Features

Skype has more features than you think...

Calling

Skype to Skype calls

Call anyone else on Skype for free, anywhere in the world.

Calls to mobiles and landlines

Call mobiles and landlines worldwide at low rates.

Group calls

Get a group of people together on one call – you can add up to 25 people.

Skype Number

Your friends call a number and you pick up on Skype wherever you are in the world.

Forward calls

Not on Skype or can’t pick up? Simply get your Skype calls forwarded to any phone.

Caller ID

Don’t be an unknown number… Let people know it’s you calling them.

Skype To Go

Call international numbers from any phone at Skype’s low rates.

Skype Click to Call

Switch between browsing the internet and making calls with just one click.

Video

One to one video calls

Get closer with a face to face catch up.

Group video calls

Get a group of friends together at the same time on a video call.

Messaging

Video messaging

Send a message you can see, hear and feel.

Instant messaging

Talk with your fingers - gossip away, plan a trip, work on a project – all in an instant.

Send texts (SMS)

Text message friends from the comfort of your keyboard.

Voice messages

Too busy to talk? Allow Skype to take a message for you.

GroupMe

Share messages, photos and your location on your mobile.

Sharing

Send files

Send files, photos and videos of any size over Skype. Simply drop or add the file into your Skype chat.

Screen sharing

Share your computer screen with the person you’re talking to.

Group screen sharing

Get everyone on the same page on a group video call.

Send contacts

Share a contact, number and Skype Name easily.

Other features

Skype to Facebook

Instant message, video call your Facebook friends and check out your news feed directly from Skype.

Skype WiFi

Get online at over two million public hotspots worldwide.

Skype Manager

One tool to create accounts, allocate credit and assign features.

Skype Connect

Make Skype calls through your existing SIP-enabled PBX.

Skype for Outlook.com

Go from chat to video in just one click, right from your inbox.

Skype buttons

Add them to your website or blog and with one click anyone can call or IM you.

Support

Still need help? Our support section has detailed FAQs, user guides and set-up instructions

Start using all these great features today.

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