The Skype you know and love has an all-new design, optimised to help you stay connected with the people you care about most.
What can I do with Skype?
• Communicate easily with the people in your life through free Skype-to-Skype video/audio calls, personalised messaging and low-rate calling to mobiles and landlines around the world.
• Message: Send photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, Mojis, react to messages and more.
• Groups: Free group video and audio calling for up to 25 participants, group chat with up to 300 people, and plan or play with bots, add-ins and personalised features
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.
Note: Skype-to-Skype calls and messages are always free when used on an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection. Otherwise, operator data charges may apply.
iOS 10.0 or above.
We’re listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here’s what’s new:
- Stability and reliability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I love the latest Skype app, there has been a significant improvement in the audio and video quality since the last big release. Although when using it for the first time you would wonder what the new icons are for and whether it’s become complicated, but u get an understanding on repeat use. The only concern is whether the not so techie older generation will struggle because of the many features spread from different areas in the app.
I also like the snapshot and recording feature and use it quite often, so that I can keep memories of many in the moment chats. The only complain I have is that the app always records the video half n half, I would like the option of seeing less of myself and more of the loved ones in the recordings
Not really sure that I am going to enjoy this as much as the previous one.. seems to me that despite the overall quality being pretty excellent there are far too many unnecessary changes. I think it would be fair to say that this app has been a great way for family to keep in touch ( now I expect my parents and many more senior citizens will struggle to get to grips with it) especially as the experience of seeing your relatives in real time is brilliant when they are so far away often abroad. I myself might manage to decipher the inclusive emojis, screen shots, split screen, and many more unnecessary changes , and I will definitely be in demand to explain it to my parents and other more senior friends. WHY WAS IT SO NECESSARY TO CHANGE IT? The old adage of “If its not broken why fix it “ comes to mind. I will try and get with the program and perhaps I will try and understand why you have to continually change in order to fit in with modernity, but Please , don’t keep making it harder for those of us that want a bit of simplicity without having to face the constant changes that YOU THE BOFFINS anticipate that we need in our lives ... We Really Don’t..xx
Update after update after update the Skype app just gets worse and worse and worse. From not loading new messages to not even alerting that a new message has been sent for hours. It spends most of it’s time “Connecting...” or just outright refuse’s to connect or refresh even if you log-out and sign back in. Which brings onto another point we’re the “app” just randomly log’s you out without any warning or reason even during a Skype Call something I’ve never experienced in the 6-7years I’ve previously used Skype and has only been getting worse since Microsoft started becoming more and more “involved” with Skype.
Even as I write this, my Skype lost connection, signed me out and is now unable to sign me back into my account, instead just crashes completely during loading! How this “app” has a rating as high of 3.9 by now is a miracle
Edit: within a day of writing this, MS locked my account without telling me a reason and are ignoring the now 3 tickets I’ve written asking why my account has been locked
- Skype Communications S.a.r.l
- 139.4 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2003 - 2019 Skype Limited, Patents Pending. Skype, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited
- In-App Purchases
- "Skype Credit" top-up £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.