How to add a link to Skype in your email signature
Is Skype a key component of your business for people to reach out and contact you? You might not know this, but you can add a link command to any image or text to allow the end-user to call you, send you a chat message, or add your Skype profile with a single click.
With Email Signature Rescue you can select from a gallery of over 200,000 icons, filter by 8 different styles, 11 sizes and 38 colours to get the perfect match for your business branding. Simply search for Skype, filter by the type you want, then add your icon!
Follow our simple 3 steps below to add a functioning URI command to your Skype social icon in seconds:
Login to your Email Signature Rescue account.
Create a new email signature or edit a previously created email signature by selecting the Edit button on your dashboard.
Go to your Links tab then add your social icon of choice by filtering the icon options and typing Skype in the search bar.
Once you have added your Skype social icon, select the link or chain icon to add a URL or in our case for Skype, a URI. For Skype, there are 3 commands you can use that instead of linking to a website, will open the user's Skype app and perform an action.
- skype:yourskypename?call - Using this function will allow your recipients to call your Skype number directly from their device.
- skype:yourskypename?chat - Using this function will allow your recipients to send you a message to your Skype profile.
- skype:yourskypename?add - Using this function will allow your recipients to add your Skype profile.
By adding one of the above commands to your icon as a link, you can get so much more out of your email signature and have your recipients contacting you directly through Skype with just one click.
Skype click-to-call support
If you have the Skype click-to-call application installed on your computer you may see phone numbers are automatically converted to a Skype hyperlink with their logo. This will only display to anyone that has the Skype Click-to-call application installed.
Skype click to call buttons are not supported in all email clients (like Gmail). To overcome this, you can build a simple "http://" link that leads to your Skype link instead. This http:// link will work great in any email software, even Gmail. You need to do the following:
- Go to http://is.gd/
- Shorten your link "skype:
yourskypename?add" and get the short URL link
- Use this http:// link in your Skype social icon link instead
Note: This will not work with other URL shortener services like Bit.ly. Only use the one provided above.
Which email clients do not support the Skype click to call button?
Here is a list (from Campaign Monitor) of the email clients that allow Skype buttons.