Communication is one of the core elements that keep things running smoothly and successfully.No matter if it’s the arena of one’s personal or professional relationships, proper links andconversations always tend to sort things out.
Managing overseas relationships is a great deal, you get to face difference of time zones,cultures, routines and whatnot. With this hardship, talking to your friends or loved ones,updating, and keeping them informed becomes a challenge. Apart from notifying people, onemajor thing is about separation. Not having someone around who once used to be always right infront of your eyes is difficult.
Another platform where communication is very essential is the professional ground. There arenumerous times when we need to meet a person but we couldn’t and the deal goes off.Technology in this regard has always been the rescue. Skype launched in August 2003, is acommunication software which makes conversation easier. It is distinctly known for its videochat and voice call service through an internet connection amongst phones, computers, tabletsetc.
Today we live in a world where we have access to free voice and video calls just at one touchthrough apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, Viber, Instagram, Snapchat and others but Skype wasamong the first ones that brought the concept of video conferencing, thus is very popular, mostused and reliable. It is a very handy app since you can use it on whatever mobile or computerdevice you possess and supports both individual and conference chats.
With so many amazing features, Skype also provides you with an extraordinary service namely “Push to talk”. What is it? Well, the name explains it all. Push to talk is a way to communicateamongst several gadgets just on the push of a button. It gives you an easier way to communicateon any smartphone with a touch only which is quite similar in functionality to a walkie talkie. Itcan let you add up to 250 people in one single channel making you cut your costs as you canspeak up with many people on a single channel. It saves your time of having long procedures tocontact any person and makes you achieve maximum productivity with least efforts. It works in away where a mutual channel remains silent unless one of the participants presses the button andspeaks, once he releases the button it will turn the microphone off and send your messageeventually.
With such an outstanding and time-saving feature, you must be willing to activate it to be themost efficient. You can have Skype downloaded on your mobile or PC, push to talk works onboth. To enable it, go through the following steps.
Go to the skype icon and let its window popup. Sign in with your credentials and move to thevery top of the window. It has an option saying ‘Instruments’ or ‘Tools’, click on it and it givesyou a drop-down menu. Pick ‘Options’ and another window appears, on the left side of it scrolldown, find and click ‘Advanced’. You will now see a few subheadings under it, Click on ‘Hotkeys’ and you will get to see a multi-option checkbox. Now you need to check the boxsaying ‘Toggle mute (push to talk)’. Finally, click on change selected shortcut and you havesuccessfully set up your push to talk feature.
If you don’t have a built-in Skype app, download it from your app store or play store. If youalready have it, make sure to keep it updated. Sign in with your account details. The process toenable the feature in mobile is similar to the computer one. Go through the same options asabove and you’re ready to use your modern walkie talkie.