Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls

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Rated 4.1 stars out of five star
10,229,208 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: December 11, 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.

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

10,229,208 Total
5 6,181,452 
4 1,663,774 
3 893,478 
2 439,126 
1 1,051,378 
 Darek Stankiewicz
Darek Stankiewicz
December 19, 2017

It is a great app with a long history. I have been using Skype for many, many years, since its inception. It works well. The sound and the video quality is good. The UI (user interface) changes can be debated as it is really a personal preference and not everybody will be happy. I like the Capture feature. I also like the fact that I can call any cellphone and any landline around the world. Full Review

 Raymond Doiron
Raymond Doiron
December 13, 2017

Though the call quality is fine, I've given a low rating due to the app on the screen when the app is minimized I have to keep moving it out of the way to get at another app that it is covering. If I'm going to mute, turn on the camera or hang up I would goto the apps icon and do whatever. I DON'T want it on the phone main screen. Full Review

 Atanas Boev
Atanas Boev
December 18, 2017

Update Dec 2017: Can't really give it less than one star, but for the last months it got even worse. I switched from Nexus 6P to Nokia 8, every other program works faster, Skype lags so much I can't even type. Original: New Skype is a disaster. Find and install Skype Lite, it is waaaay better. Full Review

 Giulio Grande
Giulio Grande
December 18, 2017

This app is going from bad to worse! I have a monthly subscription to call Italian number but can't use it as since last update the application can't connect. What is the point to pay if I can't use it. To Skype engineer when you realese an update you are supposed to make the service even better and not worse. Shame on you! Full Review

 Fred Meng
Fred Meng
December 12, 2017

Upgraded my phone from HTC One M7 to HTC 10 recently but found the current version of Skype has a serious sound distortion problem with HTC 10. The issue makes conversations over Skype nearly impossible. This is the basic and fundamental feature of Skype but unfortunately Microsoft just can't get it done. Full Review

 Anthony Russell
Anthony Russell
December 13, 2017

Unfortunately I rely on Skype for the most basic function, phone calls for my business. latest updates means I do not get incoming calls. just a suggestion 'get the basics right first' if they don't work then what's the point? This used to be a great app but since Microsoft can't decide what it really is or really does, has been going backwards fast. Full Review

 That WeirdGuy
That WeirdGuy
December 17, 2017

I've used the the computer and phone versions of Skype for years but I feel like the phone version is trying to become something it's not. It's slowly changing into something like Snapchat and over complicating it's old system. At least give me the option to is classic Skype instead of forcing this Snapchat rip-off on me. Full Review

 Charmaine Leira Dajao
Charmaine Leira Dajao
December 18, 2017

Recently my Skype wasn't sending my messages and replies i have an internet connection but only skype didn't functioning well. I thought i have to update the app. Then when i already updated my skype. I was annoyed because the previous messages and chats are all gone. How can i retrieve it ? Kindly assist some help.Thank You. looking forward for a quick response since i am using skype to communicate with my clients. Full Review

 Alexandru Popian
Alexandru Popian
December 19, 2017

Whomever was in charge of updating this app actually killed skype so good job to you! Besides being filled with useless bloatware and looking ugly, it makes skype lag a lot more and crash more often. Also i love how the "do not disturb" feature does absolutely nothing and i still get calls that turn off my music or video that i was watching. Magnificently useless and worthless app. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 15, 2017

The app is still good for calls. However, the attempts to turn this into a social media platform have made it cluttered, cumbersome, and annoying. At this very moment...as I use SKYPE across multiple platforms - my Android, desktop, and laptop, SKYPE will not actively sync the ongoing conversations. I have the various choices selected to eliminate "in app notifications", etc...but the still come through. I don't want to "follow" anybody. I just want the app for my international business communications. This is still the only app which allows group calls. If this feature gets mucked up, I will drop the app entirely. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 11, 2017

ALL THE NEW UPDATE IS AS USELESS AS 0%. Noooo need for it at all. We want the old version of Skype. ●The older version is 100% better than this one. ●I GIVE 0% FOR ALL THIS NEW VERSION. ●ALL THE UPDATE THAT YOU ARE GIVEN US IS UNNECESSARY (useless). ●UPDATE LIKE BEING ABLE TO CLEAR OR DELETE RECENT CALL INFO IN THE APP IS WHAT NEEDED. So please see to that first Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 17, 2017

