Using the Skype Protocol Handler

A lot of people use Skype now-a-days and one convenient feature is the ability to use the skype:// protocol handler for creating actionable links on the web. Examples of this are to initiate a call, or add a user as a friend. The list below details the types of links that you can use:

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A lot of people use Skype now-a-days and one convenient feature is the ability to use the skype:// protocol handler for creating actionable links on the web. Examples of this are to initiate a call, or add a user as a friend. The list below details the types of links that you can use:

Action Example Link Result
Call User skype:dordotky?call Skype will initiate a call to the user
Add User skype:dordotky?add Skype will pop up a box to add the user
Chat with User skype:dordotky?chat Skype will initiate a chat with the user
View Profile skype:dordotky?userinfo Skype will open the ‘View Profile’ window for the given user
Leave Voicemail skype:dordotky?voicemail Skype will record a voicemail to leave for user
Send File skype:dordotky?sendfile Skype will initiate a file send to a user