How to enable & use Split View in Skype on Windows 10

With the release of the October 2018n Update for Windows 10, Microsoft has decided to bring back a much asked for feature of Skype. Yes, we’re talking about Split View, something the software giant removed for reasons unknown to us. This feature is quite important to many users of the popular Voice Over IP platform, so we’re glad it has made a grand return. Now, it should be noted that nothing has changed, because Split View is the same as it was before.

Now, I haven’t been a big user of Split View. I’d dabble with the feature now and again, but it was never a major thing that needed to occupy my time. Still, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular because speaking to multiple contacts at the same time is now much easier than before.

But that’s fine because the most important thing right now is that it works just as well as it did in the past.

Split View in Skype on Windows 10

OK, let’s get things underway so we can help you meet your goals with the new version of Skype.

What is Split View all about

With this feature, users can easily place their contacts in one window, while each conversation will be opened in a separate window. If you want, it’s possible to drag the windows anywhere on your screen to make things more appealing.

How to enable Split View

To do this, fire up Skype then click on the More menu button, which is the one with the three dots. From there, select the option that says Enable split view mode, and you’re good to go.

How to open multiple conversation screens

Split View in Skype on Windows 10

Double click on an existing conversation in your recent chats list, or start a new chat to open it in a new screen.

Bear in mind that the Split View feature is only available in v14 of Skype for Windows 10.

Hopefully, the good folks at Microsoft will realize the usefulness of Split View to no longer decide to remove it without consulting the millions of Skype users who are located all over the world.

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