Skype is software that enables you to make free video calls anywhere in the world. The software uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you with other users. It offers several features, including SkypeOut calling from the messenger to regular and mobile phones worldwide, conference calling, andsecure file transferring. You can also now share your screen with other users. It calls to focus on video and audio quality, and secure the calls with end-to-end encryption. All you need to get started is Windows XP with SP3, Vista, 7, 8 or 10, a webcam for video calls and a microphone.
Enjoy free voice and video calls on Skype or discover some of the many features to help you stay connected with the people you care about. Choose the hue that fits you best to make your experience your own. Bring your conversations to life by reacting to any message and expressing yourself with GIFs, stickers, and Mojis. Share photos, messages, emoticons and stickers in real-time. Whether you’re planning your next big adventure with the whole group or just catching up with your family, calling is now even better.
Follow friends and family for snapshots of their week and react to them with just a tap. These memorable moments stay available for seven days. Buy tickets for a concert, find mind-blowingly delicious recipes or even plan your next trip around the world. You can also quickly find and drop useful information into the conversation. Reaching local businesses or friends who aren’t online is easy. Call mobile and landline numbers at affordable rates with the Program to Phone.
HD video calling and Screen Sharing
Experience crystal clear audio and HD video in one to one or group calls – now with call reactions too.
Skype 2.0 and later, on Microsoft Windows (DirectX 9.0 or above required), Mac OS X, and Linux, supports video calling for Skype-to-Skype calls between two parties. Skype 3.6 and later on Windows and Skype 5.3 and later on Mac supports 720p high-definition video. Skype 5.8 and later on Windows and Skype 5.5 for Mac support 1080p high-definition video with the Logitech C920 webcam as well as the primary use of H.264 video codec instead of VP8 found in past versions. Skype 3.0.0 on iOS allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to call each other, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Skype 5 support group video calls. Sharing of external monitors is also supported via third-party hardware.
Instantly react to any message with fun reactions or use @mentions to grab someone’s attention.
Call recording and Live subtitles – NEW
Record Skype calls to capture special moments, note key decisions and use live subtitles to read the words that are spoken.
Reach friends who aren’t online with affordable international calling rates to mobiles and landlines.
Skype keeps user instant messaging history on the user’s local computer, and on Skype’s cloud for 30 days. Users cannot control how long their chat histories are stored on Skype’s servers but can configure that option individually for every their device. Once the user signs in to Skype on a new device the conversation history is synced with Skype’s cloud and stored locally. The app allows users to remove or edit individual messages during one hour after sending; this affects messages already received by chat interlocutors as well as not delivered to them yet. It also allows users to delete all saved conversation histories for the device. Keep your sensitive conversations private with industry standard end to end encryption.
Looking for files has never been this easy
No more scrolling through your chat history – just click Gallery under the chat name to see all the files, links, and photos in the conversation.
Editing and Emoticons
Users can send about 254 emoticons that are displayed either statically or animated, depending on user’s settings. There are also hidden emoticons, 241 flags and 63 other. On special occasions, Skype introduces featured emoticons that are later either left as standard (anger), left as hidden (mooning) or removed (captain). Sending an empty message is not possible.
Edit and delete messages
Pressed ‘send’ too fast? Edit sent messages or delete them all together with a few clicks.
Connect from anywhere
Get together with your friends, families, or colleagues no matter what device they use Skype on.
Call phones at low rates
Call landlines and mobiles from anywhere in the world at great low rates using Skype Credit. Save even more if you call specific destinations using subscriptions.
Get a local phone number Skype Numbers are available in 26 countries/regions. Pay a flat fee for unlimited incoming calls. Answer your calls on computer, tablet or smartphone.
Send SMS from Skype
Send text messages directly from Skype. Discover a quick, simple way to connect via SMS online (text messaging) anytime, anywhere with this amazing app.
Skype Premium Skype Premium originally bundled together with a number of Skype’s features including the selection of a calling subscription, the ability to make group video calls and the ability to screen share with up to 10 other people (person-to-person video calls are free), improved customer support and the removal of ads from the client. However, the Premium product was removed in the summer of 2014 when group video calls and screen sharing were made free.