How to Create a Skype Link

Get to the Point

OK, use skype:username as in <a href=”skype:username”>Find Me on Skype!</a>

Belated Introduction

It is possible to make a clickable link in your email, blog or other online media to make it easy for someone to connect with you on Skype. This avoids the hassle of having to explain your username and hope that they search for and find it it correctly.

Instead of providing a standard HTTP link as a URL (<a href=”https://www.daftlogic.com”>Daft Logic</a>) you can make a Skype URL (<a href=”skype:username”>Find Me on Skype!</a>)

Additional Parameters

You can also add a parameter to the URL to perform an action:

  • Call: skype:username?call
  • Add: skype:username?add
  • Chat: skype:username?chat
  • View profile: skype:username?userinfo
  • Leave a voicemail: skype:username?voicemail
  • Send file: skype:username?sendfile

Test it Out

You can use Skype’s call back to test it. Try this link:

Call the Skype Echo / Sound Test Service

<a href=”skype:echo123?call”>Call the Skype Echo / Sound Test Service</a>

External Links

Skype development – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn745878.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Skype URIs Microsoft / Skype official documentation – https://dev.office.com/Skype/sdks#skypeURIs

 

2 thoughts on “How to Create a Skype Link

  1. I think there something wrong with your anchor text. You need change the anchor text to something related to your user id.

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