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Skype allows users to communicate over the Internet by voice - using a microphone, by video - using a webcam, and by instant messaging.

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Overview

Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches over the Internet. It also allows video calling for 100 people, mobile screen sharing, Skype Number (allows to get a local phone number in another country or region and answer calls on Skype), use Skype to call phones (allows to call landlines and mobiles from anywhere in the world using Skype).

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Social

     

System Requirements

#Recommended
1

OS:

Android OS 4.0.4 or higher (Phones and tablets), ChromeOS version M53 or higher (Chromebooks)

2Free Space: At least 32 MB
#Recommended
1OS: iOS 10 or higher
#Recommended
1

OS:

64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, 64-bit Debian 8.0+, 64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+, 64-bit Fedora Linux 24+

2Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 and SSE3 capable
3RAM: At least 512 MB
4Additional software: libappindicator1 or GtkStatusIcon to make the tray icon work (optional)
#Recommended
1OS: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
2Processor: At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
3RAM: At least 1 GB
4Additional software: The latest version of QuickTime
#Recommended
1Processor: At least 1 GHz
2RAM: At least 512 MB
3Additional software: DirectX v9.0 or higher
4For Windows 10: Skype’s version 15 requires Windows 10 (version 1809) or higher

Ratings

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3.77 
 5

Apple App Store4.5 
 5
based on 55092 reviews
CNET4 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo5 
 10
based on 1154 reviews
FileHorse8 
 10
based on 73 reviews
FileHorse8.6 
 10
based on 1937 reviews
G2CROWD4.3 
 5
based on 18693 reviews
Google Play4.1 
 5
based on 44196 reviews
Google Play4.3 
 5
based on 11295720 reviews
MacUpdate1.7 
 5
based on 1056 reviews
PCMag4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
Softonic3.6 
 5
based on 3324 reviews
Softonic3.7 
 5
based on 3255 reviews
Softonic3.8 
 5
based on 51879 reviews
Softonic3.8 
 5
based on 1577 reviews
Softonic3.5 
 5
based on 386 reviews
Softpedia3.7 
 5
based on 185 reviews
Softpedia4.1 
 5
based on 2348 reviews
TechRadar4 
 5
based on professional's opinion
TechSpot4.3 
 5
based on 424 reviews
TrustPilot1.7 
 5
based on 1292 reviews
TrustRadius7.9 
 10
based on 1930 reviews
Uptodown4.5 
 5
based on 14 reviews

Developer

Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn (OD), Skype Technologies (Microsoft)

Written in

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Initial Release

29 August 2003

Repository

Skype being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.

License

Proprietary, Freemium, Commercial

Alternatives

Videoconference
Zoom  
VoIP
Zoom  
Instant Messenger
Mozilla Thunderbird   Zoom  

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