Skype chat. And what is needed for him
You probably have ever had an urgent personal situation in which you needed the advice of a person close to you, when you just needed to talk with your close friend who lives in a neighboring house, in another city or (maybe) country. And not just chatting virtually, chatting or chatting via e-mail, but to see your native face, hear your native intonations, your native soothing voice, giving the right advice. Or if you are a boss, and want to control a subordinate or simply consult with him face to face, and at the same time see your adviser and hear his voice. Or if you are a mother, you work, you want to hear the voice of your own child, but a call on a cell phone is too expensive for the price, and via the Internet it would be much cheaper.
Today this is not the author’s imagination, but reality, and you can really talk and see the person you are talking to, while the information will be transmitted through the worldwide Internet, for this it’s enough to have a headset (headphones), a webcam and a special Skype program. Today, with the Wikispace portal, we will figure out what Skype is and how to use it.
What is Skype?
Skype (or Skype) is a program that allows you to communicate via the Internet with your colleagues, friends, relatives (just people) around the world. The program was developed by Skype Limited. The program allows you to:
Conduct individual correspondence, exchange messages, as well as in other programs of Internet pagers such as ICQ, QIP or Jabber.
If you have a microphone and headphones, you can call a friend from a neighboring city and just talk, as if you are talking on a regular phone.
If you have a webcam, microphone and headphones, then you can conduct a video conference, see the person you are talking to, hear and answer, you can say it’s a video phone, but in fact the information is transmitted via the Internet, and you pay not for minutes, but for The number of megabytes sent and received.
The Skype program (Skype) allows you to call your partner on a mobile phone, landline phone, send SMS messages to a mobile phone. At the same time, you do not get up from the computer, choose a tariff that is favorable to you and pay less. Using Skype, you can call anywhere in the world, while calls from Skype to Skype will be completely free. If you have an urgent business trip and there is no way to open the Skype program, you can forward calls and text messages.
The difference between Skype and other programs, like the same ICQ, QIP or Jabber, is that you can chat with one person or several dozens at once, those whom you invite to your personal chat.
As in other programs, Skype allows you to send files, keep a notebook, receive news, go to other conferences whose topic you are interested in, and also allows you to search for information without closing the program using the Google toolbar (the toolbar is configured when installing the program)
The developers of the Skype program took care of the majority of users, the program runs on the most famous platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Pocket PC.
How to use Skype?
First you need to download the program for your platform from the website of the program manufacturer. Run the installation file skypesetup.exe, then select your language, check “accept the terms of the license agreement.” Being in the same window, click on the “Settings” button, here you can see the directory in which the program will be installed, and whether to run the program every time the operating system is started (ie, do it automatically or not). Next, by clicking on the “Install” button, choose whether to install or not install Google toolbars (to search for information). And by pressing the “Next” button, the program is being installed.
The Skype icon appeared on the desktop. Before you start working with the program, check if you have a microphone, webcams and headphones installed. Suppose, while you have headphones and a microphone, this is enough to get started. Launch the program by double-clicking on the Skype icon, register, select your nickname, set a photo, enter the personal data that you would like to be accessible for everyone to read.
Registration has ended, the main window has opened.
The main menu panel looks like: “File”, “Account”, “Call”, “Chats”, “View”, “Tools”, Help. Prior to your launch of the program, all settings are “by default”, therefore Wikispace recommends immediately setting it up. Of course, you need to configure the microphone and webcam. To do this, you go to the “Tools” section, then select “Settings”, in the window that opens, in the “Sound Settings” subsection, set your audio device (sound card): assign a tool for audio input, audio output, ringtone, then select the “Save” key.