Tip: Skype mentions

Make Skype a little more useful

Let’s say that decision-makers in your organization/dept/team have declared that Skype will be the chosen client for instant messaging.

Here’s a little trick I’ve found to fake ‘mentions’ functionality.

/alertsoff
/alertson daniel intranet area-of-responsibility puppies

Throw any keywords you’d like after /alertson and it will highlight that word/string and notify you.

NOTE: It only works for that chat session. So, you’ll have to do it again for other sessions you’re in as well.