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    The complete list of Skype chat commands

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    Joel Fulleda
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    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 If you do not see the list, it means that you are using an outdated Skype version.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


    /alertsoff
    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

    /clearpassword
    Allows you to delete the password with which the chat was protected with / set password

    /createmoderatedchat
    Create a new group and support moderation features. It is analogous to the other two commands:
    /newchat + /set options +MODERATED

    /dbghelp
    Displays the commands available for debugging Skype.

    /dumpmsnp
    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.

    fork username(s)
    Creates an exact copy of the current chat

    /get admins
    Shows the users who administer the chat.


    /get allowlist
    Shows information about users who have access to the chat.

    /get banlist
    Displays banned users, deprived of access to the chat.

    /get creator
    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

    /get description
    Displays the description of the chat defined using /set description.

    /get guidelines
    Shows the chat rules, specified with /set guidelines.


    /get helpers
    Displays a list of helpers.

    /get listeners
    Displays a list of listeners.

    /get masters
    Displays a list of masters.

    /get name
    Returns the name of the Chat


    /get options
    View options active in ongoing chat - see / set options below for a list of available options.

    /get password_hint
    Shows password prompt when logging into the chat, which have been installed with the command /set password_hint.

    /get role
    Indicate your role in the chat.

    /get uri
    Create a URL link that other people can use to join the group chat.

    /get users
    Shows a list of participants with the role of the each user.

    / golive
    Start a group call with other chat participants.


    / help
    displays a list of commands available for Skype

    / history
    Shows the number of chat participants and the current member limit.

    / info
    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
    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.


    /msnp24
    Activate the MSNP24 protocol

    / newchat
    Create a new chat group

    /nobday
    Disables notifications of chat participants’ birthdays.

    / remotelogout
    Stops push notifications on all other Skype instances except the current one.

    /resynccontacts
    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.


    /setpicture
    Remove the avatar of the group chat.

    /showmembers
    View the list of members and their roles.

    / showactivemembers
    Displays a list of participants who are online.

    / showname
    Alias of the command /get name.

    /showplaces
    Shows a list of all devices which at the moment are using your current account.

    / showstatus
    Displays information about the chat (date of the last message, date of the creation of the chat, number of messages, some identifiers).

    /topic header
    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

    / undoedit
    Cancels the latest edit of your message.

    /verify
    Shows the “missed” messages.

    /whois username
    Displays information about a participant of the chat.

    /wikimarkup on|off
    Enables (on) or disables (off) the formatting of text in the chat.
    Examples:
    / wikimarkup on
    / wikimarkup off


    The available flags are:

    HISTORY_DISCLOSED
    Participants can see what was said before they entered the chat. The viewable limit is 400 messages or two weeks, whichever occurs first.

    JOINING_ENABLED
    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.

    /showplaces
    Lists other endpoints that can receive push notifications for calls and chat messages for this Skype account.

    / topic [text]
    Edit the chat topic.

    /get allowlist
    View users with chat access.

    /get banlist
    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

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