If you use Skype in your daily life. then, I am sure that you don’t know about this Skype Commands that Skype provides for its users. With these Skype Commands, you can do a lot like setting a password to control users and block/unblock the group member and many more.

As you all know, Skype is the world’s best VoIP tool. That allows you to make voice calls, video calls, and chats anywhere in the world. Some people use Skype for his personal use and some for his business like a conference. it becomes difficult to control some task during your chat and video call. at that time you can use the Skype command, that helps an administrator to do there work easily. Microsoft calls this Skype commands “cloud-based chat commands.

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For example, if you forgot your laptop and phone at your friend’s house or forgot to sign out Skype on a public computer. then can you sign out on all devices by using /remotelogout command.

List of some Skype Commands

These Skype commands are divided into categories as :

  • Basic text formatting commands will work in any regular Skype chat window.
  • Skype chat commands will work only in Skype Group chat. Additionally, Skype Admin commands can be applied only when you have been assigned the role of Administrator within Skype Group chat.

Text Formatting Skype Commands


This is * bold * text. For example, * Bold * will come back as a bold on Skype.

This is _italic_ text.
Monospace (entire line)

This command adds monospace to the text. To add a complete paragraph in the monospace, you must add a double exclamation mark and a space before the text. For example, to get the output “Hello there” 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎

Monospace (inline)

This command adds the monospace to the inline text. To add inline monospace to the paragraph, you have to add {code} before and after the text. For example, you must enter “{code} here. {Code} This is Abhishek” to get the output as 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 This is Abhishek.

Override text formatting

This command will override any text formatting inside your text. To override text formatting, you must enter double @ symbols after one place before text. For example, you have to enter “@@ Hello World” to remove text formatting from Hello World.

Skype Chat Commands

Except for current session, this command will sign out on all your Skype devices.
This command shows you other instances where the Skype name has currently logged in.

Skype Group Chat Commands

/add [Skype Name]
The /add command is used in Skype group chats to add members to the group. Ex.: /add Amytricks
/alertson [text]
This command is used to alert the user whenever a particular text has been used by someone in the group chat. For example, if you enter this command “/alertson Amytricks” then you will only be notified whenever someone mentions Amytricks in the group chat.
This command is used to turn off alerts for group chats.
/find [text]
It is used to find a particular text or message from the group chat. For example, if you enter ”/find Amytricks” then you will get the first message in which someone has mentioned the word Amytricks.
/get admins
This command is used to see the admins of the group chat. On typing “/get admins” inside Skype chat, you will get a list of each and every admins of the Skype group.
/get options
This is used to get all the available options inside the group chat. On typing “/get options”, you will get the full list of options available to you.
/get role
This command lets you know your role in the particular Skype group. For instance, typing “/get role” will show if you are an admin or speaker of the group.
This command used in a Skype group chat lists all the members of the particular group.
/get uri
This command will generate a URL of the Skype group for adding members directly via the URL.  You have to enter /get uri in the skype group and a URL will be generated.
On entering the /golive skype chat command, you can start a video call with all of the members of the group.
It is used to get information about the members that are currently added to the group and the maximum number of members that are allowed in the group.
/kick [Skype Name]
If you want to remove any member from the Skype group, you need to enter /kick followed by the Skype name of the user. For example, you need to enter “/kick Harshit to remove Harshit from the group.
/kickban [Skype Name]
This particular command kicks the user out of the group and bans them from rejoining the group in future.
This command lets you leave the current Skype group. You just need to type /leave in the chat box and you can get out of that particular Skype group.
/me [text]
This command lets you broadcast a status update. For example, if you want to let everyone know that you are on a vacation then you need to enter “/me is on a vacation”. This command will read “Harshit is on a vacation” to notify other Skype group members about your status.
/topic [text]
This command changes the topic of group chat in Skype. You have to enter /topic followed by the topic. For example, you can enter “/topic politics” to change the topic to politics.
/get allowlist
This command lists all the users that are allowed to access group chat.
/get banlist
This command gives you a list of the users which have been banned from accessing the group.
/set guidelines [text]
This command allows you to set guidelines for the group chat. For example, you can set guideline that spamming is now allowed by typing “/set guidelines No spamming allowed”.
/get guidelines
This command shows you the guidelines that have been set for the group chat.
This Skype text command lets you undo the last edit that you have made to the text.
/whois [Skype name]
This command gives you information about the member such as his/her current role in the group.
/fa or /
This command repeats the last search that you have made.
This command shows you the chat history of your Skype chat in your current window.
This command gives you an HTML file of your chat history.
This command clears your current chat window.
This command sets you as an administrator of the chat and adds “CREATOR” text to your user-icon.
This command gives a list of debugging options without description.
This command shows information about the current conversation such as conversation id, message count and history date
This command will display the name of the current conversation.
This command shows text about missing messages in the current chat window and checks the message database for validity.
/fork [skypename/s]
This command duplicates the current group chat by leaving out the Skype names mentioned in the command.

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Skype Admin Commands

/set options [[+|-]flag]
This command lets you enable or disable particular flags set in the Skype chat. For example, you can enter “/set options -JOINING_ENABLED” to turn off JOINING_ENABLED flag and vice-versa.
This flag allows users to see the history of the group before joining.
This flag lets users join the chat, but they will not be able to send or receive messages until approved by admin or creator of the group.
This flag sets new members of the chat to receive messages only. They can send messages once they are promoted to the USER role.
This flag allows users to join the chat.
This flag lets the only CREATOR of the chat change the group topic or the picture associated with the group.
This flag sets USERS only to see the messages. They cannot send messages.
/set password [text]
This Skype command allows you to set a password to your chat without spaces. To set your password, enter “/set password abcd” and your password will be set to abcd.
/set password_hint [text]
This sets the password hint for your password. To set a password hint, type “/set password_hint guess” to set your password hint as a guess.
/setpassword [password] [password hint]
This sets the password for your chat along with password hint. You need to type /setpassword followed by your password and password hint.
/setrole [Skype name] MASTER
This sets the role of the Skype member as a MASTER.
/setrole [Skype name] HELPER
This command sets the role of the Skype member as a HELPER.
/setrole [Skype name] USER
It sets the role of the Skype member as a USER.
/setrole [Skype name] LISTENER
This command sets the role of the Skype member as a LISTENER.

I hope this command help you to make your conversation easy. and lets us know in comments if you have more command. and don’t forget to share this on social media.