Skype

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4.1
11.5M reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call, 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 them! Get together with 1 or 49 of your friends and family on a HD video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!"
• Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, grab someone’s attention with @ mentions, or create a group chat to plan a family reunion.
• Share – Send photos and videos with your family and friends. Save shared photos and videos to your camera roll. Share your screen to make travel plans with friends or present designs to your team.
• Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone in the world on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates.
• Express yourself – Liven up conversations with emoticons, GIFs, stickers, images from your device or web.
• SMS - Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide.

Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.


• Privacy and Cookies policy: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=507539
• Microsoft Services Agreement: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144
• EU Contract Summary: https://go.skype.com/eu.contract.summary

Access Permissions:
All permissions are optional and require consent (you can continue using Skype without granting these permissions, but certain features may not be available).

• Contacts - Skype can sync and upload your device contacts to Microsoft's servers so that you can easily find and connect with your contacts that already use Skype.
• Microphone - The microphone is needed for people to hear you during audio or video calls or for you to record audio messages.
• Camera - The camera is needed for people to see you during video calls, or for you to be able to take photos or videos whilst you’re using Skype.
• Location - You can share your location with other users or use your location to help find relevant places near you.
• External Storage - Storage is needed to be able to store photos or to share your photos with others you may chat with.
• Notifications - Notifications allow users to know when messages or calls are received even when Skype is not actively used.
• Read Phone state - Access to phone state allows you to place a call on hold when a regular phone call is in progress.
• System Alert Window - This setting allows Skype screensharing, which requires access to all information on the screen or played on the device whilst you record or broadcast content.
Updated on
Jan 19, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 9 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.1
11.5M reviews
Jessa Allen
January 28, 2023
I used to use Skype all the time and it worked great! The quality on the video and recording is good. But I got signed out, I signed back in but now it can't do anything. It freezes and want do ANYTHING! I can't load contacts or try and text just a screen showing my profile and then not really anything other than the Skype platform and stuff. I would really like this problem fixed, I'm so sad I can't use this anymore because it doesn't work. PLEASE fix this!!
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Cyra DelaRiviere
December 16, 2022
Issues with this last update!! I think a software engineer messed up a merge. When I set my status to do not disturb, it changes back to available almost immediately. It will NOT stay on DND. This has caused a lot of issues for me . Also, there is an issue with the stability of the display. So often, the display will just disappear. Then, I have to close the app and reopen for the display to return.
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Cody King (LesTadO)
January 18, 2023
Don't use this for business. It doesn't ring most of the time and I lost customers because of it. It also forwards calls to voicemail instead of answering when it does ring... doesn't hang up when you end a call, then it causes audio problems unless you exit the app. Can't make calls while connected to VPN. Can't make calls when I'm not...Get telemarketers calling all the time... And best of all: notice how the dbags haven't even responded to try to help me? That's what you'll get. Go elsewhere.
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What's new

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype.

What's new?
- Customize your theme and choose from different colors
- Truvoice AI to use your own voice during a translated call in Skype
- Easily add contacts using a unique QR code
- Stay up-to-date with the latest news and trends with the Today tab (Android US users only)
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Visit https://go.skype.com/whatsnew for more details.