Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls

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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.

Skype - free IM & video calls APK Version History
User Reviews
4.1

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5 6,142,510 
4 1,658,683 
3 891,210 
2 437,854 
1 1,046,143 
 Brian Krienke
Brian Krienke
November 12, 2017

Version is getting much better. Wish the windows desktop/uwp version had audio memos. Also wish there were tabbed conversations with notifier dots for new messages...think landscape mode on windows. Hopefully more apps integrate like glympse, lyft, uber, spotify, OneNote shared lists, etc. Also, it would be nice to pin the apps we want vs all of them after the platform matures. Also there are too limited number of quick reactions. Let us have a small handful of emotions that we can pin and use instead of having to use Full Review

 Charalampos Papadopoulos
Charalampos Papadopoulos
November 11, 2017

It is significantly slower than the previous versions (before the full rebuild update). You don't always get the notifications for new messages, unless you open the application, and even then you have to wait for it to load all the "cool" animation and graphics. Need to be rebuilt again, but this time correctly. Edit: after the update you get some of the notifications. It is still slow thoough when you try to open the notification and reply Full Review

 Milinium Otaku
Milinium Otaku
November 16, 2017

It doesn't work on all devices. My phone for example, Skype is super quiet even when I turn the volume all the way up. When I put it on speaker phone nothing happens. It's pretty easy to use, but it could be better. Occasionally in the middle of a call it would just stop also. What I do like is that you can block and report people. So it's okay... But a normal cell plan would probably be better. :-\ Full Review

 Shiloh Perez
Shiloh Perez
November 13, 2017

I'm a frequent Skype user over the years and they have improved previous bugs but now a new problem came out of nowhere and I'm hoping Skype sees this. Idk why, nothing's different and it happens on both lines but the audio call will get silent out of nowhere. One side will hear everything but the other person won't and in about 1 minutes it goes back to normal. It's very annoying it happens everyday every hour. Full Review

 Kaitlyn Sutton
Kaitlyn Sutton
November 14, 2017

I hate this. It loves to go haywire very often especially during calls. And during those calls it usually doesn't even allow you to use the buttons in the call. So more often than not I can't even hear someone on the other end because the speaker button won't work. It also won't even ring half the time so I won't know if someone called unless I actually enter the app. I hate this so much but it's all I have. Full Review

 Roman Romero
Roman Romero
November 9, 2017

things yet to improve.... 1. again impossible to share files... 2. an option to remove message for myself and the other side like it is possible on Viber or whatsapp.... 3. status indicator on message when it has been received and when it is read... 4. encryption option for chat and calls unless it is all encrypted by default.... 5. faster start-up speed and less animations for a sleek experience.... Also for some reason the version on GooglePlay store has not been updated since May 2017. Please fix it. Full Review

 Johanna Reichel
Johanna Reichel
November 13, 2017

I really like this app and I use it often. But could you make the window where I can see myself a little bigger. I think any girl can admit we want to see us too during skype but right know it is impossible cause it isn't bigger than my nail on my thumb. Please change this and I will give 5/5 stars. Full Review

 Hayat S
Hayat S
November 14, 2017

The new updates destroyed this once beautiiful application.. skype tried to do too much and they ended up with a very buggy overlay. Very annoying and inefficent to use now. I have a galexy s7 and running this application makes me feel like im on a 1990s computer. Full Review

 Tal
Tal
November 15, 2017

Terrible since update. Calls (phone) connect but can't hear person on other end. UI is poor, exasperated by clunky, slow function. Buggy. Ok to add features so long as they don't cripple an app.. This update has. Unusable and I used to use Skype a lot. Will have to find an alternative Full Review

 The Femme Fatales
The Femme Fatales
November 14, 2017

There used to be a text box that popped up when you had a cam full screen and they sent you a text message. Now you have to Minimize The cam to look at text, very annoying Also skype does not notify me that I have a message waiting even when all the settings are the right way. Used to love this app before the updated look. Full Review

 abigail san gregorio
abigail san gregorio
November 11, 2017

I'm not sure if I like this super charged version. Like overkill... WhatsApp, FB messenger, Twitter. Well I kind of enjoy those things separately. I still love Skype, like the new bright colors, group calling. But followers and voice recordings and instapics...some new features just feel oddly too familiar...I loved the more basic reliable version Full Review

