How to Send Files on Skype

Skype, besides being a versatile chat messenger, allows you to transfer files to your friends either individually or to the entire group in a single go. Although file transfers that take place in Skype are comparatively slower than other methods, the file transfer option is still handy for those who want to share the images, important documents, etc. with their friends or business partners instantaneously.

In order to send files on Skype, you can simply select a contact from your Skype contact list, and pick the desired file to transfer to the selected contact.

Note: Since Skype also allows you to initiate text chat conversation while being on a voice or video call with the same (or different) person, you can easily transfer the files to any person even if you are engaged on a video or voice call on Skype.

Here is how you can transfer important files to your friends or business clients in Skype:

    ■Turn on your computer system.
    ■Open the Skype application and click the appropriate option to sign-in either using Microsoft account or by your Skype Name.

    ■Assuming that you are logging-in using the Skype Name, provide login credentials in the appropriate fields, and click the Sign in button.

    ■On the Skype interface that comes up, click the desired contact from the left pane whom you want to send a file.
    ■Once selected, click the more button (button with ‘+’ sign) from the right pane.

    ■From the displayed list, click the Send file option.

    ■On the pop up window that opens up, browse to locate and select the file that you want to send, and click the Open button. (E.g. 2-flower-wallpaper.jpg file is used in this demonstration.)

    ■Once the processing is complete, optionally type the message in the given field, and click the Send button at the bottom-right corner to send the file to the selected contact.