‘Call me on Skype’ link

I had to do some searching for this before I found it so I figured it may be of use to anyone else doing a search on how to do the same thing:

<a href=”skype:username?call”>Call me on Skype!</a>

Simply replace username with your Skype username and your done.

If you would like to send people to your direct landline or mobile phone number and call you via Skype then you can use this code instead:

<a href=”callto:+445559338790″>Call me on Skype!</a>

Simply replace +445559338790 in the code above with your own phone number and you’re good to go.

15 Responses

  1. Matti Mattila

    Great tip! I found your blog at CSS Mania and started to look around and found this article. Having the skype username this way really simplifies starting a conversation.

  2. Visualizo.Com

    Thanks for the help!

  3. Ramsen Warda

    I can’t understand your Skype name! can you please post it to me…

  4. Remko

    You are the man! I was looking all over for this!

    This was really helpfull!

    Sorry if I excidently skyped you! :-)



  5. Danni

    Thanks a lot. This really helped me out.

  6. Prosto

    Why doesn’t my Skype call link recognise the plus symbol in “..callto:+7..” as it should with “%2b…” and then cannot dial as a result? How do I insert the plus symbol in the link correctly?

  7. Martin

    The post was of great help! Thank you!

  8. Juan Carlos

    Having same problem with “+” being replaced with “%2b” in links, anyone know how to solve this? same result with + character entity


  9. KN

    Thanks for the tip! I was searching everywhere!

  10. Dawid

    Thanks, man. This is just what I was looking for.

  11. Peter

    Me too – cannot for the life of me figure out how to add the plus sign…

  12. nottinhill

    Beware of the Blog type quotation marks “. They will mess up your code.

  13. John Juntado

    Sorry, not supported with linux, any tips? Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address… etc

  14. Harini

    It’s really helpful to me. Thanks

  15. max struever

    using ?chat at the end instead initiates an IM conversation. I am trying to figure out if there is a way to have a link simply to add the contact

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