TECHNOLOGY: Stay in touch on Skype

James Stoner
James Stoner
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With over 300 million users, Skype is one of the most popular downloads in the app store.

The free Internet calling app offers an easy and cheap way to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues across the world.

Users can use Skype to call, video or send files to other Skype users completely free of charge. You can also call other contacts that are not on Skype but there is a fee for this.

The first step to jumping on the Skype bandwagon is to sign up – visit the Skype homepage and click the ‘Get Skype’ button in the top right hand corner.

To create an account, click ‘Join Us’ and follow the instructions. download the app to the device you will be using Skype.

Once you’ve logged in, click ‘Preferences’ then ‘Audio Settings’ to test your webcam and your speakers.

It’s easy to find a friend and add them as a contact on Skype.

Simply click ‘Search’ and type the name, Skype Name or email address of the person you want to add and click ‘Add to Contacts’.

You’ll see when contacts are online and can start making calls, video calls and sending files.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to {mailto: questions@jspc.co.uk| questions@jspc.co.uk|questions@jspc.co.uk}, and if you require further advice, support, or a computer repair, call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122, visit www.jspc.co.uk, or visit them at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

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