I often will start a group call (which makes me the "creator" of the call) but need to leave before others on the call wrap up. How can I hang up from my end while allowing the remaining users to continue on the call?

I have tried promoting other people on the call to the "master" role using the command /setrole [Skype Name] MASTER (detailed at What are chat commands and roles?), but when I hang up, it still ends the call for them.

  • That sounds quite impossible as the standard conference call config. If the presenter/host close the conference, this will disconnect everybody. – r0ca Jan 11 '12 at 15:31
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    +1 - I, too, would like to make this happen. I tend to be the group call initiator, and also the first to leave. – Aeo Jan 11 '12 at 15:47

The bad news is you can't since your PC is routing the call.

As some sort of workaround i installed a Skype on a little Homeserver of mine so i can call myself prior to the conference call and then invite the other participants, that way the server is the actual host and i can leave anytime while the server still maintains the conference.


The good news is that Skype now supports just this and it only (it's the original behavior that apparently is not supported anymore).

  • Can you provide a reference for this?  In what version did it change? – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' Dec 15 '17 at 21:34
  • @G-Man I haven't been keeping track of it but I am certain you can't find any phone Skype with the old behavior these days. They are all banned (they force one to update). I don't know if this answer helps though, because I am not sure about the purpose/focus of your question. – notrace Dec 17 '17 at 12:26
  • My point is that your answer reads as a statement of your personal knowledge / experience / observation.  If you could provide a link to a page at microsoft.com or skype.com confirming your statement, that would make your answer more authoritative.   Related: Can an answer be backed up only by personal experience? – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' Dec 17 '17 at 18:25
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    This sounds like it could possibly be a consequence of Skype's move from peer-to-peer to cloud architecture. – John1024 Dec 17 '17 at 20:51

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