• Make group video calls for free.
  • Make audio calls for free.
  • Send a video message to share a quick thought or a candid moment.
  • Continue the chat you’ve started – after you ended the call, keep going with instant messaging.
  • Snap your chat to one side and free up the other for whatever needs doing.
  • Pick up calls from your lock screen or Start screen.

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Version Notes

What's new: - General fixes

Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

368K ratings

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Ed · 8/2/2015
Why, MS, why?

The MS 8.1 Skype app was great and easy to use. But on Windows 10, no Skype app is available. This app merely prompts you to download the Skype for Desktop app, which is terrible to use with a touchscreen or on a tablet. And now the Skype for Desktop app comes complete with highly annoying and terribly intrusive ads. Seriously, MS, your app developers leave a lot to be desired for this opening night experience of Windows 10 apps. If I could give the "Get Skype" app less than one star, I certainly would. This is a terrible insult to users of the Windows 8.1 Skype app: -5 Stars!

Tiffany · 8/1/2015
Keep the app version

the app version is clean cut and easy to use. it also runs more efficiently than the desktop version. please set up this application for windows 10!

MD · 8/2/2015
Not Bad

We know Skype is a very good app for talking fee or making VIDEO CALL. But its File transfer speed is very slow and the SKYPE windows 8 app cant transfer Files... else this everything is great..

Emmanuel · 7/30/2015

ARE YOU SERIOUS? (JUST LIKE THE OTHER MSN APPS) Why would you discontinue this app! I mean don't hide behind excuses such as "for a better Skype experience" and just admit that you are all BORED to take care of an app. Look this was a pretty useful app as it meant to be used by touch screens and now with the desktop app, that part goes away and the touch gestures become more inaccurate. Just a stupid stupid stupid decision. MAKE UP YOUR MIND MICROSOFT! MAKE UP YOUR MIND

Reviewer 8013 · 7/31/2015
won't run, says update, no update available

Computer runs on Windows 8. Skype used to work. Today (July 31st, 2015) "oops, there's a problem because you're using an old version, click here to update". Clicking takes me to the Windows Store, choosing update Skype: "no updates available". Tried deleting the app and reinstalling, same message.

Reviewer 5053 · 7/28/2015
New Update?

I loved using the Skype app before the new update, it was an awesome way to keep in touch with my friends! It worked perfectly and was super easy to use! But, the "new and improved" update is the exact opposite of what it calls itself. You can't keep it open alongside your desktop so you an multitask, the graphics are horrible (seriously, they look like they're from the early 2000s), and you have to stare at annoying ads all the time. I'm going to have to find a new way to talk to my friends if they don't make the app usable again. You could at least let us have the option to use the old app if we don't want the terrible "new" update. Thanks a lot, Skype...

Christina · 7/31/2015
Desktop Version is Terrible

The app was awesome and I'm sure it would've been fine with Windows 10. But the desktop version is terrible; not only is it a lot slower and it has a lot more technical problems (THE MICROPHONE SETTINGS ESPECIALLY) I tried getting help today and even had someone remotely access my laptop and all they could do was apologize. I'm not blaming the person who helped me but either a new Skype update that is compatible with Windows 10 or bringing the app back would ease most of us unhappy users.

Reviewer 9083 · 7/31/2015
This app is amazing! Why can I no longer use it?

I love Skype, and I don't want to update to Skype translator preview. I want to use the original Skype app. How come the only option is either to download the desktop app or this new Skype translator preview app?

Jamal · 7/30/2015
New Update

I loved Skype when I could multitask and do other things at the same time. But now it's switched everyone to the desktop version and got rid of the app version for my computer and it is so annoying now. Really wish they would bring back the app version or at least let us choose which one we want to use. This update sucks.

andre · 7/30/2015

I gave it to stars because I'm having trouble with viewing the person that I am video chatting with... It's like the screen is automatically zoomed in, and there is no way for me to get the screen back to its normal size.... Mind you that my girlfriend has an android and she see my with no problem... I'd you can please help me to resolve this issue.. Thanks

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