Skype

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4.1
11.5M reviews
1B+
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Editors' Choice
Content rating
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. Chat with the new Bing in Skype, and get AI-powered answers, recommendations, and inspiration. 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.
• Bing in Skype – Chat with the new Bing in your individual and group chats to get AI-powered answers, right within the context of your conversations. Ask for recommendations to help make plans together and get inspired and have fun by asking Bing for ideas.
• 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.

Microsoft Account required. Bing in Skype is available via the Bing preview waitlist. To learn more and sign-up visit: https://www.bing.com/new

• 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
May 24, 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

Ratings and reviews

4.1
10.4M reviews
Derek Manuel
April 17, 2023
Edit: Calls no longer work. I can receive calls and hear the caller, but they can't hear me. Definitely going to stop paying for this garbage. Calls work OK, but it won't play voicemails. I have cleared the cache and reinstalled the app. It just doesn't work. Support forums show this has been an issue on the mobile Skype apps for years. I assume at this point they have no real interest in fixing it.
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Daniel Speller
April 15, 2023
Update: So... It appears that you can message others on this app ...but it costs 11 cents!...😒 why? Yes...I think Skype is a good app. I've used it years ago and am now circling back to it. It has good features...but it would be great if it integrated as a standard messaging app on a basic level. That way, you wouldn't have to "invite" people to the platform. They'd see you were on it, and some would just migrate to it on their own to access all the features.... Just a thought.
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David
April 18, 2023
Not good at all. The app keeps locking up and when I Skype someone the volume is so low even with the volume all the way up, I have to hang up and call again in Skype. Then the volume is OK. The quality of Skype has become hit and miss. Hopefully, someone can fix it and make it a good, reliable app. As of right now the app leaves much to be desired!
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What's new

- New call screen with a modernized look
- QR code to share a group chat
- New launch screen design and animation
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

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