Get started with Skype for Business for Windows Phone 8.1

Get started quickly with these basic Skype for Business tasks for communicating with people on your Contacts list or attending a Skype Meeting or Lync Meeting:

View conversations or meetings

Swipe left on the main screen

Important: IM conversations that take place in Skype for Business for Windows Phone can only be viewed on your mobile phone. If your organization has Skype for Business Server 2015, you can also view mobile phone IM conversations in the desktop version of Skype for Business, and in the Outlook Conversation History folder.

Start an IM or call with someone

Tap a contact and then tap the IM, call, or video call button

Quick actions bar with IM and call icons highlighted

Send an IM

Tap Send Tap the send icon after typing your message to send an IM after typing your message

View someone's contact card

Tap a contact and then tap the contact card button

Quick actions bar with contact card selected

Set your availability, add a note, or forward calls

Tap your picture to go to the My info screen

Tap your picture icon to set status, add a note, or forward calls

Use the dial pad, check voice mail, or search your contacts

Tap one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen

Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to show the dial pad, check voicemail, or search for contacts

Set options, sign out, or view the app version and get help

Tap More More settings button at bottom of screen

Tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen to show the more settings menu

Skype Meetings

Join a meeting

Swipe right for a list of your meetings, tap the one you want, and then tap Join Meeting

Send an IM to everyone in the meeting

Tap IM
Send an IM in a call

See the what others are sharing

Tap Present
View the presentation from the call window

Switch between the presentation, IM screen, or main meeting screen

Swipe left or right

Stop viewing a presentation

Tap the screen and then tap Stop viewing

See who's in the meeting

Tap More tap more to see additional actions > See participants

Disconnect from the audio call but keep the meeting IM window open

Tap Hang up
Disconnect from the call but stay in the meeting or IM session

Rejoin the call

Tap Call and then tap Join audio
Start or join a call in an IM window

Leave the meeting

Tap More tap more to see additional actions > Leave conference

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See Also

Join a Skype Meeting or conference call (Windows Phone 8.1)

Learn more about Skype Meetings with Windows Phone 8.1

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