Skype

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4.1
11.5M reviews
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About this app

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free*.

Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide and with SMS Connect you can now also read and reply to your phone's SMS messages right from your computer. SMS connect will be released gradually.

• Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 24 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.
• SMS Connect - Read and reply to your phone's SMS messages in Skype on your PC or Mac.
• 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, click on the “+” in chat to send a Giphy or images from the web, and annotate images with words, lines and more.

By downloading the Skype Preview, you’ll gain early access to our newest and coolest features. Of course, while you’re having fun, know that this app is a work in progress. We're hoping to get your vital feedback as we add new enhancements and features to Skype. Simply click the heart icon on the main screen and you will be able to send your comments to our team, helping us shape the future of Skype.

Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs and Macs.

*Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.
Updated on
Sep 8, 2022

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
B T
July 22, 2022
Very very very buggy. When it works it's great, but there are always problems. 1. Frequently have to initiate call several times to get video on both sides. 2. Translator frequently works one way but not the other. 3. Recent update caused controls to be difficult to access. You should be able to tap the screen and have the mute/disconnect/etc buttons come up but now you have to tap all over the place and maybe they appear. Very frustrating. Maybe Microsoft is trying to kill Skype? IDK...
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Jessica H
August 1, 2022
Skype's always had problems with video feed sometimes freezing, inability to answer calls, no ring when getting incoming calls, occasional dropped calls, etc. But lately there's been more problems than ever!!! Video will not display correctly on both ends, or the video won't display at all - even when the video option is turned on, and also with consistent dropping of calls for no reason. It's extremely aggravating!!!
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Annie Coelho
August 3, 2022
Alerts dont work well. It doesnt make any sound when messages OR calls are coming in, and yes- I made sure all my phone and app settings were correct. Video calls don't work, on at least one side most of the time, and calls very often do not go through on/from either party. App icons do not appear for new messages either. Yes, I have it enabled.
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What's new

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

What's new?
- Use search in Skype to find your meeting and join it immediately
- Add an Emoticon, sticker, or photo to customize your group chat/meeting
- Bug fixes and improvements

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