 Xenya Mc Kenna
Xenya Mc Kenna
November 8, 2017

I loved the old version more. I'm still getting used to the feel of this update, but I'm concerned with the notification aspect. When talking to my friends constantly I see that they have messaged me. My notifications are one, but I've missed several important messages because I didn't get an alert. My desktop does a better job alerting me than my handheld android device. An apple user and I have experienced the same issue. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 14, 2017

So great to be able to see all six family members at once. We have a chat and a laugh, together for an hour or so at very little cost, yet we are calling from three or more different locations at any one time, on two different continents, separated by 15 000 km! Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
November 12, 2017

New GUI interface is bad. Very poor quality of application and it's very slow. Constant issues with sound and video calls. Linux Skype client has bad quality and doesn't support a lot of features that used to work few years ago. Wire or other open source clients are much better. Full Review

 Mina Halilovic
Mina Halilovic
November 14, 2017

I can't use skype any more, it actually costs me money due to the amount of data it requires to run even on the background. It is laggy, unreliable, I am quite disappointed. ------------- I don't know what happened but Skype is draining data like crazy - 1gb in a day on average, even when running on the background - I had to disable it on my phone. Also, it's extremely slow, lags when typing messages on my phone. Some of my messages are not getting through at all, they are just appearing as 'sending', so I had to switch to whatsapp/viber. I'm sad for your dev teams, this is major bs. Full Review

 Prof. Spade
Prof. Spade
November 14, 2017

Why would there ever be a function that automatically loads the app regardless of what you are doing on the phone whenever I get a call. It bypasses my lock, then turns off, and i have unlock it again just to close the app, but i have to wait because the app is so slow that it wont close. Full Review

 Imtiaz Uddin
Imtiaz Uddin
November 15, 2017

It was a good app. Until Microsoft decided to screw it up like they did with everything else. Not it takes longer to load and I DESPISE the UI from the bottom of my heart. I don't know who taught Microsoft about marketing and branding, but, "Hey, Microsoft did you know that if you have a specific color for a product with specific UI it's better not to change it and bring freaking rainbow colors. People generally get used to specific icon locations, design, and interaction (who would've thought?!)". Full Review

 Amelia Lingle
Amelia Lingle
November 12, 2017

7/20/2017 Skype was never great to begin with, but with the new update it seems like they want to be "sleek and modern" like everyone else. The update made it worse. 11/12/2017 The problems never end and seem to get worse with every update. Now I can't turn off the speaker, if I do it causes my screen to go black every time I try to touch it. I'm starting to hate this app. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
November 11, 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

 A Google User
A Google User
November 15, 2017

Wow. Who world have thought Skype could get worse. It hit rock bottom and has now started digging. It was not broken before this disaster but it is very broken now. It was a good business tool but now makes a fool of just about anyone who uses it. Latest issue :random crashes when trying to search or when selecting contacts. Full Review

 G Fugedi
G Fugedi
November 11, 2017

The new version is outrages. Although some improvements are made but I still have no setting option. I urge MS to provide users with setting capability. Because of the shortcomings of this version I switched the majority of my communications to Viber and Whatsapp. Full Review

 Yasko Emm
Yasko Emm
November 11, 2017

It's a very useful app to communicate with friends and families in other parts of the world.

 Rhyanna Baker
Rhyanna Baker
November 13, 2017

At first the call quality wasn't great ," but through the voice of rating , meaning they actually read these reviews and take us seriously so when you use this app and rate it they are listening. The call quality is better and video has improved over the last few weeks thank you guys good job I love it !!!... Its fun especially when your boyfriend has no phone and we can communicate over a long distance connection. .... Full Review

 Ryoichi Kawai
Ryoichi Kawai
November 12, 2017

The new version is much worse than the previous version. First of all "Discovery" in Contact drives me crazy. It violates my privacy and also my friends'. I can see who is in my friends conract list. There is no way to didable it. They must be seeing people in my contact list ad well. It also drains the battery quickly. Full Review

