How to Place a Skype Video Call on Your Android Tablet
On your Android tablet, placing a video call with Skype is easy: Start up a text chat. After the conversation starts, touch the Video Call icon. The call rings through to the contact, and if that person wants to video-chat, they pick up in no time and you’re talking and looking at each other.
When someone calls you on Skype, you see the Skype incoming-call screen. Touch the Answer icon to take the call. You may also see a Video button to accept an incoming video call. Touch Decline to dismiss the call, especially when it’s someone who annoys you.
The incoming-call screen appears even when the tablet is sleeping; the incoming call wakes up the tablet, just as a real call would.
When you’re in a Skype video chat, the screen looks like this. Touch the screen to see the onscreen controls, if they disappear.
Touch the red End Call icon to end the call.
Voice and video chat on Skype over the Internet are free. When you use a Wi-Fi connection, you can chat without incurring a loss of your cellular plan’s data minutes.
You can chat with any user in your Skype contacts list by using a mobile device, a computer, or any other gizmo on which Skype is installed.
Video chat may be available only over Wi-Fi or 4G connections. You may see a warning displayed before using video chat on the mobile data network.
It’s impossible to tell whether someone has dismissed a Skype call or simply hasn’t answered. And Skype has no voice mail so that you can leave a message.