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Skyping? Help!

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retrolady2 Sat 25-Mar-17 18:13:10

Hi Everyone, For ages my DS and DIL and DGS have been suggesting I get Skype, so I can see DGS 'live' more often than I'm able to see him for real. I've got as far as downloading it, set up a password and ... well, that's it. I'm now stuck. What do I do now? I've seen a bit where I should be able to 'add contacts'. I've tried their name, but unsuccessfully. Should they have a number or what?

I'm am somewhat technologically challenged, as you may have guessed ... so any help will need to be heavily differentiated, but will be much appreciated.

I haven't wanted to bother DS or DIL as they tend to lose patient with their 'old' mum.

Thanks for any thoughts.

retrolady2 Mon 27-Mar-17 11:25:15

Just checked out Facetime and it outwitted me, which is not difficult.

However, pauses for effect, I have managed to get myself two contacts on Skype. One being the DS and the other a technologically challenged understanding sister in law, who will be gentle with me. Still got to make that first call though - watch this space!

An Apple is something you eat, isn't it? (Joking, even I know it's some other type of system which I don't understand, along with Smartphones, iPads etc.... only just progressed beyond a biro and a bit of paper in Retrotowers!!)

AlexG Mon 27-Mar-17 16:10:47

Do you know how to find things on YouTube? If not, find a teenager and ask them! On YouTube there are quite a few 'How to use Skype' lessons and they are very useful.

retrolady2 Tue 28-Mar-17 14:18:57

Thanks AlexG. Yes, I am reasonably YouTube savvy, so I'll give that a try.