If you love chats and are a frequent user of Skype then you can very well avoid getting lost in various menus and settings to use short text commands.
These are chat commands that allow you to add contacts in a group chat, enter text, block highlighting, and do other administrative tasks. You can use these commands in both group chats and videochat with one person. And if you are a group administrator, then these commands will come in really handy as some are hidden and there is no trace of them on the Internet.
Below you will find one complete list of Skype chat commands, so make yourself comfortable and read on to find out what you'll find in this guide.
You should know that most of these commands are for management group chat (you must of course be the administrator and creator of the group) but they also apply to single chats.
To view a list of available commands simply type / help in chat. If you are chatting with more than one person / help will reveal a more complete list of chat commands. If you do not see the list, it means that you are using an outdated Skype version. Then you will need to download the latest version.
Below here is the complete list of Skype chat commands (attention not all commands are supported by the different versions of Skype).
/ add [Skype Name]
Add a contact to the chat. Example: / add alex_cooper1 will add that member to the chat.
Some Skype Names can also start with "live:" (example: live: alex_cooper1)
Example: / add fabrizio cannatelli
Disable message alerts.
/ alertson [text]
Specify the items to be displayed in a chat in order to receive notifications. For example, / alertson London will notify you if the word "London" appears in the chat.
Example: / Skype alerts
Allows you to delete the password with which the chat was protected with / set password
Create a new group and support moderation features. It is analogous to the other two commands:
/newchat + /set options +MODERATED
Displays the commands available for debugging Skype.
View information about the MSNP protocol,
/ find [text]
Find specific text in a chat. For example, / find Charlie will return the first instance of the word "Charlie" in the chat.
Creates an exact copy of the current chat
Shows the users who administer the chat.
Shows information about users who have access to the chat.
Displays banned users, deprived of access to the chat.
Shows the login of the creator of the chat. On cloud chats says that “This chat type does not have a creator” and returns the list of admins
Displays the description of the chat defined using /set description.
Shows the chat rules, specified with /set guidelines.
Displays a list of helpers.
Displays a list of listeners.
Displays a list of masters.
Returns the name of the Chat
View options active in ongoing chat - see / set options below for a list of available options.
Shows password prompt when logging into the chat, which have been installed with the command /set password_hint.
Indicate your role in the chat.
Create a URL link that other people can use to join the group chat.
Shows a list of participants with the role of the each user.
Start a group call with other chat participants.
displays a list of commands available for Skype
Shows the number of chat participants and the current member limit.
Displays the number of chat users and the maximum number.
/ kick [Nome Skype]
Kick the chat user out. For example, / kick alex_cooper1 will remove that member from the chat.
Leave the current group chat.
/ me [text]
Your name will be displayed followed by the typed text. For example, with / me working from home the phrase “Working from home” will appear next to your name in the chat. You can use this command to send a message about your activities.
Activate the MSNP24 protocol
Create a new chat group
Disables notifications of chat participants’ birthdays.
Stops push notifications on all other Skype instances except the current one.
Synchronizes the list of contacts.
/set options [[+|-]flag]
Set options for chat. For example: / set options -JOINING_ENABLED turns off the JOINING_ENABLED option, while / set options + HISTORY_DISCLOSED will turn on the HIS option.
Remove the avatar of the group chat.
View the list of members and their roles.
Displays a list of participants who are online.
Alias of the command /get name.
Shows a list of all devices which at the moment are using your current account.
Displays information about the chat (date of the last message, date of the creation of the chat, number of messages, some identifiers).
Changes the topic of the chat. If you are the creator of the chat and want to prevent users from changing the topic, run the command:
/set options +TOPIC_AND_PIC_LOCKED_FOR_USERS
Cancels the latest edit of your message.
Shows the “missed” messages.
Displays information about a participant of the chat.
Enables (on) or disables (off) the formatting of text in the chat.
/ wikimarkup on
/ wikimarkup off
The available flags are:
Participants can see what was said before they entered the chat. The viewable limit is 400 messages or two weeks, whichever occurs first.
New users can join the chat.
/ setrole [Nome Skype] SPEAKER | ADMIN
Allows you to assign roles to each chat member. A description of the roles is provided in the table below.
Lists other endpoints that can receive push notifications for calls and chat messages for this Skype account.
/ topic [text]
Edit the chat topic.
View users with chat access.
View users banned from chat.
/ set allowlist [[+ | -] mask]..
Set the members allowed to chat. For example, / set allowlist + alex_cooper1 will allow that member to join the chat.
/set banlist [[+|-]mask] ..
Set members banned from chat. For example, / set banlist + alex_cooper1 will ban that member from chat. / Set banlist -alex_cooper1 will allow them to rejoin