• 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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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!

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.

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

Reviewer 8025 · 7/26/2015
Disappointed. You should know better!

I'm not going to lie; this update very much disappointed me. There was so much to love about the actual App which makes me sad to see it go. The design of this App was so good! Clean lines, no ads while chatting, nice color scheme and a format that was tasteful and easy to work around. This "new version" is exactly the opposite. The first thing that caught my eye were the ads next to the chat screen. Microsoft, you are a very large company! If you /have/ to have ads, at least make them able to prove their point without sitting on the side of the screen and lagging. The room for the ads makes the screen asymmetrical and an eyesore, as is the font. What's with this "Upgrading for Efficiency" deal anyway? It was perfectly fine! I used Skype every night because it was that easy to work with. If anything, the update is /less/ efficient, as many reviews have already stated! All in all, a huge disappointment. Please listen to your customers and keep this app running. Thank you.

Reviewer 6330 · 7/26/2015
Somebody must have though...who needs an App?

The App is fine. Sorry, basically, it WAS fine until some brain decided to move everybody to the desktop version. The desktop version lost all my contacts, it is cumbersome to use, it is always on, it is like a thowback to the days before...well, before APPS!!! Please give this APP some new life and stop looking to the seventies, this is 2015... thanks!

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?

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