How to Transfer Files or Share Your Screen with Skype

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Transfer files in Skype

When communicating with others on Skype, you may need to transfer files. To send a file to the person you’re talking to, follow these steps:

  1. In the chat window, click the Send Contacts and Media button.

    The button is in the shape of a staple. It’s on the left side of the box where you enter your messages when chatting with someone.

    A menu appears.

  2. In the menu that appears, click Send File.

  3. Browse to the file that you want to send, select it, and then click Open.

    Now you just wait for the file to be accepted and downloaded by the other person.

    The Send File option in Skype.

Share your screen in Skype

When you’re in an audio or video call with others, you can share your device screen with them.

Sharing is especially useful when you have to collaborate on a document or project with others. They can see what you’re working on.

To share your screen on Skype, follow these steps:

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