Can I Fax on Skype?

by Erica Leigh
You can send files via fax or Skype, but you cannot fax via Skype.

You can send files via fax or Skype, but you cannot fax via Skype.

While Skype is a widely used app and program for text, voice, and video communication around the world, there is no way (as of June 2014) to use Skype to send a fax to another phone number. However, if the person you want to send a file to has a Skype address, you can send her any scanned file through her Skype account.

Sending Files via Skype

In Skype, you can send a file to people you're currently communicating with via text, voice or video. Click "+" in the conversation window and then click "Send File." Find your document on your computer and double-click it to send. If you're not currently in a conversation, just right-click on any name in your Contact list and click "Send File" to find and send your file.

About the Author

Erica Leigh has been writing and editing professionally since 2005, contributing to a technology and education nonprofit, renewable energy companies and various websites. Leigh holds bachelor's degrees in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Washington.

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