If you want to be efficient using Skype, you need to know the keyboard shortcuts. Here they all are for Windows and Mac.

Skype has been around since 2003, but it’s long remained a great and consistent choice for voice and video calls.


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One of the great things about Skype is that it’s available on lots of devices, meaning you can call your friend on a MacBook from your Windows 10 computer.

To help you use Skype efficiently, we’ve put together this awesome cheat sheet that contains all the Skype keyboard shortcuts you could ever need for Mac and Windows.

FREE DOWNLOAD: This cheat sheet is available as a downloadable PDF from our distribution partner, TradePub. You will have to complete a short form to access it for the first time only. Download the Skype Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac Cheat Sheet.

Skype Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Shortcut (Windows)Shortcut (Mac)Action
Alt + 2Command + Shift + COpen contacts
Ctrl + NCommand + NStart new conversation
Ctrl + Shift + ACommand + Shift + AAdd people to conversation
Ctrl + PCommand + IShow conversation profile
Ctrl + GCommand + GNew group chat
Ctrl + Shift + FCommand + Shift + FSend a file
Alt + Shift + EControl + Shift + EFocus the message composer
Up arrowCommand + Shift + EEdit the last message sent
Ctrl + FCommand + FSearch within selected conversation
Ctrl + Shift + LCommand + Shift + LMulti-select messages
Ctrl + Shift + ECommand + EArchive selected conversation
Ctrl + Shift + UCommand + Shift + UMark as unread
Ctrl + TabControl + TabNext Conversation
Ctrl + Shift + TabControl + Shift + TabPrevious Conversation
Alt + 1Option + 1Navigate to recent chats
Ctrl + Shift + SCommand + Option + FSearch for all contacts, messages, and bots
Ctrl + ICommand + Shift + OOpen Notification panel
Ctrl + Shift + GCommand + Shift + GOpen gallery
Ctrl + DCommand + 2Launch dial pad
Ctrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + RAnswer incoming call
Ctrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + HHang up
Ctrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + KStart video call
Ctrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + RStart an audio call
Ctrl + MCommand + Shift + MToggle mute
Ctrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + KToggle camera
Ctrl + Shift + JCommand + Shift + JResize camera preview
Ctrl + Shift + ACommand + Shift + AAdd people to call
Ctrl + SCommand + STake a snapshot
Ctrl + Shift + PlusCommand + Shift + PlusZoom in
Ctrl + MinusCommand + MinusZoom out
Ctrl + ZeroCommand + ZeroView actual size
Ctrl + CommaCommand + CommaOpen app settings
Ctrl + TCommand + TOpen themes
Ctrl + Shift + TCommand + Shift + TToggle between light and dark mode
Ctrl + OCommand + Option + OSend feedback
Ctrl + HControl + HOpen Help in default browser
Ctrl + WCommand + WClose windows (split view)

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Whether it’s apps like Slack and Discord, or more direct competitors like Zoom, there is lots of choice when it comes to speaking and seeing your friends.


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