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Description

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. • Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see it! Get together with 1 or 24 of your friends and family on a video call. Watch your everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!" Skype is the only communications app that lets you make group video calls on mobile devices. • Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, liven up conversations with emoticons and Mojis, or create a group chat to make weekend plans with up to 300 people. • Share – Do more together. Easily share your photos, videos, documents, and files with your family and friends. Unlike email, Skype will transfer up to 300MB per file. • Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates. Skype Preview is only available with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If you have an older version of Windows, please visit www.Skype.com to download Skype.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Windows Holographic

Windows Holographic

PC

PC

mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

• Clean up your recent list by hiding conversations. • Hear people better with loudspeaker improvements. • Easily add new contacts with the add contact button. • Support for Skype URIs, a simple way for people to start Skype calls and chats directly from websites, desktop and mobile apps.

Features

  • Talk face to face over a free video call.
  • Free voice calls to anyone else on Skype.
  • Get people together with group video or voice calls with up to 25 people.
  • Message your friends in an instant and add up to 300 people to a group chat.
  • Call mobiles and landlines at low rates (Skype to Skype calls are always free).
  • Share photos, files (up to 300MB), screens, and add emoticons and Mojis to your chats.
  • Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.

System Requirements

These apply only to PC and phones.
Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Skype
© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft


Approximate download size
2.89 MB - 74.07 MB


Category
Social



Permissions
Use your microphone
Use your webcam
Use your devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Use your contacts
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your location
Use your maps
Use your music
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Send push notifications
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services
Use your device’s voice over IP (VoIP) services
Access your browser
Read contact information
See your current and past surroundings
Project the screen on another device
Read and delete Text Messages
Access all the phone lines on your device
Query software licensing policies
Access your settings from when you first signed in to your device
Access your Windows Phone identification data
Have control over your Windows Phone
Make use of SMS and RCS
Send SMS and MMS messages
Read and write all SMS and MMS messages


Installation
Install on your Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
অসমীয়া (ভাৰত)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
Български (България)
বাংলা (ভারত)
Bosanski (Bosna I Hercegovina)
Català (Català)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Euskara (Euskara)
فارسى (ایران)
Suomi (Suomi)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Français (France)
Gaeilge (Éire)
Gàidhlig (An Rìoghachd Aonaichte)
Galego (Galego)
ગુજરાતી (ભારત)
Hausa (Nijeriya)
עברית (ישראל)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Հայերեն (Հայաստան)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Igbo (Nigeria)
Íslenska (Ísland)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
ქართული (საქართველო)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
ភាសាខ្មែរ (កម្ពុជា)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
한국어(대한민국)
कोंकणी (भारत)
کوردیی ناوەڕاست (کوردستان)
Кыргыз (Кыргызстан)
Lëtzebuergesch (Lëtzebuerg)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
Reo Māori (Aotearoa)
Македонски Јазик (Македонија)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Монгол Хэл (Монгол Улс)
मराठी (भारत)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Malti (Malta)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
नेपाली (नेपाल)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Norsk, Nynorsk (Noreg)
Sesotho Sa Leboa (Afrika Borwa)
ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ଭାରତ)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (ਭਾਰਤ)
پنجابی (پاکستان)
Polski (Polska)
درى (افغانستان)
Português (Brasil)
K'iche' (Guatemala)
Runasimi (Peru)
Română (România)
Русский (Россия)
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
سنڌي (پاکستان)
සිංහල (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Српски (Србија)
Srpski (Srbija)
Svenska (Sverige)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
தமிழ் (இந்தியா)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
Тоҷикӣ (Тоҷикистон)
ไทย (ไทย)
ትግርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Türkmen Dili (Türkmenistan)
Setswana (Aforika Borwa)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Татар (Россия)
ئۇيغۇرچە (جۇڭخۇا خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىتى)
Українська (Україна)
اُردو (پاکستان)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
Wolof (Senegaal)
Isixhosa (Umzantsi Afrika)
Yoruba (Nigeria)
中文(中华人民共和国)
中文(台灣)
Isizulu (Iningizimu Afrika)
বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
中文(香港特別行政區)
English (United Kingdom)
Eesti (Eesti)
Español (México)
Français (Canada)
ພາສາລາວ (ສປປ ລາວ)
Português (Portugal)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct
Skype Preview privacy policy
Skype Preview license terms
www.skype.com/go/tou



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Rating:4/5

9/23/2016

Zachary

Platform: PC

Great app but has some not-so serious flaws.

