Talk to family and friends on Skype in and

If you have an or Office 365 Home account, you can chat with friends and family using Skype in or

Use Skype chat in or

  1. In or, select the Skype icon Skype .

    A screenshot of the Skype button

  2. Search for a contact in the search box, or select a previous conversation under Recent. To start a new conversation with multiple people, select New chat.

  3. To start a video call or an audio call, select the Start a video call or Start an audio call buttons in the chat window.

    A screenshot of the voice and video buttons in the chat window

    Note: Currently, Skype video calls and audio calls in are only supported in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

Change your chat notification settings

  1. Select Settings  Settings > View all Outlook settings.

  2. Select General > Notifications.

  3. Turn off the notifications you no longer want and select Save.

Manage your Skype contacts

To manage your Skype contacts, you'll need to sign in to Skype on your computer. For more information, see How do I find new contacts in Skype on desktop?

Report abusive content

Use the Skype on your computer to block the contact and report the abuse. For more information about reporting abuse or unwanted contact on Skype, see the Skype Privacy and Security page.

Still need help?

Get Skype support at

Community Forum button Contact Support button

Expand your Office skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.