Why people always want me to add them on Skype? I want to improve English with people, and every time I add somebody here, they always told me to add them on Skype. It seems Skype is more popular among people, right? But what the difference between adding people here and adding them on Skype? I got really confused.
Oct 22, 2018 11:13 AM
Answers · 7
You can message here, but not video chat. If you don't want to video chat, don't add them on Skype. :)
October 22, 2018
Mmmh, I think I got confused is okay too here. Besides this, it's not only Skype, if you speak with South East Asia WeChat and Line are also equally popular. Keep in mind teachers use external softwares too, for teaching, so it will happen with teachers too, if you plan to have audio/video lessons.
October 23, 2018
What I see nowadays is hypercaution. It's nothing wrong with adding people to Skype or Telegram. Nothing happens. If you don't want video chat but nevertheless would like to train your pronunciation you can just send audio files. If you don't want to send audio files you can just use text message. The messenger on Italki is not the most comfortable one. And there are many ways to check if people are trustworthy or not.
October 22, 2018
"Why do people...." " ..I'm really confused" :)
October 22, 2018
Hi I ask people to add me to Skype so I can talk to them face to face which you cannot do on italki. Also, some people use zoom which is a similar tool. I hope this helps. All the best. Helen
October 22, 2018
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