Skype is synonymous with group calls to the family back home, or the client overseas, but did you know that it’s also the new sesh spot for friends, old and new, who live apart?
Skype group calling now makes it easy for a gang of up to 25 people to dab or doobie, no matter where they are. The only thing you can’t do is puff-puff-pass. What you can do, that is not available on some session apps and services is listen to music, share links and files, show off your bong collection, hold a dab challenge, and Bogart a joint without anyone complaining. Oh, and the emojis are super cute and animated. You could literally be living on the continent of Antarctica, and as long as you have a reliable Internet connection, you’ll never have to smoke alone again.
Adding people who already have Skype is free, but you can also add people who aren’t on Skype by calling their phone.
Once you have a few interested friends (you need at least one to start), here’s how to set up your own Skype group for smoke sessions.
1. From the Recent menu, select a conversation with one of the contacts who will be joining the session.
2. Select the “Add people” button, which you will see at the top right hand corner of the chat panel. It’s a little blue person with the “+” floating over it’s head.
3. Select the contacts you would like to add to the conversation by typing in their name or phone number into the search bar.
Now that you know how to turn an existing conversation into a group, you can continue adding more participants as your group gains momentum. One tactic that some Skype sesh groups use to grow their group is through invites posted to Instagram story, or Snapchat. Doing this definitely works but you may want to assign one regular participant as the admin of the Skype group. That way, there is a vetting process that keeps membership at least a little bit exclusive. You only get 25 places at the Skype group chat table, and it’s always wise to limit the overall group to people you know and trust.
Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.