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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

Skype is graduating from Preview mode, complete with new and improved features such as keyboard shortcuts, searchable chats, additional call controls, and a redesigned group video call view that brings everyone even closer together. You’ll find it listed as “Skype” this latest update.

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 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Skype
© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft


Approximate download size
2.89 MB - 226.94 MB


Category
Social


  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Everyone

    Users Interact

    Shares Info

    Shares Location

    Digital Purchases


This app can
Use your location
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Use your contacts
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 an anonymous Microsoft account
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
Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and 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 privacy policy
Skype license terms
www.skype.com/go/tou



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Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Sky

Platform: PC

Works, For the Most Part

I enjoy the ease of access that this Skype application offers. It presents all your contacts and conversations so that they're easy to find. You can receive messages as Windows notifications, and reply to them through the notification. Calls work, and for general use, there's not a lot to complain about. However, I don't like that sometimes, though rarely, a call can crash, and it doesn't give much of an explanation or offer a bug report after the crash. Overall, the app is useful and effective.

Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Kimberly

Platform: PC

WAH made EASIER with Skype

Nothing I don't like! I can screen share with coworkers when assistance is needed... chat for quick questions... makes me feel confident to get my job done knowing I'm connected with my supervisor and upper management in two different states!! They are at my fingertips! Just great product!

Rating:4/5

4/21/2017

Farah

Platform: PC

No complaints

I use this on a daily basis, and other than some minor problems, I don't have any complaints. Except maybe that you cant clear your history from the app, you have to go to the actual skype site, and after a while, long text conversations will bug the app, so you have to go clear your history from skype.com, so that the app will work well again.

Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Tyler

Platform: PC

Could be better but could be worse.

Could use more profile editing options or subscription management but good for the core parts of Skype, I . E . Calling Skype to Skype and Skype to phone.

Rating:4/5

4/21/2017

Travis

Platform: Mobile

Awesome but needs a little refinement.

Needs some stability improvements and it's annoying when the app switches from sms to skype on its own. I do love having messages synced across platforms and thr UI is great. Need to add more full featured sharing options and when I go to share something I would like to be able to select skype as one of the options rather than just messaging. One last thing is the ability to launch the camera from the app in order to share a picture.

Rating:3/5

4/21/2017

Ian

Platform: Mobile

Getting better

Since Skype Preview's been released, it's been getting more reliable with sending photos quickly and sending messages, but sometimes when using the quick reply from the lock screen, Skype decides not to send the message, and I wouldn't know until I checked. Skype also shouldn't be randomly closing itself, but it's not common that it does this.

Rating:4/5

4/21/2017

Janusz

Platform: PC

Almost There!!

Love the improvements that keep coming with time. But I still see that connection issues need to be addressed. Some calls just simply can't happen at all. Some are just perfect!!! Keep it up!!! If you don't have SKYPE yet, you need it now!!!

Rating:4/5

4/21/2017

MD

Platform: PC

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..

7 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Jami

Platform: PC

Great for keeping in contact!

Fantastic program that provides a simple and easy to use platform for staying in touch.

Rating:5/5

4/21/2017

Mike

Platform: PC

Good, effective Communication

Good, fast communication. Able to screen share easily. Would like a bit more ability to route computer audio directly into Skype (playing Groove Music directly into Skype audio pipeline). But, on the whole, a great program.

Rating:/5

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