What are Skype chat commands and roles?
For those of you that use Skype as part of your regular communication strategy, you might find this info very handy . . . especially the codes for managing Skype conversations, etc.We’re in the process of upgrading the Skype experience from a P2P-based architecture to a cloud-based system.
Below, we detail the chat commands and roles in cloud-based chats.
To find out what type of chat you’re in, simply type /get name into the chat window and press Enter.
If the group name response starts with “19:…”, you’re in a cloud-based chat; if the group name response starts with “#skypename…”, you’re in a P2P-based chat.
Any response you get from using any of the chat commands will not be visible to the other members of the chat; they’re shown only to you, and will come from a contact called System.
If you are the administrator or host of a chat (usually if you set up the chat, you will be assigned this role) you can:
- Type /kick [Skype Name] to remove a member from the chat. You or other chat members can add this person again later.
- You can share the moderator with other members by typing /setrole [Skype Name] ADMIN to share this permission with other users in this chat.
- Type /showmembers to get a list of members and their current role (this will also show you the format of their Skype Name [see /add [Skype Name] command in both chat types below]).