Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Open individual windows for every chat By Jason Bennett Writer Jay Bennett is a former Lifewire writer and digital marketing consultant with 8 years' experience. His writing has appeared on the VisiHow website. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jason Bennett Updated March 05, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email Skype's split view mode is an alternate way to use the communication service. It helps keep your conversations organized, so you're not relying on push notifications and fumbling around with multiple contacts and chats. Unlike the default view, which puts everything into a single window, split view mode creates a unique window for each conversation and a separate one for your contact list. When it's active, you can see each panel simultaneously. Tiling conversations this way lets you stay on top of your chats without having to click around to find new messages. Here's how to use split view in Skype for Windows 10. Instructions in this article apply to Skype version 14 and later for Windows 10. How to Enable Split View Mode in Skype on Windows 10 The command to enable split view is under the More menu in Skype. Here's where to find it. Enter "Skype" into Windows' search, then select Open when the results populate. Select Sign in or create, then enter your username and password in the following windows. Select the horizontal ellipsis menu in the upper right corner of your contact window; then select Enable split view mode. To disable split view mode, select the horizontal ellipsis menu in the top right corner of your contact window, then select Disable split view mode. How to Use Split View in Skype for Windows 10 Once you've activated split view, you have more options of how to view your Skype conversations. Here's what to do with the feature after it's on. Open existing conversations, or select a contact to start a new one. With split view on, each time you click a contact under the Calls section, a new window will open containing that conversation. Your contacts list will stay separate unlike the default view, which has your contacts list in the left pane while a single, selected conversation appears in the right pane. With each conversation in a separate window, you can move them on your desktop as you wish by dragging them around the screen. Click the minimize button to temporarily hide windows without closing them. When windows are minimized, you can access them from the taskbar by mousing over the Skype icon and clicking the one you want to expand.