IM, calls, video calls and file sharing

It is simple to instant message or make a call or a video call from Skype for Business. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Instant messaging

Double-click the contact you want to instant message. This opens a IM window, and you can start writing. Send your text by pressing the Enter on your keyboard.

Calls

Hover the cursor over the profile photo of the contact you want to call and click the telephone icon. You can also right-click the contact, click Call and choose your type of call.

Video calls

Hover the cursor over the profile photo of the contact you want to video call and click the video camera icon. You can also right-click the contact and pick Video call.

During the IM session or call

If you want to call the contact during your IM session, simply click the telephone icon at the bottom of the IM window. Make it a video call by clicking the video camera icon.

Clicking the screen icon enables you to share your screen. You can also work together on a file or draw on a shared virtual whiteboard.

To add more people to the IM session, call or video call, simply click the plus icon in the top right corner.

File sharing

Transferring files via Skype for Business is easy: Drag and drop a file on the IM session window or click the paperclip icon.

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