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How do I manage group chats in Skype on desktop?

In your group chat, select the Settings button Manage group button next to the group name to open the profile.

From the group profile, you can:

  • Add or update a group picture: Select the group photo to upload a photo or remove the photo.

  • Edit text button Change your group name: Select the Edit text button next to your group name to type a new one.

  • Allow join link button Allow joining via link: Select to turn on Allow joining via link so members of the group can share a link to the group with others.

  • Copy link to share Skype group Copy link to clipboard: Select Copy link to clipboard to share an invitation link to your group chat outside of Skype. This requires Allow joining via link to be enabled.

  • Start call button Start call: Select Start call to start an audio or video call with this group.

  • Messaging button Send a message: Select Send message to send a message to this group.

  • Schedule Call button Schedule a call: Select Schedule a call to send this group an invite for a call on a specific date and time.

  • plus button Add participants: Select Add participants to include up to six hundred additional participants in your group conversation.

  • Group Gallery: Select Show more to browse all the images, links, and files that have been shared to this group chat.

  • Hide conversation : You can hide your group chat to remove it from your chat list.

  • Notifications : Turn notifications on or off for new messages in this group.

  • Smart Notifications : With Smart Notifications on, you will only be notified anytime someone quotes or @mentions you in this group.

  • Add to favorites : Add this group conversation to your favorites in the Chats tab.

  • Chat history : Allow everyone to access the chat history.

  • Allow joining via link : Turn this option off to prevent group members from creating and sharing an invitation link for this group.

  • Allow joining for guest users : Turn this option off to prevent users with guest accounts from joining this group.

  • Leave group : Leave the group chat.

Looking for the mobile version of this article? How do I manage group chat settings in Skype on mobile or tablet?

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