How to Bookmark Skype Chat on Mac and iPhone

Skype is a great way to converse with an acquaintance, a colleague or a loved one. The application has further enhanced its interface with features such as chat bookmarks, split-screen, drafts and much more.

Many would agree that Skype is one of the best video calling apps on the grid today. Enriched with features, it is basically a telecommunications application that also facilitates voice calls, instant messages, files, and media sharing. Indeed a pioneer in the field, Skype has continually incorporated features to improve its interface and services.

Skype Brings New Features in Latest Update for iPhone and Mac

The very latest update further brought in some exciting features to both the Mac and iPhone. As per Skype, these new features could boost your productivity and enrich your chat experience. The new update includes options to :

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  • Bookmark – Bookmark a Skype Message on Mac and iPhone
  • Split-screen – Multitask with the help split screen feature
  • Draft Messages – The typed but unsent messages will be saved as a draft in your conversation.
  • Media Preview – Media files can now be previewed before sending
  • Media Display – A new display setting for multiple media files.

Quick Access:

How to Bookmark Skype Messages on Mac and iPhone

This particular update has caught my attention the most. Earlier I have to go back to the conversation and search for a specific message, link, or picture that I needed. Now, I can simply bookmark them and have them all in one place.

Also, while I am checking the bookmarked message, I can come back to the original conversation. This way, I can see the whole discussion that happened around that particular bookmarked message.

How to Bookmark Any Message in Skype on Mac and iPhone

Step #1. Open the Skype app on your Mac or iPhone.

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Open Skype App on Mac

Step #2. Go to the Chats and select the message, file, or media you want to bookmark from the conversation.

Bookmark Skype Chat on Mac and iPhone

Step #3. Right-click (for Mac) or tap and hold (for iPhone), choose to Add bookmark from the options.

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Right Click to Add Bookmark Message in Skype App on Mac

The bookmark icon next to the message or attachment will appear, indicating the bookmarking.

Message Bookmarked in Skype Chat App on Mac

To remove a bookmark, repeat steps #1 – #3 and choose to Remove bookmark from the menu.

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Remove Bookmark Message from Skype App on Mac

You can also use the three vertical dots option next to the message or attachment on your Mac, to add or remove the bookmark. Click on the icon and choose the action from the menu.

Select Remove Bookmark Option in Skype Message App on Mac

Delete Bookmark Message in Skype App on Mac

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How to View a Bookmark in Skype on iPhone and Mac

Step #1. Open the Skype app on your Mac and iPhone.

Open Skype App on Mac

Step #2. Click/Tap on your Profile Picture and select Bookmarks from the menu options.

Click on Profile and Select Bookmark in Skype App on Mac

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Select Bookmark in Skype App Profile on Mac

Step #3.Select the arrowhead icon; The conversation where the bookmark is located will open.

Click on Arrowhead icon in Skype App on Mac

How to Copy, Forward or Remove/Delete Bookmark Messages in Skype on Mac and iPhone

Step #1. Open the Skype app on your Mac and iPhone.

Open Skype App on Mac

Step #2. Click/Tap on your Profile Picture.

Click on Profile and Select Bookmark in Skype App on Mac

Step #3. Select Bookmarks from the menu options.

Select Bookmark in Skype App Profile on Mac

Step #4. Right-click (for Mac) or tap and hold (for iPhone) any bookmarked item.

Step #5. Select Copy/ Forward/ Remove accordingly.

Forward Bookmark Message in Skype on Mac

Note that, when you forward a message or an attachment, the text in the message is quoted and the attachment has a Forwarded icon next to it. You can also use the three horizontal dots option next to the conversation on your Mac, to copy, forward, or remove bookmarked messages. Click on the icon and choose the action from the menu.

Interestingly, you can access your bookmarked messages from both your Mac and iPhone’s Skype app. If you want similar sync between your Safari bookmarks, follow these instructions.

How to Split Chat Screen in Skype App on iPhone and Mac

As the name suggests, this feature enables you to split your chat screens. Now you can converse with multiple persons with ease and can work on other apps along with the conversation.

This feature is for now only available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Enabling the split-screen is quite easy. Click on the three horizontal dots next to your Profile Picture.

Click on three horizontal dots in Skype App Profile on Mac

Select Enable Split Screen Option.

Select Enable Split Screen in Skype App Profile on Mac

Adjust the size and position of the screen as per your convenience.

Split Chat Screen in Skype on Mac

To close, repeat the same process and select Disable Split Screen. If you are a great fan of multitasking here’s how you can enable split-screen on your Mac OS.

How to Draft Messages in Skype App on Mac and iPhone

At times you start to type a message but is distracted by something. Now you don’t have to lose that message; it will be saved as a draft in the corresponding conversation. It will be marked with the [draft] tag. Amazingly, the draft will exist even after you exist Skype and return.

Draft Message in Skype App on Mac

How to Preview Media Files in Skype App on Mac and iPhone

You can easily select and send one or two pics to your contacts. However, when it comes to sharing multiple files, there might be some missing, some repeats and some unwanted images shares.

Skype’s latest update solves the issue by incorporating a media preview feature. Whether you select one or 10 images or video, a preview is shown. You can preview, click ‘+’ icon to add, and click ‘x’ to delete the media attachments accordingly.

Add or Delete Media Files in Skype Message App on Mac

You can also use these iPhone photo editing apps before uploading your images to Skype, to up your photos game.

How to Display Media Files in Skype App on iPhone and Mac

Did you like the stacked up version of viewing multiple pictures and videos, currently active in Whatsapp? Well, then you are in luck as Skype now has a similar feature. Instead of displaying below.

If you send more than one media file, instead of displaying one below the other, Skype now stacks them in a neat square. You can navigate and click on the images to see each one individually.

Display Media Files in Skype App on Mac

That’s all for now!!

Signing off

Between iMessage games, the clarity of Facetime and these new Skype updates, almost all my communication needs have been checked. Now, one can only be hopeful that these apps will incorporate more and more features to simplify our lives further.

What more do you want these apps to do? Which one of the features mentioned above do you like the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Suraj Padmasalihttps://www.igeeksblog.com/
Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.
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