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Understanding Chat Commands In Skype

Not everyone is acquainted with the chat commands in Skype. Chat command is a great feature to assist users while they are in a group chat; sending commands and messages becomes easy. This great feature for chatting with multiple people is exclusive on Skype.

Skype Chat Commands

When you type, /help into the chat box and press enter, Skype gives you a list of commands that can be used in the chat.

Note: If you do not see the list, it is very likely that you are using an older version of Skype. Update now to access latest features.

The list of commands that you can use (remember that commands begin with “/” and followed by a keyword):

/add [Skype Name]- adds a user to the chat

/whois [Skype Name]-gives details about a chat member

/get creator-reveals who created the chat

/get guidelines-shows the chat guidelines

/info-reveals the number of people on chat and slots available

/topic [New Topic]- changes current chat topic to “newtopic”

/kick [Skype Name]- throws someone out of chat but has the option to return

/kickban [Skype Name]- throws someone out of chat for good

/get banlist- gives details of people who are currently banned from the chat

/get allowlist-gives details of people who can access the chat

/set password [text]- sets a chat password (without character spaces)

/set password_hint [text]- sets a hint for the password

/get password_hint-shows the password hint set by creator

/clear password-disables the password security for chat

/me [text]-shows what you want your current status to be and  appears next to your name e.g. /me watching a movie

/golive-starts a group call with other chat participants

/alertson [text]-notifies you when “text” gets mentioned in chat

/alertsoff- turns off message alerts

/leave-allows you to leave chat

Chat commands are a great feature to have; it makes the chat fun and interesting and also provides you with a better understanding of the application.


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