Skype commands: a complete list with comments


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I heard that in Skype you can enter many different commands for various actions. Please, give us a clear idea of what Skype commands exist and how to use them.
asked Dec 1, 2017 in Internet by anonymous

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Indeed, you can use many useful commands in Skype to improve your interaction with the app. Below you can find a full list with descriptions.

Skype commands:

I highlighted in bold most interesting ones. Note that some Skype commands work only in the group chat mode.

Command

Description

/add [Skype-username]

Add a new chat member;

/alertsoff

Disable event notifications in this chat (entered in the chat you need to disable notifications for);

/alertson

Enable event notifications in this chat (entered in the chat you need to enable notifications for);

/alertson [text]

Specify the signal words (for example your name) – when they are used in the chat, you will receive a notification. If no such words are detected, no notifications appear;

/call [Skype-username]

Start a chat with a contact (whose username is specified);

/clear

Delete entire chat history (may not work for some versions);

/clearpassword

Remove password protection;

/createmoderatedchat

Create a new group chat;

/dumpmsnp

List information about the MSNP protocol (the protocol used by Skype);

/dbghelp

List debug commands list;

/find [text]

Search in the chat history;

/fa or /

Repeat last search;

/fork [Skype-username]

Disable the current chat and create a new one with all users from the current one, except those specified in the command;

/get allowlist

List all users who can connect to the current chat;

/get banlist

List all blocked (banned) users in the current chat;

/get creator

Show information about the creator of the chat;

/get guidelines

Show chat rules (you can specify them in the group chat settings);

/get name

Show the name of the current chat;

/get options

Show the options of the current chat;

/help

Show a list of possible commands;

/history

Download full chat history;

/info

Show the current number of chat participants;

/invite [Skype-username]

Generating a link for a call to the user;

/kick [Skype-username]

Disconnect a member from the current chat;

/kickban [Skype-username]

Disconnect a member from the current chat and block it (ban);

/leave

Leave the chat;

/me [text]

List your name and text;

/newchat

Create a new chat;

/remotelogout

Sign out of Skype on all devices except this;

/resynccontacts

Synchronize the contact list;

/showactivemembers

Set a role for a chat member;

/showname

Show chat id;

/showplaces

Show the devices, on which you are signed in Skype;

/showstatus

Display full information about the current chat;

/topic [text]

Edit the subject of the current chatа;

/whois [Skype-username]

Shows all the information about the chat participant.

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answered Dec 1, 2017 by Expert Ryan (8,570 points)

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