The app will say "connecting" when there is clearly service and the other sides say they don't get the call. I hope the makers of Skype fix their stuff or at least die so new people can fix the issues. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 16, 2017

It is beyond frustrating that the app does not work with Bluetooth headphones. The Bluetooth connectivity has been known for several months and no effort to fix it. I don't need emojis and color skims, could you please fix the Bluetooth connectivity issue? Full Review

 Der G
Der G
December 13, 2017

I am using Skype more then 10 years but after this update Skype is gone . Can not receive notification for the call , always disconnected when working on the background please fix it we rely on Skype for business. We can not get notification on Android devices when receive a call Full Review

 Pavels Remigolskis
Pavels Remigolskis
December 11, 2017

All the "improvements" to the Skype within past few years have moved Skype from my most used communication app to the last. Skype was great, because it had features other apps didn't. Now it is more like others, but not in the good way :-( Full Review

 sanjay kumar mahapatra
sanjay kumar mahapatra
December 17, 2017

The new update have completely ruined the app... Voice call is not working at all... there is too noise in background cant hear other people voice... same time from my second mobile iphone its working but the connection is keep bouncing there... please revert back to your older version and forget upgrade untill unless you are getting some good developers, else people would rather forced to switch to different platforms... Full Review

 Jaimin
Jaimin
December 15, 2017

Skype is losing value and users. I already moved on Duo. Skype is worst app now. Heavy battery drain and heating even on flagship devices. Make it simple and clean like older skype. No need of innaccesary features like highlights.Boring in call tone and ringtone. Hard to reach to things like contacts and call. Full Review

 Jacky Wong
Jacky Wong
December 20, 2017

When i chat w someone more than 5 mins. Its very lag. And i must out and restart the app. And 1 problems is i cant see my pics in Chat Gallary. Its empty and when im need to see it again i must find again when i shared it before. I hope u should improve it soon. Thank you Full Review

 Dan Dollinger
Dan Dollinger
December 17, 2017

It stopped working. Cant get it to work any more. Have a family members phone and mine next to each other on same network and it won't ring to each other, but it shows missed call on each other's phone instead of ringing. Full Review

 Glass Mimi
Glass Mimi
December 15, 2017

Its so laggy after the update. Takes forever to type a single sentence. Eta When it's useable and I can actually do anything on it maybe I'll use your feedback suggestion. As of now the app is too laggy to click on anything. Full Review

 Kali Rayne
Kali Rayne
December 18, 2017

Why do we ask for years to HEAR Skype or use our own sounds. Have you all gone deaf/blind. Next update rolls and it's not fixed Skype is off my phone .CAN'T HEAR IT ANYWAY AND no it does not recognize native sounds or volume. It worked until Microsoft had to have it!!???????????? Full Review

 Birjees Hussain
Birjees Hussain
December 16, 2017

I bought a brand new lenovo tablet with the best operating system. All apps work beautifully but the sound is so distorted through headphones on this version of Skype. I changed headphones 5 times and uninstalled and reinstalled the app several times. I even reset my tablet. Still nothing. I can hear music and record sound through the headphones BUT not with Skype. Without headphones it was fine. I have now installed a beta version of Skype and the sound is much better. Please can you advise what was going on. Is app known to be having trouble with Android 7 and above? Full Review

 seeniraj rajendran
seeniraj rajendran
December 18, 2017

The app UI looks bad. Connection problems. It says connecting or ringing in foreground and the call is already connected and the persons voice is audible in the background. I saw it in preview and didn't like it but by mistake updated my app from playstore and now I'm stuck. Full Review

 Kayley Herremans
Kayley Herremans
December 15, 2017

There are a lot of problems. Video quality is one. The app not ketting me or the other person make calls even when we have service and Wi-Fi. Kicking me out of the app and not letting me back on. I don't reccomend it anymore. Not as good as it was. Full Review

 Anirudh Mamtora
Anirudh Mamtora
December 20, 2017

The app is good !! Call quality is good too !!! But whenever I am connected to my Bluetooth headset and that is 90% of the times, it won't play the sound in the headsets it will only play in loud speakers... Tried various different ways of uninstalling the app switching off the headsets And pairing my phone again !! Nothing seems to be working !!! Fed up with it now !!! Full Review

