If you move your mouse pointer more options should appear from the left and the top of the screen.
Step 4: Across the top you’ll see the standard video calling icons.
If you’re determined to stick with the Microsoft empire, or your family simply can’t bear to move themselves from Skype, then with a little effort you can make it work.
Using Skype to achieve this is something of a challenge though, but an excellent alternative is available. Update January 2017: A very common question we’re asked is how can you use Skype on a Chromebook? So in most cases we would advise against trying it and instead opt for Google’s own Hangouts service which acts in almost exactly the same way.
Step 7: Of course the main point of Hangouts is to contact people.
So to start a call go up to the Invite People icon and you’ll see the box that open when you first launched the app.
Draw allows you to doodle all over your friends - something we know the kids will love - and Google effects can insert various backgrounds, including a deserted beach.
Step 6: Other options are more useful, with the Chat icon launching an IM window; Capture taking a screenshot; and Screenshare which allows you to display your desktop with anyone else on the call - great for sorting out any technical issues.