Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls

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Rated 4.1 stars out of five star
10,123,813 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: October 10, 2017

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The Skype you know and love has an all-new design, supercharged with a ton of new features and new ways to stay connected with the people you care about most.

What can I do with Skype?

• Messaging made awesome: More than just text. Send photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, Mojis and more. You can also respond to any message from your contacts with reactions.
• Supercharge your chats with Add-Ins**: No more switching back and forth between apps. Easily share content using Add-Ins without leaving Skype.
• Great for groups: Add your favorite people and start chatting. Use groups to plan together, play together, for staying in touch or just for hanging out.
• Call everyone - Skype, mobiles and landlines: Free* video and voice calls make it easier to stay connected with friends and family. You’ll also enjoy low calling rates to mobiles and landlines worldwide with Skype. 
• Never miss a moment with quick capture: Quickly swipe to capture photos and videos. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations.
• Share Highlights: Keep others updated with Highlights from your day. React to any highlights with awesome emoticons or send a private message about that highlight. Your highlights only stay visible for 7 days to your followers.

*Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.
** Add-In availability will vary by country.

We’re gradually bringing the next generation of Skype to everyone.
If you don’t see the update yet, don’t worry, it’ll be coming very soon.
Learn more about the new design and features in the Skype Blog: https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/06/01/introducing-the-next-generation-of-skype

Upgrading to the new Skype may result in the deletion of content from older conversations.
To save photos and videos that were previously sent or received in an older version of Skype, save that content to your camera roll/photo gallery before upgrading to the new Skype.

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User Reviews
4.1

10,123,813 Total
5 6,103,763 
4 1,653,617 
3 888,885 
2 436,639 
1 1,040,909 
 Robert P Cole
Robert P Cole
October 17, 2017

I have never had an app give me so much trouble. I get a message that says that I have an old version and my contacts may not get my messages. But there is no update in the store. So I click the link in the app and I am brought to an iframe of the US store. Click that link and it downloads Skype beta which I sign into and it spins on the white screen for minutes then I get a blank blue screen. Close the app and restart and I have to sign in again with same results. So I uninstall both and reinstall this one. Same sign in issue. So now I have gone from maybe they won't get my messages to unusable app I can't do anything on. Thanks Full Review

 So
So
October 11, 2017

Seems like every new update just keeps making the app worse. Now I get no chat notifications whatsoever, even though all my notifications are turned on in the app and on my phone settings. Thank you Skype, for not taking any criticism from these reviews and just making even worse and useless updates. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 13, 2017

sucks big time. spying damn idiots. gives you no way to turn off others seeing when your active or not, when you're off or not. especially if one of your contacts has their business skype you have no way of preventing them of knowing when you're idle or not when your phone is active or not. you have no control at all of your skype on your phone. you cannot even turn sound off for notifications. if you want to have only vibrations and no sound as notification microsoft thinks that you shall not be allowed to have your choice. idiots and they still wander why everybody hates them Full Review

 Henry RJ Léger
Henry RJ Léger
October 12, 2017

With a paid Skype telephone number (number chosen myself), and since that enables calls to and from mobile and fixed numbers; this app has become my primary mode of communication. I've not had any significant or persistent issue affect my calls... I do hope that it becomes accessible offline... Full Review

 Ravi Jaiswal
Ravi Jaiswal
October 17, 2017

App don't open up fast and connect at the speed of stone age period. What's app open up at lightning's speed, good app overall and nice UI but need to work on speed. One more thing how do we get that message is seen and you should also include when message is seen. Size of app is tremendous. Developers are you sleeping reply to this comment. Full Review

 Ollie Raymond
Ollie Raymond
October 16, 2017

Ok, but not an intuitive interface, and it is SOOO annoying that searching for Skype users is hopeless because you can't filter on anything but name. How are you meant to work out which of the thousands of "John Smith"s is the one you want to contact? *Please* add some filtering capability that allows you to search on location or email address. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
October 14, 2017

Edit: Works well and voice clarity has improved. Should have a pact with Oman to enable Skype on at least WiFi. After some time of inactivity, the app silently exits with the logout sound. It is so annoying to find myself logged out. Later, when I start the app, it asks for password again. Very irritating. Please fix this bug. Full Review

 Ashish Rao
Ashish Rao
October 17, 2017

You guys just ruined it. Whatsapp will take over Skype very soon. It's getting worst after every update. Can't even add friends now. Just says connecting your app is not working at all. may be you should hire a good tester. You can contact me lol I'd be happy to test your app before an update

 HeartOfMusic
HeartOfMusic
October 11, 2017

Well seeing as nothing has changed since you made all these unnecessary changes to your app, I will tell you what everyone else is saying about your app. It sucks. My phone doesn't always notifies me if I have a new message on Skype and based on the reviews that I have read (something you guys should consider) its clear that I'm not the only one having this issue. Bring back Skype the way it was before all avid Skype users who have used this app for years will ask for nothing less. Full Review