 Mister Erol :3
Mister Erol :3
December 14, 2017

The recent Update was terrible! The new Interface looks horrible and everything is so complicated now! ???? I even can't use emoticons atm! And what's that "Highlight"-Thing supposed to be?! Another copy from Snapchat? I want the old compactness of Skype back... Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 14, 2017

I bought a new phone. Downloaded Skype, and was about to log in with my skypename.. that function seems to be gone. And I don`t remember what email I used. So now you FORCE me to find this out when all I wanted was to give an urgent message to a friend only available via Skype. This update pissed me off. Thanks for ruining the enjoyment of my new phone Full Review

 marylene therrien
marylene therrien
December 20, 2017

Well since the new update i have been alble to contact only 1 person since i lost my skype entire contact list and when i search and try tonfind them i cant call them... It automaticcally tells me that person is unavailable on skype.. AND that person cant seem to be able to call me either. Wow seriously hate the new look it just makes it complicated.. i dont want a new facebook or twitter i just want a good and simple calling app Full Review

 jigar patel
jigar patel
December 20, 2017

It is very easy and comfortable tool as well as light... voice clarity on low Internet speed is very good. But the problem is you will not get popup if someone call you in first time and promptly as like viber. Full Review

 Gary Senn
Gary Senn
December 15, 2017

I miss the old Skype...it was super easy to use...this one is different. The worst part is...today I tried to send saved Pictures from my phone to my Girlfriend and it wouldn't let me send the pictures...so I had to retake the pictures with the Skype camera, in order to send them to her!!! That is so stupid!! Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 12, 2017

After update .... everything finished.... no sound, no video . WHY I UPDATED it . Before HD calls were going on same internet connection but now most of the time it will not connect at all. Seeing & talking is different. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 15, 2017

This apps become very very bad...no voice call is going through,forget about video call. Voice breaking,feeble, not reliable at all even if u have 4G connections at both ends..need for a serious update... otherwise I need to look for sm other competitive app Full Review

 James Mann
James Mann
December 17, 2017

Having an icon pop up when you minimise the app that then covers what your looking at is irritating and a bit arrogant /daft of the developers. Other than that it does what it supposed to. If in ain't broke, don't fix it. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 19, 2017

I HATE that you keep hiding in-call controls like microphone. camera, end-call, and add people. Especially microphone status and control needs to be there ALWAYS for instant use. And I hate that you keep pushing emoticon buttons at me - in a call. Let me choose and set to hide them away for ever. Otherwise Skype on Android mostly works well enough. Full Review

 Coco Games
Coco Games
December 17, 2017

Bring back the old update please .I cant see who's online anymore and i hate the notification sound and it looks like Snapchat. I really enjoyed using Skype before the update mabey you could add the feature to go back like you did for the computer version?? Full Review

 Andrew Aldridge
Andrew Aldridge
December 14, 2017

A huge step backwards. We wanted reliable calling, video calling and messaging. We had it. You broke it. Android and desktop apps frequently don't notify you of a call or message, UI is a mess. IT WAS FINE BEFORE YOU MUCKED AROUND WITH IT! Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 12, 2017

Won't stay open so it's essentially useless as it's necessary to open it every time you want to check notifications. And yes I have ticked all the boxes in settings and phone settings. Full Review

 Shankar Sengupta
Shankar Sengupta
December 14, 2017

Voice is shaking terribly when making phone calls. Don't know why this is happening. It has started suddenly. I was a happy Skype user for phone calls. Now I have to find a different calling app other than Skype. Full Review

 Ryan Stepp
Ryan Stepp
December 15, 2017

This application is clunky hard to use and pretty much a waste of time. Interesting to me that they meddle with things that aren't broken. Reminds me of the military. Good job on wasting my time. Fix your app or lose your customers. Full Review

 Konchady Gautam Shenoy
Konchady Gautam Shenoy
December 13, 2017

Skype is very good for a video calling app. Audio quality is very good. Video is pretty good now. However it does eat up a lot of bw. It does have a lite version but i haven't used it. Also for those who have family in Dubai, you have no choice but to use this for video calling. Full Review

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