s͛Card Connect: Seamless Skype Chat & Call Integration
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If you're still relying on Skype for your personal or business conversations, then this page was created with you in mind! Here we will show you exactly how to add Skype to your Scard Profile, so that connecting is easy and efficient.


Let us begin with a brief overview of Skype:

Skype, a Microsoft-owned telecommunications platform that is renowned for its VoIP-based video and voice communications services, provides more than just calls. Other features include instant messaging, file transfer capabilities as well as the ability to make debit phone calls which can be directed towards both landlines and mobile phones even without traditional telephone networks. This service spans numerous platforms including desktops, mobiles and gaming consoles making it a convenient choice for any user!

In 2003, Skype was developed by four Estonian developers and Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. eBay then acquired the service for a whopping $2.6 billion in 2005, followed by Silver Lake's purchase of 65% of shares for an even more staggering valuation of $1.9 billion in 2009; Microsoft finally sealed the deal with their acquisition of Skype at a price tag of $8.5 billion to replace Windows Live Messenger two years later! The majority (44%) of its employees remain based out of Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia - a testament to where it all began almost two decades ago!

Initially, Skype featured a combination of peer-to-peer and client–server systems. However, in May 2012, it became entirely dependent on Microsoft's supernodes before eventually transitioning to an Azure-based service by 2017.

In March 2020, Skype boasted an impressive 100 million users logging on at least once per month and 40 million daily visitors. However, since the pandemic hit in early 2021, Zoom has taken a lot of its market shares away from Skype.


How to add Skype to your Scard Profile:

To add Skype to your profile you will need to know what you would like your prospect to do when they hit the CTA (Click to Action). In Scard we have 2 actions;


  • Tap to Skype Chat Now. All you need is to choose Skype Chat and add your username followed by ?chat after the username. Example: username?chat

  • Tap to Skype Call Call. All you need to choose Skype Call and add your username followed by ?call after the username. Example: username?call


Note: In order to initiate or receive a Skype Chat or Call, the individual must have downloaded and installed the Skype application on their device (laptop/tablet/smartphone). Likewise, you will also need to possess this software on your personal device in order for any messages sent via chat or calls received to be accessed.