Skype for Business: Initiate a Video Call

Step-by-step guide

To initiate a video call:

  1. Click the Profile Photo of your desired contact
  2. Click the Video  icon to begin a video conference
  3. If you are already in a conversation or call, click the Video icon in the active Skype window () to begin a video conference at any time.


    Participants are seen in picture-in-picture layout. The image of the person who is speaking will be automatically featured as the largest in the window.

Other video options:

  • Add more participants to the video conference by clicking the Invite More People  icon at the top right of the window
  • Begin an instant message conversation simultaneously with the video conference participants by clicking the IM  icon at the lower left

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