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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

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 ARM, x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Skype
© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft


Approximate download size
2.89 MB - 119.33 MB


Category
Social


  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Everyone

    Users Interact

    Shares Info

    Shares Location

    Digital Purchases


This app can
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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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

2/22/2017

Tyric

Platform: Mobile

Group call!!

Awesome! Group call now supported and new features and new look to the latest... Great work! Thank you alot!!!

61 out of 78 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:1/5

2/9/2017

Shawn

Platform: Mobile

Thanks for updating finally.

Im not changing the rating until I know it's stable. Skype just stays open the background now. I have to manually close it down. Can you please make a version that has no problems? I've said once and I will say it. Pay attention to your mobile users Microsoft. You will lose what little of us you have left otherwise.

82 out of 101 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/24/2017

Justin

Platform: PC

Better and still improving

Definitely improving, and still a ways to go with contacts syncing, better UI (though this has improved), and inexplicably newly created People contacts showing up in Skype contacts, thus cluttering my contacts list. Don't know why, especially since, 1) I'm not using Skype as SMS, and, 2) if I was, I could still access Device contacts list to find and send SMS to someone. Larger app/font size option for high res mobile devices would be really nice. Keep up the great work.

37 out of 62 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/22/2017

Dale kate

Platform: PC

understanding

first the skype network is a blessing and when I get to talk to family back home i have little or no connection problems however this new type of setting is very confusing. its difficult to get my way around. changes should be similar to the previous not so different that every thing seems new. I cant get around this type of setting especially the skype credit payments. now my problem is that my calls just wont go through to loved ones back home in Dominica and Guadeloupe

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

2/22/2017

Francesco

Platform: Mobile

Somehow good after years

UPDATE Feb_2017: After WhatsApp, Google Hangout and Facebook Messenger stole 90% of your users, finally a semi decent modern version, even if still full of bugs, DUPLICATE CONTACTS , and unintuitive user experience. But it's too late, fewer and fewer people use Skype now days, and with WhatsApp video calls that number is going to be even smaller, and completely wipe you when available in their desktop app. Take example from them and improve the App, or the service will die.

Rating:4/5

2/22/2017

Tayla

Platform: Mobile

Functional at last.

Outstanding app. Needs to ability to share from photos app. And also we should be able to send videos that we've already taken. Capacity for sending longer videos should be implemented, too.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/22/2017

Tatenda

Platform: Mobile

Mode

Thanks for adding Mode changing function in settings in this App. Please add the "Use System Setting" unlike always changing it manually. Good work keep up.

Rating:4/5

2/23/2017

Cryio

Platform: Mobile

The best it's ever been on W10M, however ...

Skype on W10M is fine. A dramatic improvement over the WP8.0 app in design and capabilities. Even though a work in progress, it's already miles ahead of the old app.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/16/2017

Nathan

Platform: Mobile

Feature Filled

Pretty well done, lots of features as well as being quite stable most of the time. The only annoyance is that groups in my favorites often get removed, making them a lot more of pain to find.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/16/2017

I

Platform: Mobile

Great app!

This is a great app. Idk why people do not like it, but I think it is perfect for my needs to contact my family members in other parts of the world or when they are traveling. What is best is I have been able to vid chat with my parents before they have had time to go out to purchase a sim card for whatever country they are in. They just join a secure wifi and we can vid chat with awesome vid quality. I am surprised at the negative reviews for this app as this has been a huge benefit for contacting my family.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

2/14/2017

Furqaan

Platform: PC

Improved, But Not Quite There Yet

The new improved Skype App, though in beta version, isn't quite as robust as the desktop (or win32) application that can be installed from the site. There was an issue just before I wrote this review where the app just froze on me. I was in the middle of a voice call with one of my friends, and I went to the Messaging window to send him a link, but the moment I clicked that chat bubble on the top right of the screen, everything froze. I had to end the call, kill the Skype Preview app's process, and then open the app again to talk to him again. Not very intuitive, and some basic users might not even know how to manually restart the app like I did. There were also some anomalies in the calls, like audio distortions and cut-offs. The freezing issue has been occurring very often, and it seems to be triggered by opening the app by clicking on a notification (that someone sent me a message).

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

2/13/2017

David

Platform: Mobile

Not quite ready for prime time.

A lot of nice features but lots of bugs. SMS messages go to the wrong contact when sent through skype. No transparent tile. Sync between pc and phone doesn't sync all the messages. Switched back to default message app. Video calls from PC Skype Preview to mobile Skype Preview constantly fail "The content of this message is unsupported".

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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