Using Hangouts to interact with groups or individuals on Skype (or vice versa) can be handy.
If you spend most of your time in one of the tools, you'll appreciate not switching between applications.
If you're working with a group on Skype, you may want to log the group's chat history to Hangouts—for safekeeping and audits. This way, you'll be able to find data from your old Skype conversations with GMail search.
Below, we'll show you how to set up a real-time bridge between a contact or group in Hangouts and a contact or group in Skype.
How to Connect Google Hangouts Chat to Skype Chat with Sameroom—Instructions
You can connect contacts (DMs) or groups, both Skype and Hangouts. If you plan on working with groups, make sure you've got your Skype and Hangouts groups ready. If you don't have a Hangouts group, here's how to create one:
If you need a group for yourself only, add at least one other person, rename the group, then kick the person out. Once that's done, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Add your Skype and Hangouts accounts to Sameroom
- Step 2: Open a Tube between your Skype group on Side A and Hangouts group on Side B.
Note: You can flip A and B, order makes no difference.
Once your Tube is active, you can fine-tune how your messages appear on either end, with posting options. With relay options (last group), you can make your Tube one-directional.
Finally, we maintain lists of known limitations for our Hangouts and Skype gateways on our Limitations page.
If you see any bugs or have a question, please send us a tweet.
Note: Google Talk is not currently supported. However, you can always add a Hangouts account to a vintage Google Talk group and use that Hangouts account in Sameroom. You can also convert your Gmail account or Google Apps to Hangouts.