From this page I learn how to extract my personal skype user name link: skype:username?call . When inserting it into a paragraph using markdown, [Skype](skype:username?call), the link (when posting the note via nvALT to peg.gd) shows up but does not work. How can I get this to work?

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You can simple use this to call on Skype.


HTML markup:

<a href="callto:<username>?call">Call</a>

And this works, I have tested on peg.gd.

Eventually this also works:


HTML markup:

<a href="skype:<username>?call">Call</a>

This might be a problem with protocol on your system (if the skype: thing does not work).

And about the markdown, it works, I used:

  • Thank you. It does indeed work on peg.gd as you say. I realise that there is something that goes wrong when I share it to peg.gd via nvALT. That is where the problem occurs. Oct 22, 2012 at 15:02
  • I had to remove ?call so this worked for me: <a href="callto:<username>">Call</a>
    – Evanss
    Apr 13, 2013 at 12:17
  • Actually, just that also works in newer versions of Skype. Sometimes some over VoIP apps may use this protocol. Apr 13, 2013 at 16:31

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