 Creative Lt
Creative Lt
October 13, 2017

After recent updates it becamenot so simple to navigate. Impossible to explain to my dad how to find his previous contacts or add them to favorites or where is that list of favorites. Unhelpfull shi.t..y interface. Too complicated. Keep your new UI if somebody needs it but make alternative simplified option to which old people could switch simple way!! Full Review

 Leighton Stephen
Leighton Stephen
October 14, 2017

no one uses Skype any more. it would have been more popular if they scrapped the cost of cheap calls& subscriptions and just had internet calling texting like whatsapp no1 wants use it get rid of cheap calls or make that free. hate that this app cant be uninstalled on s7 s8 edge Full Review

 Md Abdullah Al Mamun
Md Abdullah Al Mamun
October 13, 2017

Everything was fine and then the new version came. Every new updates making it worse than before. First it started to make the phone silent,even I couldn't hear anything in a phone call. Now making noise in voice call, unable to listen anything. Will stop buying credits if it goes this way. Is there any way I can get the old skype back? Full Review

 Marilyn Cameron
Marilyn Cameron
October 14, 2017

There is no volume control and no access to settings during calls. I have to cover the microphone with my hand for entire calls to avoid getting noise complaints from neighbours. The buttons that appear on the screen during the call do not appear to do anything and have no feedback so you can't tell if they even work. Cards and tips appear out of nowhere suggesting I should customize my background colours when I am simply trying to make a call! Too much form with not enough function! Full Review

 Simeon Williamson
Simeon Williamson
October 14, 2017

Doesn't always work perfectly or entirely as expected but on the whole these days the call quality is excellent and it will pretty much always do what you want it to do. It has become almost indispensable now I live in Switzerland where trying to do any normal calling to or from abroad is ridiculously expensive. Full Review

 Akumu Nightmare
Akumu Nightmare
October 13, 2017

The new update is horrible. Its confusing, the colour options you're given don't even work well together, and it's overall terrible. It was better, cleaner and simpler before. Considering unistalling since I have little idea how it works anymore. Full Review

 Rinnie Aggarwal
Rinnie Aggarwal
October 13, 2017

New Skype app: I get no notification of anyone calling or messaging on Skype even though all the permissions and notifications settings are set. Only when I open the app, is when I am able to answer the calls. Very annoying! Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 17, 2017

New version is horrible. I will use up my existing credit for Skype-out phone calls and then say goodbye Skype. I have been using it for 10 years or so, but after Microsoft purchased Skype it was clear that they will f##k it up completely. Was only a matter of time. Full Review

 Piyush Pansari
Piyush Pansari
October 14, 2017

A wonderful face-lift to the traditional app. Just a few areas which needs to be improved by the developers- 1. "Active Now" is displayed for exactly 3 minutes after the other person has gone offline, 2. Messages 'Read', 'Delivered' information is no where available, 3. If 2 continuous messages are received at different times, the receipt time of the first message is only displayed. It's very deceptive, and one feels that all the messages were received at the same time, 4. When receiving more than one continuous new messages, the notification bar only shows the latest one instead of showing the number of new messages. Full Review

 Angelee Suazo
Angelee Suazo
October 17, 2017

This app is unreliable. I cannot log into my accounts and access files and communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. This is due to the app refusing to load. I've tested on multiple devices and come to the conclusion, that 'Skype' is currently down for the moment after researching the issues I've experienced. Others are having similar problems. A warning would suffice. Unreliable service, calls also drop without notice. This app is too unreliable for my continued use and I shall take my business elsewhere. Time is money. (Notifications also really blow) Full Review

 quite interesting
quite interesting
October 15, 2017

Now it's stopped sending notifications so I'm not aware when someone's sent me a message unless I open the app to check. Previous review: Annoying to use. With contact name at the top and emoji bar at the bottom and the text entry box and my keyboard, and big spaces between messages, I can only see three lines of messages at a time and have to keep scrolling up and down. The new laptop version has loads of white space too. Then typing gets laggy and when I try to move the cursor to correct words, it swipes to the camera. Full Review

 ThisIs MyName
ThisIs MyName
October 16, 2017

50/50 on telling me when people message me, unable to hide my activity status. each update makes it worse, the ui is terrible, some aspects will just flat out not load. all around terrible. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 14, 2017

Classic app ruined by a blatant Snapchat cloning attempt. Very clunky, slow and unintuitive now with too many bells and whistles, hate it. Call quality has also dropped. I still have brand loyalty. Full Review

 Deborah Escoto
Deborah Escoto
October 13, 2017

Do not care for the new Skype. I updated my phone and its so disorganized now. I can't even see my contacts unless I had a previous conversation with them. Sorry this is a fail..... I also would like to control my status. There is no option for this Full Review

 Dalton Townsend
Dalton Townsend
October 11, 2017

So I don't know if it was the small recent update but, Skype's audio calls (voice calls) has been pretty terrible lately. It just updated not to long ago and the day before there was no problem. But now its just a bad echoing? Sound that just sounds like trash, its not my phone or headphones I'm using cause messenger and many other apps work perfectly. I don't know what it is but if its fixed I'd be extremely happy, Thank you. Full Review

