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skype video call unavailable?

Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:09 PM (#1) User is offline   z-man 

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I just bought my tab yesterday. I downloaded the skype app but i don't see an option to make a video call to my wife who is using our home laptop. the voice call works fine. When i installed the skype app it said the tab was recently enabled to do video calls. Please help.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:17 PM (#2) User is offline   wizz 

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View Postz-man, on 10 September 2011 - 01:09 PM, said:

I just bought my tab yesterday. I downloaded the skype app but i don't see an option to make a video call to my wife who is using our home laptop. the voice call works fine. When i installed the skype app it said the tab was recently enabled to do video calls. Please help.

It was referring to the GT-P1000 7 inch series.....you will need to check the Skype site regularly for model compatibility updates.....

Whatever you do......DO NOT un-install the Skype App, while you are waiting for 10.1 compatibility....otherwise you will not re-install it without a full Tab reset.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:23 PM (#3) User is offline   Eswardn12 

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I guess video calling is indeed active on the tablet - no point blaming Skype.

Follow these simple steps and it works:
1. Ensure the version used is 2.5 or higher
2. Login Skype and get to the blue page where you find the four options - 'Contacts, Recent, Call phones, Profile'
3. You will find 5 icons on the bottom - go to the last one (the one with 3 horizontal bars). Click on it
4. You will find 4 options - 'Sign out, settings, about Skype, help'. Click on Settings (Second option)
5. You will find a host of options - scroll down till you reach 'Video Calls' tab. Find 'Enable video calling' option by ticking the box.

After this, I was able to video call my contacts. Hope this helps.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:39 PM (#4) User is offline   obxtony 

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View PostEswardn12, on 10 October 2011 - 07:23 PM, said:

I guess video calling is indeed active on the tablet - no point blaming Skype.

Follow these simple steps and it works:
1. Ensure the version used is 2.5 or higher
2. Login Skype and get to the blue page where you find the four options - 'Contacts, Recent, Call phones, Profile'
3. You will find 5 icons on the bottom - go to the last one (the one with 3 horizontal bars). Click on it
4. You will find 4 options - 'Sign out, settings, about Skype, help'. Click on Settings (Second option)
5. You will find a host of options - scroll down till you reach 'Video Calls' tab. Find 'Enable video calling' option by ticking the box.

After this, I was able to video call my contacts. Hope this helps.

done part 2 got the 4 options cant see any of the 5 icons you mentioned though?
some more help here please?
many thanks
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:54 PM (#5) User is offline   Steve888 

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View Postobxtony, on 13 October 2011 - 08:39 PM, said:

done part 2 got the 4 options cant see any of the 5 icons you mentioned though?
some more help here please?
many thanks

you need to tap the bottom of the screen to get the icons to pop up.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:57 PM (#6) User is offline   fiveferg 

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View PostSteve888, on 27 October 2011 - 06:54 PM, said:

you need to tap the bottom of the screen to get the icons to pop up.


Hey, I have the 10.1v Europe version and can Video skype perfectly after my Skype app updated.
Lots of luck

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