing ...
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when sending text it directs me to use skype instead why

when i try to send a text to someone new it sends me to skype. why. SayI get a call and want to send them a text it sends me to skype instead of allowing me to send a regular text message
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Can't stop Skype from intercepting phone calls

I am using the HTC One 806w with Android 4.4.3 version. When I attempt to call from phone, it showed me a screen whereby I could select the Skype application. I selected it but I'd like to remove the ...
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How can I get Skype to run on a MD700 tablet?

My uncle bought a cheap MD700 tablet (running Android 4.1.2) and strongly desired to use Skype on it, but for some reason the application didn't recognize microphone input. All it could be heard on ...
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How to get Dialler Call Option “Viber, Skype” on Android 4.4.2 with Samsung Galaxy S5

At the dialer screen I do not receive the option to call using regular number, Skype or Viber. How can I fix this so that I'm prompted when I want to make a call? Any suggestion would help me a lot....
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How to logout from Skype to relogin under other name? [duplicate]

How to logout from Skype to relogin under other name? I mean skype for pad-sized computers. If I press avatar, then I have "exit" entry at the bottom. But if I click this entry, then Skype just ...
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How to keep Skype contacts merged?

I have configured Skype to display its contact list on the main People app, along with my phone contacts. Some of them were automatically merged, for others I had to manually do it, but in the end ...
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Contacts app: What does the small colored green or orange circle above the account icons mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII when I view my contacts list in the Contacts application each contact entry has a list of small icons on the lower-right hand side corresponding to accounts where that ...
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Is it possible to run multiple instances of Skype?

In windows I'm using multiple accounts of Skype simultaneously using MultiSkype Launcher. Is there any way that I can use multiple Skype accounts or at least two accounts simultaneously without ...
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Skype spawns a process called VideoMonitor that's running after signing out from Skype. What is it and why is it there?

Skype version 5 on KitKat. It's concerning, given the company's track record of lack of respect for privacy. I'm not suggesting it's taking pictures, but it could be some additional tracking of ...
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Change pre-installed Skype.apk with a newer on on a Rooted device

Manipulation made with Device : Rooted and Remounted the system. Removed old Skype version 4.0.xxxx (it is obsolete and can't connect even with internet connection). Deleted old APK and put another ...
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how to stop auto login on Skype for Android

Please help me to stop auto login in Skype. There is an account that is always login again and again, although I chose to logout and sign in with another Skype name. I tried on Settings/applications/...
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How to login in Skype via Facebook?

I have a skype account that I created via Facebook login and can use it on my PC or Mac just fine. Now I want to use Skype on Android and have installed the official app. Yet the app lacks an option ...
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Prevent Skype from vibrating/beeping the phone when I'm chatting on the computer

I have Skype on my Android phone, and I'm logged into the same account from both the phone and my PC, but it's annoying that when I'm chatting from my PC, the phone constantly vibrates and beeps with ...
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Skype showing me as online - after stopping app and even after device shutdown?

Scenario A: start Skype do some other work shut down the Android device Problem: My contacts are still seeing me as being "online". Strangely enough there seems to be no heartbeat feature ...
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How to shut down Skype [duplicate]

First off, I know this question has already been asked three times, but since I can't comment (don't have enough points), I'll just create a new post! So, none of the workarounds mentioned in the ...
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How to setup an Android tablet for use by an older person

I consider myself fairly competent with tech, but I am more of an Apple guy so I had very limited exposure to Android, so far, and my problem is that I want to set up an Android tablet (Acer Iconia ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: http:...