Follow these steps to create a future Skype meeting and invite participants. You can have up to 100 participants.
- Open your calendar in Outlook and click the New Skype Meeting button. (If you don't use Outlook, but use Skype for Business, see this guide instead >>)
- A new meeting request appears that has a hyperlink to the meeting and all the relevant dial-in information pre-populated.
Meeting participants with Skype installed: They simply click the link to join the online meeting.
Meeting participants calling from a phone: They simply call the conference # and enter the conference ID.
Meeting participants joining from a computer without Skype installed: When they click the link, they will have two choices:
- They can download the Skype Web App plug-in. This is preferred as it provides the full Skype experience including audio/video.
- They can join the meeting via their web browser. This method has no audio or webcam video, but allows screen sharing so users can view your shared desktop or program. They will need to dial in from a phone to hear the audio.
TIP: Replace the meeting location with the conference phone number and access code (formatting example: 855-239-0158; 15716). This will allow cell phone users to click the location from their calendar app, and their phone should automatically call the phone number and input the access code for them.
TIP: Avoid scheduling conflicts when using shared organizational conference lines by either creating the meeting invite on the conference line’s calendar or inviting the conference line to your calendar.