Tip & How-To about Skype IM
Skype is a dominant software program for the business; not just because it lets you make and receive free video and telephone calls, but it's a better tool than the IM or instant messaging client. You can contact an employee who cannot talk on the phone; its IM service lets you communicate with the person via text chat or real-time. However, you may get spam, or undesired messages, from the unknown contact, which is the downside of any IM service.
You can block the unknown users from sending you unwanted messages by changing your profile settings. Take a look at the cited steps provided by the experts at the Skype support number the USA.
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More computers are coming with built-in webcams. They're designed to work in conjunction with instant messaging and VOIP programs like Yahoo! Messenger and Skype. Many photo editing programs, like Google's Picasa, can also capture photos directly from them. This article explains how your webcam with each of these free programs
1. Open Yahoo! Messenger and select "My Webcam" from the "Messenger" menu. This will bring up a window showing what your webcam sees. To invite one of your contacts to view your webcam, right-click on them in your contacts list and choose "Invite to View My Webcam" from the "More Actions" area of the pop-up menu. They will receive an invitation asking them to view your webcam.
2. Open Skype and select a contact you'd wish to call. Skype will automatically detect that you have a webcam attached to your computer and give you the option to place a "Call" or "Video call" to the contact. Choose "Video call" and you're in business.
3. Open Picasa and select the webcam icon to the right of the "Import" button. A window displaying a view from your webcam will pop up. Click the "Record" button or camera icon to begin recording a video or take a snapshot.
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