Skype – How to open multiple chat windows

By Laura

The default interface of Skype only allows you to chat with other people from a single window. Thus, how to chat on Skype with multiple windows like when chatting with Yahoo Messenger?

On Yahoo Messenger, you can chat with many people by opening multiple chat windows simultaneously while it is impossible to do that in Skype. The default setting of Skype only allows you to chat with a person on a single window. However, you can open multiple chat windows on Skype like on Yahoo if you observe the following instructions from

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Open multiple chat windows on Skype

Step 1: After installing Skype on the computer, open Skype.

Step 2: On Menu bar, click View -->Compact View


At this time, the interface of Skype will be automatically divided into multiple chat windows whenever you click any account, the chat box will be automatically separated into different windows while the main interface of Skype only displays your friend list.

To return to the initial Skype window, you only need to click View --> Default View

It is not too difficult, isn’t it? This feature is very suitable for you to chat simultaneously with many friends and read messages right after receiving them instead of having to click any single chat window and close them as before.

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Wish you success!

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