Jitsi as Skype alternative video call

Hi all I was looking for a skype alternative mainly to communicate with family oversea. I have downloaded and installed jitsi desktop but I can’t find anywhere how to add another jitsi user contact and how to call that contact so the device will ring on the other side. Pc or tablet.

It looks like the Jitsi chat that I can still find web pages on has been discontinued?

Any help appreciated.

Thx SJ

@SJ3 welcome to the community. Start here, regarding the desktop client:

Then, go here: https://meet.jit.si/, because this is what you want.

Finally, read this to learn more and get back on track: