I have an hyperlink in my mail signature to launch a Skype IM (sip:[email protected]); I would like to add one to a Skype call, not a call to a phone but a Skype to Skype call; I tried

callto:[email protected]
callto:sip:[email protected]
call:[email protected]

but no cigar. Does any one have an answer?

  • This requires a handler be configured on the destination system for that protocol. Unless Skype itself offers such a handler, it is unlikely you'll find the solution you're looking for. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 20:59

2 Answers 2


Can you try:

 <a href="skype:********?call">Link will initiate Skype to call my Skype username!</a>
  • Hello, It's HTML, I've tried it nevertheless, does not work. Maybe there is no 'sip:' equivalent for a Skype call. Commented Aug 10, 2017 at 11:44
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    This will work only if the skype: protocol has been configured in the client's OS/e-mail client/browser.
    – AFH
    Commented Aug 10, 2017 at 11:54

The answer by Brian Folan is correct, according to the Skype blog:

Where you would enter a web address, enter skype: followed by your Skype name. If you want the link to start a chat instead of a call, add ?chat after your Skype name.

  • Hello, I want to create a common hyperlink to launch a Skype call inside my organization; I have created one to launch an IM using 'sip:me@myorganization' that works; if I try the suggestion, it does not, either the HTML or the 'skype:me@myorganization' or the options that I posted before. Thank you for your interest. Commented Aug 10, 2017 at 13:54

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