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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!!!" • 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. This version of Skype is only available for Windows 10. If you are running 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

Share your PC’s audio when you share your desktop. Watch videos and listen to music together! See your images without having to leave the app. Tap on an image in a conversation and try this out. We love to hear from you. It’s now easier to send feedback, tap on the “ on the left navigation bar.

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

Additional info

Published by
Skype
© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft


Approximate download size
1.41 MB - 238.19 MB


Category
Social


  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Everyone

    Users Interact

    Shares Info

    Shares Location

    Digital Purchases


This app can
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Use your contacts
Use your devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol
Use your device’s voice over IP (VoIP) services
Read contact information
See your current and past surroundings
Access your home or work networks
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your Internet connection
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:1/5

7/5/2017

Christopher

PC

Still horrendous, after all this time. ☹

Update*****... still using it daily, still a buggy, inconsistent mess. Nothing but issues, glitches, hangs, crashes, non/semi functioning features. Cant even handle a Skype video call without crashing the app after a few minutes, that's IF the damn thing even connects properly..... Isn't that what it is made to do?. Time to get a new team lead or put more emphasis on stabilizing and debugging the existing code before moving on to new features. Bots? Seriously? Completely pointless to add this in when the app can barely complete its most basic function.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

7/19/2017

Daniel

PC

MS, you need people with common sense...

Honestly, I can really appreciate what you are going for with this new design aesthetic, but compared to the earlier version this one is completely BAREBONES. Settings you would expect to find aren't even there anymore. Like, where in the world are the advanced settings!? Another thing too its that screen sharing is a great feature, but that outline around the sharers screen is annoying, and would love for there to be an option to make it transparent so you don't have to see it when watching something. Also, there isn't even any options to run the app in the background anymore. Seriously? What are you guys thinking when designing these new features? Are you rushing development so much to the point that you are forgetting to add basic features, or better yet forgetting to maintain obligatory functions that already existed!? Get it together MS you can do better. Ease of use is awesome, but when you do so much to the point where the end user begets control you contradict the end goal.

124 out of 141 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

7/17/2017

Jeremy

PC

Awesome.

I had issues with the app when I started using it, but after using it for about 5 months now, I wouldn't have it any other way. It looks great, they sorted the drag n drop feature and it's reliable(always sends and receives my messages and I don't have to keep checking if it's running) . I absolutely love it. -- my favorite part - the dark theme.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

7/17/2017

Mike

PC

Excellent UI, app continuously crashes

This app makes Skype so easy to use. The UI is clean and simple. Calls and screen sharing couldn't be any easier. The current release of the app continuously crashes however... would be nice if this could be resolved (I reopen the app many times throughout the course of the day.)

40 out of 45 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

7/19/2017

Jimmy

PC

Somethings Are Good, Still Missing A Lot

So... I like the idea of the new Windows 10 Skype, however, It misses out on a lot. I can't access certain features, or even change some details on my profile from the app. I have to go back to the old skype, or onto the website to change those details, and its just tedious. This version also doesn't allow the contacts to be shown on the left bar. It's just the "Recent" tab, which is something I barely look at, compared to the contacts tab. I do like the light and dark themes, and it runs a lot faster than the old Skype, but it just doesn't have the needed features. It's more design rich, than feature rich. I also don't receive calls from this app. I'll get the skype call on my phone, but there is no notification or anything showing that I'm being called on the app, as well as no option to accept the call, unless I decline it, and recall the person. The idea for this Skype is great, but it's still missing a lot, and has some unnecessary changes that are just really inconvenient for me.

Rating:2/5

7/19/2017

Angel

Mobile

Where is my settings menu??

I don't mind the new look, It's basically the same as before, but I can't really use Skype probably without the settings.. To personalize Skype..

14 out of 26 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

7/20/2017

Sophie

PC

I hate this app it makes me feel 100 years old

This is so confusing to use now. I'm trying to use this for business, and I can't even figure out how to change my status like I used to. There's explanations online how to do this (I shouldn't have to google how to change my status to away people) and the solution they are describing does not in any way look like the skype I have. This app used to be very easy and intuitive, but it feels like I can't do anything on it anymore. What is going on with Skype? ANNOYED! If anyone can explain to me how to change my status/if that's still even an option, please do.

Rating:2/5

7/13/2017

Brian

Mobile

Feature parity and feature loss for Windows 10!

Why isn't this here? "Skype Preview for Android and iOS adds Messaging and In-call reactions, Find panel and more..." Making and answering calls also needs to become faster, more instant worth Skype for Windows!!! My resting has also lowered for this version due to the removal of the Windows 10 Mobile feature "Choose the app you want to use to turn a phone call into a video call", now showing "No compatible apps"

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

6/14/2017

PC

The Skype of the Future

Normally I don't write reviews but I had to do this. So yesterday I got the new Skype app update on my phone and today the new desktop version and I gotta say Skype stepped up their game. On the new phone app they added a live stream highlight function and many colors and themes and the organization of contacts and chats got significantly better. It adds more for you to look at, if you are A.D.D it might prove to be a problem but so much better in my opinion. The desktop version I am raving over. They changed the theme to a darker setting which is easier on a lot of eye strain and the organization is better. It functions about the same for me, except the quality of video is much clearer. I do think it runs a higher Kb though which for computers that are older this maybe problematic but I am sure in the next update skype will probably work on that as well. Sound quality in the new version is easier to control and better as well. Overall, Skype you really out did yourselves this time.

16 out of 26 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

6/10/2017

Robert

PC

Wow, Really Bad Now

Desktop version was rock solid. This version, which I've now tried several times going back to the preview, is just badly done. Buggy, doesn't stay active in the background, doesn't stay active in task bar when closed (duh). Microsoft: let me be plain, you're screwing this up and you're making your own app store and universal app strategy look bad. You need to fix this now.

72 out of 82 people found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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