Skype 12+

Talk. Chat. Collaborate‪.‬

Skype Communications S.a.r.l

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call, no matter what device they use Skype on. Chat with the new Bing in Skype, and get AI-powered answers, recommendations, and inspiration. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.

• Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 49 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.
• Bing in Skype – Chat with the new Bing in your individual and group chats to get AI-powered answers, right within the context of your conversations. Ask for recommendations to help make plans together and get inspired and have fun by asking Bing for ideas.
• 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, GIFs, stickers, images from your device or web.
• SMS - Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles world-wide.

Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

Microsoft Account required. Bing in Skype is available via the Bing preview waitlist. To learn more and sign-up visit: https://www.bing.com/new


• Privacy and Cookies policy: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=507539
• Microsoft Services Agreement: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144
• EU Contract Summary: https://go.skype.com/eu.contract.summary

Access Permissions:
All permissions are optional and require consent (you can continue using Skype without granting these permissions, but certain features may not be available).

• Contacts - Skype can sync and upload your device contacts to Microsoft's servers so that you can easily find and connect with your contacts that already use Skype.
• Microphone - The microphone is needed for people to hear you during audio or video calls or for you to record audio messages.
• Camera - The camera is needed for people to see you during video calls, or for you to be able to take photos or videos whilst you’re using Skype.
• Location - You can share your location with other users or use your location to help find relevant places near you.
• Photo Library - Storage is needed to be able to store photos or to share your photos with others you may chat with.
• Notifications - Notifications allow users to know when messages or calls are received even when Skype is not actively being used.
• Siri - This allows Siri to make calls in Skype.
• Calendar - Access to the calendar is so that calls can be scheduled and added to the calendar.
• Motion Usage - Motion usage is used so that Skype can detect when your device is rotated, so that Skype can orientate the camera correctly.

What’s New

Version 8.95.1

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:
- Introducing the new Bing in Skype preview experience. Chat with Bing individually or add to groups to get AI-powered answers, right within the context of your conversations.If you want to try it yourself, sign up for the Bing preview waitlist by signing into Skype or at https://www.bing.com/new
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Visit https://go.skype.com/whatsnew for more details.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Suami Queencess ,

Still my favourite app

Although there are many apps that allow me to make online calls to other smart phones for free, Skype is still my app of choice for calling landlines and GSM lines. The call rates are very reasonable. The app could be face lifted to make it user friendly, hence the missing final star.

Carlos Roberto ESCUDERO ,

Installation Difficulties

I finally got this app to work in this phone but I have experienced further difficulties to install Outlook webmail and Skype webcam/audio/text in new devices as are my friends and relatives up to the point that some get blocked for example because their systems can only run old versions of windows such as Vista. I can not yet install Skype outside the Outlook in my MacOs Sierra notebook; however, in that devise it is already working within the Outlook webmail.

I realise that those legacy systems owners are not contributing much revenue and earnings to Microsoft but you should keep in mind that being able to communicate with them contributes to the value perceived by corporate and private users that make procurement decisions about IT hardware and software.

With more people being reachable by WhatsApp and other Messengers but not through Skype I perceive as less value to maintain and update my Windows equipment and to by new.

Wei Wern ,

Difficult to use and not practical for screen.

Applies to both the mobile and desktop version:
1. No zoom in feature. On the desktop, the app needs to be full screen in order to see a larger version of images sent. Same goes to the phone, only you’re stuck with that amount of screen size.
2. Can’t reply to individual photo when a number of photo is sent at once. The feature just disappears, users can only choose to download, forward all or bookmark. The select function selects all the photos together.

Subscriptions

1-Month US Unlimited mins
Call landlines and mobiles in the US
RM14.90
1-Month China 400 mins
Call landlines and mobiles in China
RM14.90

App Privacy

The developer, Skype Communications S.a.r.l, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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