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
Nov 29, 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
Google User
December 4, 2022
Horrible app! No improvements over the past 10 years. And now on the latest Android, when you leave the app while talking to someone and get back into the app, the screen is split into 2, with one side being a black square. Nothing works to fix it other than ending the call and redialing. Also the sound quality is horrible! Any other major app, ANY, has a much better sound quality
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Curtis Nieboer
November 30, 2022
Interface Slow and Unstable. Routinely crashes in mid-call, either disconnecting the call or making it impossible to bring up the number pad. (Especially frustrating after waiting in a phone queue for an hour.) If it weren't the only affordable way to call overseas, I'd not recommend it at all.
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The Smilin Irishman
November 30, 2022
Multi tasking is extremely buggy for example going to the home screen or another app picture and picture works but there will be a free floating dummy window at random times. Going back to full screen the app just crashes I can still hear the other person but their no video or even the app window is present. Please fix it! I've never seen so many bugs in an app. Are 13 year olds working on this? Never cussed at an app so much in all my years of using Android.
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What's new

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

What's new?
- Easily share your unique QR code with friends and family
- Tap your profile name to quickly access your profile
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

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