Skype - free IM & video calls

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Oct 15, 2019

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Sep 21, 2019

The app is awesome when it works, but it has trouble connecting to wifi sometimes. And what is most bothersome is that it has trouble connecting when using data too. Also, when it has trouble connecting it seems to stop altogether. It doesn't matter if I close it, delete the cache. I've already had to redownload the app 3 times in the course of a few weeks.

Alyssa Stephenson
Sep 23, 2019

I used to enjoy this app. Now it's really hard to enjoy Skype because of how horrible the quality is. After update, among various others. I feel now it's safe to say that there is no way of saving this platform. Seeing how it continues to worsen despite all these new updates. Another recent change I don't like is the fact that a bot got angry at me five times in a row over something stupid as a profile picture. It's nothing graphic. I've had it for a few years now. Why is it a big deal now?

Angela Wittenauer
Oct 07, 2019

Skype is a convenient and free platform for texting. I like that it does not require a phone number to create an account. Generally works fine, but frequently had glitches. Messages will be sent but disappear for the recipient. Most recently it is cutting off the last line of messages. Often struggles to keep up with the availability status of people. I don't use the phone feature much but it has worked fine when I use it.

Ádám Koczka
Oct 02, 2019

Works fine, but i have noticed a serious bug. I had a group call, which ended with the app in background by the others leaving, but the system was like if i was still in a call. I could have noticed, that my volume changer, which is set to media by default, was still setting in-call volume after the call. Because of this, i have missed all 4 of my alarms in the next morning, because they didnt fire while "being in call".

Ashley Catron
Oct 01, 2019

My husband and I are both using the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and are having issues with not receiving notifications when the other messages. If we are actively on our phone, we don't even get the banner pop up letting us know the other has sent a message, or a notification symbol in the notification bar saying a message has been received. We have tried changing settings, force stops, clearing cache, restarting phones, and uninstalling and then reinstalling. It only made it worse.

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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.