 Zoe Faulder O'Brien
Zoe Faulder O'Brien
November 15, 2017

The UI is not intuitive and it seems the SMS feature (that uses Skype credit) has vanished. If it hasn't vanished then it is impossible to find. I'm hoping a new cleaner design comes out soon, this latest one is beyond frustrating. Full Review

 MDwesLARL wes
MDwesLARL wes
November 15, 2017

I don't know what the people who made the new Skype app was thinking, but when the new Skype update/UI came I started to experience an astronautical amount of lag when typing to one friend (not even a group). This DID NOT happen before all the new UI or whatever else was deployed. Please fix this before rolling out anything else so I can message like normal and so I can rate 5 stars again. Full Review

 Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis
November 17, 2017

Notifications can be stop and start... And when in a conversation they typing becomes Laggy. You have to kill the app.. But just comes back again... Not great... Old version worked perfectly!! Bring it back give people a choice! Full Review

 NickFinite
NickFinite
November 10, 2017

Awesome app... I never downloaded before.. But first impression is your last impression right..... My first video call is like I'm talking to my bro in front of me.... Awesome clarity sound is nice.... No lacks... Best video chatting app existing in Android platform ... IMO is useless in front of skype love this app Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 9, 2017

Used to be great. Only reasons it's 2 stars and not 1 is because of the Skype calls. But I use the messaging system more than calling. And I have to leave the app from the time I get up til I go bed because I don't get any notifications. So I can go all day and not know anyone messaged me. It's annoying. I Googled multiple times. This has been an on and off problems for several years. Fix the bloody app. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 15, 2017

Audio & video quality is low, there is often a delay. And in almost every conversation I have, it freezes to where I can't see or hear anything. It doesn't matter if I'm using wifi or data...the quality is still poor. Full Review

 Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
November 16, 2017

I mean, of course it's a great app, but the expectation is super high, so problem is... Performance, Performance, performance. It's just so slow and clunky. Even the new desktop version is also slow and clunky. The old version was so much snappier Full Review

 Ron Babb
Ron Babb
November 8, 2017

I would give it a 5 star, but there are many times when I will be talking to someone and I get the connection is poor and it'll cut us off while we're talking when both of our internets are fast. Also, there's no option to adjust microphone volume setting so that I can lower my microphone so it doesn't pick up background noises as loud. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 13, 2017

Since the last update (and new download of app) I can hardly understand the caller, they sound robotic and it's almost like a stutter. Very disappointing when you rely on the program and have an account with money on... Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 13, 2017

Cannot get sound on the speaker during video calls. It says speaker on but audio is coming through the earpiece. Hitting the speaker button switches to Bluetooth, and the button no longer responds after that. Full Review

 Fox Nara
Fox Nara
November 9, 2017

I used to really like skype. But now it's awful. I no longer receive notifications at all. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this app is going to get any better. I'm leaving it for discord. Full Review

 A Google User
A Google User
November 14, 2017

Makes you Cheer up at no cost when you speak smmothly on app to your loved one. Thank you Skype. You are doing what we would have asked God to do for us. Full Review

 javier v.
javier v.
November 13, 2017

I signed on to Skype using my Windows Messenger account which I had previously merged with my Skype account. After signing in to Skype only my Skype contacts show up and not my Windows Messenger contacts. The Skype for Windows version works great but the Skype Android version needs more work. Also, the online contacts list does not refresh on its own. Full Review

 Tony Freeman
Tony Freeman
November 14, 2017

A great app has been destroyed. Badly designed, confusing, messy. All we want is a simple communication app. Not a do-everything app. Now I use What's app which is simple and easy too use , like old-Skype. Full Review

 Hope Peavey
Hope Peavey
November 8, 2017

My video phone or the camera phone on Facebook wouldn't work. We downloaded Skype and I just got to see my family for the first time in too long. Beyond happy right now. Thank you Skype Full Review

 Eric Odum
Eric Odum
November 10, 2017

Microsoft took a performing app and turned it into a dumpster fire. Can't send messages on windows 10 app... Continually receive 'not sent" error messages. Android app repeatedly turns itself on and shows you as available when you manually set to invisible. Horrible. Microsoft destroyed on of my most useful business tools and I am sad. Full Review

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