I really like this app because it is simply better than the skype desktop app. This app is more reliable than the desktop version, and this app works almost seamlessly with Windows 10. Having said that, the only complaint that I have with the app is the fact that this app does not work with virtual desktops. Often times, when I have this app in another desktop, it will not notify me of messages or calls. If this could be fixed, i would thoroughly enjoy this app to its full potential, and i would give this app a 5 star review. Otherwise, great job, Microsoft!

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/23/2016

Myra

Platform: PC

My webcam won't even work on this

I have a HP all-in-one and the intergraded camera was not the one that should have been installed and they sent me an external webcam HP 4310 HD. worked fine on my old program of skype version 7.27 . But when windows updated to the windows 10 anniversary update it installed the skype preview and now I can't video call. My tools and options are gone also. the preview is only compatible with an HP HD 2500 I believe that's the model..... come on Microsoft couldn't you leave well enough alone. Will be uninstalling the preview......DO NOT LIKE IT!!!!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

9/17/2016

Teanna

Platform: Mobile

Management

Skype is a great tool if it were like we know it can be. They is no ability to manage conversations, I.e. deleting or otherwise. Picture quality fluxes even over really good wifi.

5 out of 10 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/25/2016

Karl

Platform: Mobile

Used To Work Before Preview

After mobile users were forced to "upgrade" to Skype Preview the once reliable service has become all but unusable. Video calls are either a mess or cut off unexpectedly. Also, frequently unable to even make connections even as both parties are texting each other that they're trying, while both are on home Wi-Fi.

Rating:1/5

9/20/2016

Greg

Platform: Mobile

Microsoft ruined this

This app used to be so easy to use. Now, the menus are difficult to navigate. They were supposed to merge you skype account with your Microsoft account and all they did was make a mess of it.

6 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

9/17/2016

Daniel

Platform: Mobile

Microsoft's best, still lags every other messaging app

Better than anything Microsoft has done in the past, but still seriously behind other messaging apps on Windows Phone: - Can't send video, can't share multiple photos at once, nor conveniently look at previously sent media. - Don't know if a message was read, and can't check the time stamp of old messages. - Phone-video calling is extremely unreliable, easily worse than Line or WhatsApp, which is unforgiveable if you consider where skype comes from. I mean, once connected it's skype quality, but the software is so buggy that one ends up making regular phone calls instead. Tired of one failed attempt after another.

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

9/18/2016

Laura

Platform: PC

Bad Connection Video and Sound

Constantly dropping video calls, slow buggy. Sound is like through a tunnel and I am constantly having to close and open the app. No way to delete conversations.

4 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

9/26/2016

Antonio

Platform: PC

Love the concept; Hate the glitches

I love this as a replacement for Skype, but I cannot use this as a replacement. It freezes on me all the time. Also, I cannot add contacts. Additionally, the settings panel is extremely limited. I would like to know where I can contact support about these issues, but that is not made clear.

Rating:2/5

9/15/2016

Melvin

Platform: Mobile

Updating after each call

After using skype preview with a video call, the app updates itself for hours. I know it is a preview but c'mon, this is just frustrating to use especially when my phone is the only device I have with me right now. Would MS prefer us using a different app instead until they fix what's broken with skype?

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/20/2016

Huy

Platform: PC

This is not Skype Preview

After installation finished, it appeared to be JUST A LINK to download normal Skype. Nothing to do with Skype Preview.

5 out of 14 people found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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