You can choose a status (online, away, not disturbed, invisible or offline) to show up next to your name.
For Mac users: Go to "File" and "Change Status." For Windows users: Click "Skype" on the left-hand side of menu bar and select "Online Status." For Mac users: Go to "Skype" at the upper left-hand corner and select "Preferences." You’ll see your settings along the top.
Double-click the Skype Setup file and follow the steps to install.
Launch the Skype application and sign in with your Skype name and password.
Skype, the popular Internet calling app, has been around for quite some time. To open an account, visit the Skype homepage and click "Join us" in the upper right-hand corner.
The (mostly) free service launched in 2003, and has become one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay in touch with others across the world. If you choose to connect with your Facebook account, the benefit is that you’ll be able to view your Facebook News Feed and contact your Facebook friends in Skype.
You can edit your phone numbers, email addresses, country, state, gender, birthday, and add a blurb about yourself in "About Me." You can add as little or as much information as you want.
The column on the right will display "Public" (information everyone using Skype can view), "Contacts only" (information your contacts can only see), or "Private" (visible to only you) for each field.
If you’re not sure you want to purchase credit, skip this for now — we’ll come back to it in the sixth step.Then, open Skype from your Application folder and log in with your Skype name and password.For Windows users: Save the Skype Setup Application to your computer.If it's your first time logging in, you may be asked to customize your settings, such as your language preference, and if you want Skype to launch when your computer starts.If so, check off "Run Skype when the computer starts." You'll also be asked if you want to install the feature "Click to Call," which is handy for when you want to call phone numbers listed on websites.