How Can You Tell if Someone Is Actually Active on Skype?

by Andrew McClain

Skype is an easy-to-use internet calling utility. With it, you can place free telephone calls to other Skype users over the Internet. Just like the regular telephone though, your friend may already be actively talking to someone on Skype. Before you reach out to one of your contacts in your Contact List, you can check to see if they are available to talk. Using the icons in the Contact List, you can see if someone is online, offline, busy or available to talk.


Open Skype.


Scroll down to the person you want to contact on you Contacts List.


Look next to your contact's name for a green check mark. This mark indicates your contact is online and logged into Skype. If you see the green cloud with a white circle in it, your contact is currently in a conversation.

About the Author

Andrew McClain has been writing since 1994. He has written several articles for various websites and writes user guides and software manuals for several freelance clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.