If you want to be efficient with Skype, you need to know keyboard shortcuts. Here they are all for Windows and Mac.
Skype has been around since 2003, but it has long been a good and consistent choice for voice and video calling.
One of the great things about Skype is that it is available on many devices, which means you can call your friend on a MacBook from your Windows 10 computer.
To help you use Skype efficiently, we've put together this awesome cheat sheet that contains all of the Skype keyboard shortcuts you could ever need for Mac and Windows.
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Skype keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac
|Shortcut (Windows)||Shortcut (Mac)||action|
|Alt + 2||Command + Shift + C.||Open contacts|
|Ctrl + N.||Command + N.||Start a new conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + A.||Command + Shift + A.||Add people to the conversation|
|Ctrl + P.||Command + I.||View conversation profile|
|Ctrl + G.||Command + G.||New group chat|
|Ctrl + Shift + F.||Command + Shift + F.||Send a file|
|Alt + Shift + E.||Ctrl + Shift + E.||Focus on the news composer|
|Up arrow||Command + Shift + E.||Edit the last message you sent|
|Ctrl + F.||Command + F.||Search within a selected conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + L.||Command + Shift + L.||Multiple choice messages|
|Ctrl + Shift + E.||Command + E.||Archived selected conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + U.||Command + Shift + U.||to mark as unread|
|Ctrl + Tab||Ctrl + Tab||Next conversation|
|Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Previous conversation|
|Alt + 1||Option + 1||Navigate to recent chats|
|Ctrl + Shift + S.||Command + Option + F.||Find all contacts, messages, and bots|
|Ctrl + I.||Command + Shift + O.||Open the notification panel|
|Ctrl + Shift + G.||Command + Shift + G.||Open gallery|
|Ctrl + D.||Command + 2||Start the dial pad|
|Ctrl + Shift + P.||Command + Shift + R.||Answer an incoming call|
|Ctrl + Shift + H.||Command + Shift + H.||hang up|
|Ctrl + Shift + K.||Command + Shift + K.||Start video call|
|Ctrl + Shift + P.||Command + Shift + R.||Start an audio call|
|Ctrl + M.||Command + Shift + M.||Toggle mute|
|Ctrl + Shift + K.||Command + Shift + K.||Switch camera|
|Ctrl + Shift + J.||Command + Shift + J.||Change the size of the camera preview|
|Ctrl + Shift + A.||Command + Shift + A.||Add people to call|
|Ctrl + S.||Command + S.||Take a snapshot|
|Ctrl + Shift + Plus||Command + Shift + Plus||Zoom in|
|Ctrl + Minus||Command + minus||Zoom out|
|Ctrl + Zero||Command + zero||Show current size|
|Ctrl + comma||Command + comma||Open the app settings|
|Ctrl + T.||Command + T.||Open topics|
|Ctrl + Shift + T.||Command + Shift + T.||Switch between light and dark mode|
|Ctrl + O.||Command + Option + O.||Submit feedback|
|Ctrl + H.||Ctrl + H.||Open the help in the standard browser|
|Ctrl + W.||Command + W.||Close window (split view)|
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