Let's say I am supposed to go out with my friends but I am feeling down so I want to cancel, explaining:

Sorry lads, I wouldn't be much company today.

Can I say the same thing when I am supposed to call someone on Skype for example or is there a better phrase? I am unsure simply because the word "company" feels like it should be used only for physical meetings.

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to be good company is used when you are in or going to be in the presence of people.

I would not use it about a Skype call. You are not really in the presence of people.

I wouldn't be much fun today. For example.

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