• 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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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...

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!

Jaime · 7/26/2015

I use Skype to communicate with my friends. It's a great way to hang out with friends over the internet... when it works. The desktop version is okay, missing features but satisfactory; however, the mobile version is frustrating! Messaging is the worst. It takes a long time to refresh the chat, even when open. The load times between screens, to manually refresh, is laggy and makes me click twice, leading me to the incorrect menu. Not to mention fifty-fifty notifications. Sometimes it notifies you, sometimes it doesn't. This is especially infuriating when it's my girlfriends messages I don't receive. I even manually refresh and sometimes that doesn't work. Then I go on the desktop version and find multiple messages from hours ago. Microsoft program on a Microsoft device and it's this bad? I'd rate this 0/5 if I could.

Bond · 7/29/2015
Ignorance Is The Cause Of This

So, imagine that. They can't comprehend that everyone hates the desktop version. They can't comprehend that its far inferior in just the terms of availability. And guess what, EVEN if you SOMEHOW managed to make it less inferior, even better then the app. Guess what? ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS HATE YOU, because those that don't have access to computers can no longer speak to there loved ones. And even the ones that do have access to a computer which is what I am typing on now. Still think You are a joke, because you apparently, don't have the capacity to simply update the app. To be totally Honest. I in particular, with which I am sure lots of others would rather just have the un-updated app, in comparison to have your toilet paper worthy desktop version.

Reviewer 1698 · 7/27/2015
Its great

I really like it. It's easy to use, but I do wish there was a way to make the font bigger when reading the messages. I have eye problems and the app just doesn't do that. Which is a shame. Otherwise it's really good app.

Ed · 7/30/2015
Forcing users to desktop client

This isn't what I expected when I attempted to re-install the Skype client from the store. The Windows desktop version is a very poor application in its current iteration, especially on tablet/mobile devices.

Shawn · 7/23/2015
Not great. Could be great Microsoft!

Reinstall to get notifications to work. Still the worst version of Skype. Its to easy to call someone on accident. Confirm before dialing is a must.

nigam · 7/22/2015

This app has worked pretty well for me. When my tablet is closed, it still alerts me to incoming calls, its easy to navigate, and I rarely have any issues with any conversations. It works great in the background and as a shared screen with Internet Explorer. However, trying to upload a photo as my profile picture usually fails (or produces a version of the photo I was trying to put up with thick black lines running through it) I don't have an option to transfer photos either which I don't like. Overall, it's a much better app than most of the ones developed for the Microsoft store.

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