Whether you need to meet an off-site client face-to-face or work remotely with your project group, the Skype for Windows 8 app from the Windows Store helps you get the job done. With free Skype to Skype calls and video calls, and low rates to landlines and mobile phones, you can be reached where ever you go.
Open the Search charm, enter Skype and then tap or click Skype. It should already be on your PC. If it's not, get the free app from the Windows Store.
Sign in with your Skype name and follow the on-screen instructions. If you choose to merge your Skype and Microsoft accounts, your Messenger friends will be automatically added to your existing list of contacts.
To add more contacts, open the app commands, tap or click Add contact, and search for people by name.
Call and chat
To start a call, tap or click a contact and then, tap or click the call
or video call button
. To call a mobile phone or landline, tap or click the call
on the Skype
To start chatting, tap or click a contact and then start typing.
Make group video calls and share your screen and files
If you need to make a presentation to a group of people in different locations, start a group audio or video call with Skype for Windows desktop. You can also share your screen with them or send them your files so they can see what you're talking about.
Create a group. (From the menu, tap or click Contacts, and then tap or click Create New Group. From the Contacts list, drag the contacts you want to the group.)
Tap or click Call group or Video call.
While you’re in the call, tap or click the plus button
, tap or click Share screens
or Send Files
, and then follow the on-screen instructions.