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.
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.
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Skype Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac
|Shortcut (Windows)||Shortcut (Mac)||Action|
|Alt + 2||Command + Shift + C||Open contacts|
|Ctrl + N||Command + N||Start new conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + A||Command + Shift + A||Add people to conversation|
|Ctrl + P||Command + I||Show conversation profile|
|Ctrl + G||Command + G||New group chat|
|Ctrl + Shift + F||Command + Shift + F||Send a file|
|Alt + Shift + E||Control + Shift + E||Focus the message composer|
|Up arrow||Command + Shift + E||Edit the last message sent|
|Ctrl + F||Command + F||Search within selected conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + L||Command + Shift + L||Multi-select messages|
|Ctrl + Shift + E||Command + E||Archive selected conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + U||Command + Shift + U||Mark as unread|
|Ctrl + Tab||Control + Tab||Next Conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Control + Shift + Tab||Previous Conversation|
|Alt + 1||Option + 1||Navigate to recent chats|
|Ctrl + Shift + S||Command + Option + F||Search for all contacts, messages, and bots|
|Ctrl + I||Command + Shift + O||Open Notification panel|
|Ctrl + Shift + G||Command + Shift + G||Open gallery|
|Ctrl + D||Command + 2||Launch dial pad|
|Ctrl + Shift + P||Command + Shift + R||Answer incoming call|
|Ctrl + Shift + H||Command + Shift + H||Hang up|
|Ctrl + Shift + K||Command + Shift + K||Start video call|
|Ctrl + Shift + P||Command + Shift + R||Start an audio call|
|Ctrl + M||Command + Shift + M||Toggle mute|
|Ctrl + Shift + K||Command + Shift + K||Toggle camera|
|Ctrl + Shift + J||Command + Shift + J||Resize camera preview|
|Ctrl + Shift + A||Command + Shift + A||Add people to call|
|Ctrl + S||Command + S||Take a snapshot|
|Ctrl + Shift + Plus||Command + Shift + Plus||Zoom in|
|Ctrl + Minus||Command + Minus||Zoom out|
|Ctrl + Zero||Command + Zero||View actual size|
|Ctrl + Comma||Command + Comma||Open app settings|
|Ctrl + T||Command + T||Open themes|
|Ctrl + Shift + T||Command + Shift + T||Toggle between light and dark mode|
|Ctrl + O||Command + Option + O||Send feedback|
|Ctrl + H||Control + H||Open Help in default browser|
|Ctrl + W||Command + W||Close windows (split view)|
Is Skype Better Than Zoom?
Skype is an established player in the world of video calling, but it’s certainly not the only choice anymore.
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.
Chances are that you use video calls regularly for business meetings, online classes, gym sessions, or similar. While there are many choices of app, Skype and Zoom are two of the most popular.
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