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May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.



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 to download Skype.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One





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.


  • 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.
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, ARM, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture x86, ARM, x64

Additional info

Published by
© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft

Approximate download size
223.84 MB


  • Age rating
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    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
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks
Read and delete Text Messages
Access all the phone lines on your device
Use your device’s voice over IP (VoIP) services
Read contact information
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
Project the screen on another device
See your current and past surroundings
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

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Language supported
English (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
Български (България)
বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
Català (Català)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Español (México)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
فارسى (ایران)
Suomi (Suomi)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Français (Canada)
Français (France)
Galego (Galego)
Hausa (Nijeriya)
עברית (ישראל)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Íslenska (Ísland)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
ភាសាខ្មែរ (កម្ពុជា)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
ພາສາລາວ (ສປປ ລາວ)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
Македонски Јазик (Македонија)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Português (Portugal)
Română (România)
Русский (Россия)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Srpski (Srbija)
Svenska (Sverige)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
தமிழ் (இந்தியா)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Українська (Україна)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)

Publisher Info
Skype website
Skype support

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct
Skype privacy policy
Skype license terms

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Ratings and reviews

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Will not work randomly after using it for three months

Keeps freaking force quitting on the splash screen... I uninstalled it and when I reinstalled it nothing changed... Why? My phone has 3GB of ram.

1574 out of 1772 people found this helpful.

Why, MS, why?

The MS 8.1 Skype app was great and easy to use. But on Windows 10, no Skype app is available. This app merely prompts you to download the Skype for Desktop app, which is terrible to use with a touchscreen or on a tablet. And now the Skype for Desktop app comes complete with highly annoying and terribly intrusive ads. Seriously, MS, your app developers leave a lot to be desired for this opening night experience of Windows 10 apps. If I could give the "Get Skype" app less than one star, I certainly would. This is a terrible insult to users of the Windows 8.1 Skype app: -5 Stars!

193 out of 212 people found this helpful.

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...

182 out of 200 people found this helpful.

Useless on Win10

Prompt to download the desktop version. Desktop version constantly nags "Would you likecalls and Skype links to always open with Skype for Windows desktop? If so, click Yes and on the following screen Select All and Save." No matter what option you pick, check "Do not ask me again" or not, it always asks this when Skype loads. Useless app, annoying Desktop version. This didn't happen in Windows 7.

147 out of 161 people found this helpful.

It's like they TRIED to screw it up

I like the call quality... I dislike every thing else. Settings (formerly Options) has beend reduced by 4/5 and some of the most important things to me have been removed including first and foremost the ability to decide where downloads get saved to. Honestly the call quality is something Skype has been improving on even before Microsoft bought it.... the deterioration of the rest of the app was kind of to be expected once Crap O Soft got involved. Still disappointing though

81 out of 87 people found this helpful.

Didn't think it could get any worse. I was wrong.

Update: Dropped from 2 stars to 1 star, because now it doesn't even show when people are online and takes hours to send a message. Unbelievable. ------------------------ 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.

192 out of 213 people found this helpful.

Pure garbage. Like every other version of Skype

Skype on W10M is pure garbage. EDIT: v12.1803 • No Location Sharing • No drawing • No transparent Tile • Opening the app won't clear Action Center notifications (on phones, it does on PC) • Answering from a notification won't clear the Live Tile • Slow • Opening the app on Phone will most of the time kill any other audio source. At the same time, Skype will also kill its own audio source, making so you are not longer able to hear people during calls. (disabling most in-app sounds fixes this) • Doesn't seem to want to send keyboard emoji anymore. • Pointless "New Messages" notification instead of the actual notification with the message. • No Gallery on phone • No Fluent Design elements on phone • Crashes often At this point, what's the point of Skype?

103 out of 113 people found this helpful.


Microsoft, make things easy for people. Don't make people install an app, to click on a button, to go to a site to download the application wanted in the first place. I don't care about the reason you did this. Its a terrible experience, and confusing. P.s. why is there also a sky video app that is separate? Skype is all about video chatting. Pleas just stop making things so darn confusing.

64 out of 69 people found this helpful.

Skype used to be good

Skype was amazing in its early days. IT was simple. Contacts were easy to add, files were easy to share, saving where you liked were easy, and the calls were high quality. Skype is desperately trying to compete with apps such as snapchat, which is a mistake. Skype dominated one arena only to throw in its had and come in last in another. If skype wants to fix their issues they'll need to suck it up and revert back to a much earlier version.

19 out of 19 people found this helpful.

Basic Functions Diminished - Compared to old client

Basic UI use for Skype as software based phone are not as good. Ring function and control messed up (rings after pickup, rings once connected, cannot disable ring while on other line). Ability to copy / paste passcodes for conference calls. Ability to use phone numbers with strings (dial conference, wait 5 seconds and enter code to join saved call in calendar). Video link with camera that works fine for other applications broken (does not even show video device available with no way to debug).

29 out of 30 people found this helpful.

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