 Henry Bwande
Henry Bwande
October 15, 2017

I have been using SKYPE to call mobiles in Malawi and Zimbabwe. I have just discovered that it's cheaper to call directly using my mobile provider at 25p/min than using Skype at 38p/min. Once I use up the money in my SKYPE account I'm uninstalling the app. Full Review

 Abis Abbas
Abis Abbas
October 17, 2017

Stupid app won't boot up after the recent update. I tried installing it multiple times but I wouldn't get any further from the login page after which it will be stuck in an infinite loop of loading! The app was 5 star before that but since it doesn't work at all now, it is just taking up my storage space! Full Review

 Samar
Samar
October 10, 2017

I'm using Skype for a very long time but after new update things are messy, UI is laggy, app is terribly slow, so much delays just to send 'Hi' message to someone. Please stop working on more features and start working on performance. Thanks Full Review

 Resi Thomas
Resi Thomas
October 13, 2017

Ever since I got the latest update my phone has been freezing in the middle of texts or calls.. The old version was a million times better. Please address these concerns... Full Review

 Amanda Burford
Amanda Burford
October 13, 2017

Absolutely horrible. Seriously can't have a customer service line when your app locks out your users? Reset the password, submitted forms, and spent hours trying to get the app to work. Waste of time. Tried again months later still locked out of account. Customer service chat just told me to continue filling out forms that I've submitted a ton of times already. They said they locked the account but did nothing to fix the problem. Full Review

 shekhspere tams
shekhspere tams
October 14, 2017

Recently I found out that to many of my contacts, a spam link (something named Baidu) is shared through my account of which I am at all not aware of. Can Skype explain this bug? Full Review

 E. Selem
E. Selem
October 17, 2017

I'm giving 2 stars because of the update. With the updates it worked but today its taking forever load and when it does load it comes up with a blue background and nothing else. I type in my username and password and it works fine but after that it takes forever. I'm not happy about this. I've never had trouble with Skype until today, please fix this! Full Review

 Madison Lemieux
Madison Lemieux
October 17, 2017

After every update I have an issue where when I call someone it just says "connecting" and it never rings. The person I call on the other line calls me instead and I don't ever get any notifications that they did so. Incredibly frustrating Full Review

 Loren Chorley
Loren Chorley
October 16, 2017

Cannot go offline or to offline mode. I even signed out and it signed me back in to receive messages. Security my arse. The only way to do messages if to complete uninstall it! So practical... Skype was way better before Microsoft Full Review

 zuber mohammad
zuber mohammad
October 16, 2017

They UX is all messed up. I don't know what Microsoft is thinking when it comes to UX. Please do a user study first when designing a whole new UI of an app. Since this upgrade it is always buggy. Loads of errors and bugs. Full Review

 jc jc
jc jc
October 11, 2017

This is now a completely new app. The old UI was way better. You say you listen to users feedback so please go back to old version. Let me set my status to unavailable or invisible witjout having to sign out. Full Review

 Diogo Lemos
Diogo Lemos
October 14, 2017

The new app has horrible performance. My phone is much slower. Takes ages to open. The video calls are not as good. Audio gets interruptions. In general trying to imitate other apps does not differentiate Skype in any way. Everything is much worse since the new app. I'd encourage the team to bring back the old version or they risk losing great part of its users. Incredibly, the mac desktop app stays the same, but it is still not enough to keep me. I am looking for other alternatives, and there are plenty. Full Review

 Aqua
Aqua
October 11, 2017

I love using Skype but with the new update, I have to wait for the messenger to refresh new conversations and I have to wait everytime I send a message, calls are slower and the sound quality isn't that good anymore. Before the update it was perfect. Please improve on performance, I prefer the older UI I read through some feedback and it seems others have the same issues. Full Review

 ilochi12
ilochi12
October 11, 2017

Calls don't connect on occasion, sometimes you hear lots of echoes or weird sounds, other times calls just end abruptly. Cost of calling internationally has trebled and offers for my home country not great. Having said that, Skype audio call is still much better than other services I have used so far. It's just ok. Full Review

 Stone Olaf
Stone Olaf
October 12, 2017

Edit: It still doesn't run correctly in the background, no notifications and takes forever to open the app each time.. Suddenly Skype wouldn't send or receive any messages, had to to clear cache and data for Skype to get it to work again. Skype has gotten really terrible with these latest updates... And it's slower than ever and slows the whole phone down, terrible.. Latest update even made things even slower. This Skype app isn't good at all anymore. To slow and slows everything down and need to wait for logging almost every time this app are opened and even just when opening it up again to reply.. Even snapchat is faster to load than this now.. Shouldn't be like that.... Full Review

 Carlos S
Carlos S
October 11, 2017

The new UI is ridiculously slow. It is impossible to navigate through the different screens, and my phone gets scalding hot when I open this app. Since the new UI was released, I have not been able to make a single successful call to my family, so we all decided to switch to Facebook's Messenger app, which works FLAWLESSLY every time we call each other, especially for group calls. Quite embarrasing, Microsoft. Skype used to be good. Full Review

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