Skype Url Scheme

December 30, 2020

I have been doing therapy via Skype since March instead of in person, and after ten months of opening Skype and calling my therapist manually, I wondered if Skype supported URL schemes. After a quick seach, it turnes out it does. I found them documented here.

In Fantastical (my calendar app of choice), I pasted the following in the URL field: skype:echo123?call&video=true, replacing echo123 with the username of my therapist. It looks like it works on macOS and iOS.

Now, when it’s time for therapy to start, I can just click that link.

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Written by Adam Garrett-Harris, a podcaster and software engineer in Utah. You should follow him on Twitter