Skype

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4.3
11.5M reviews
1B+
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Content rating
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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
May 25, 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

Ratings and reviews

4.3
11.5M reviews
Susanne Lomander
February 1, 2021
My Skype lags and freezes, and never remembers which country I make ALL my calls to.. Nor does it sync well with contacts or allow for many phone numbers per contact, at least not at times. I have to delete and re-enter contacts all the time, and most of the time I can't even answer incoming calls. It used to be so much better - I think Microsoft just doesn't want to continue development!
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Lucas el pelucas
January 9, 2021
Plagued with bugs in app and every year it gets worse. I might get only the call on the phone and not the desktop. Someone might drop it and if they call me again I get the sound but the application or notification doesn't appear, to take the call. I might get the sound of phone mode but through the speaker so you have to hold the phone like a banana. And don't even start me in desktop, my antivirus has even jumped at many of the ads that it opens by itself. WORST SOFTWARE EVER!
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A Google user
December 23, 2018
Microsoft makes it so difficult to login. they want to use email addresses to verify my login,addresses which haven't existed for years, yet they won't use my contact address. also, they steal your money (Skype credit) if you don't use it within 180 days. If I switch Skype accounts (my Skype account and my Microsoft account) I have to re-verify all over again and the app won't launch, even after reading data and the cache. I have to uninstall and re-install. I hate this stupid app.
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What's new

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

What's new?
- New emojis i.e. ukraineheart, ukrainehandshake
- Bug fixes and improvements

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