Get the most out of Skype

Discover why hundreds of millions people use Skype to chat and call every day.

Audio and HD video calling

Experience crystal clear audio and HD video in one to one or group calls – now with call reactions too.

Smart messaging

Instantly react to any message with fun reactions or use @mentions to grab someone’s attention.

Screen sharing

Easily share presentations, holiday photos or anything on your screen during a call with integrated screen sharing.

Call recording and Live subtitles

Record Skype calls to capture special moments, note key decisions and use live subtitles to read the words that are spoken.

Call phones

Reach friends who aren’t online with affordable international calling rates to mobiles and landlines.

Private conversations

Keep your sensitive conversations private with industry standard end to end encryption.

One Skype for all your devices

Phone

Desktop

Tablet

Web

Alexa

Xbox

Stay productive with Skype

Host a video or an audio conference with up to 50 people, record your calls, enable live captions & subtitles or just simply talk over our smart chat.

Looking for files has never been this easy

No more scrolling through your chat history – just click Gallery under the chat name to see all the files, links, and photos in the conversation. 

Edit and delete messages

Pressed ‘send’ too fast? Edit sent messages or delete them all-together with a few clicks.

Connect from anywhere

No matter where you are, stay connected with your friends, family and colleagues with Skype Web.

Reach those who aren't on Skype

Call phones at low rates

Call landlines and mobiles from anywhere in the world at great low rates using Skype Credit. Save even more if you call specific destinations using Skype subscriptions.

Get a local phone number

Skype Numbers are available in 26 countries/regions. Pay a flat fee for unlimited incoming calls. Answer your calls on computer, tablet or smartphone.

Send SMS from Skype

Send text messages directly from Skype. Discover a quick, simple way to connect via SMS online (text messaging) anytime, anywhere with Skype.

Other Skype features

Share location

Find each other during a first-time meeting, or tell your friends where the party’s at.

Background blur

Turn this feature on and your background will be instantly and subtly blurred, leaving just you as the only focal point.

Send files

Share photos, videos, and other files up to 300 MB by simply dragging and dropping files into your conversation window.

Skype Translator

Enjoy real-time translation of voice calls, video calls and instant messages.

Search within a conversation

Select the Find button button under the chat header or press Ctrl + F on Windows and  Command + F on Mac.

Forward calls

Not logged into Skype or can’t pick up the call? Simply get your Skype calls forwarded to any phone.

Voicemail

Too busy to talk? Set up a voicemail on Skype for your friends and family to leave a message for you.

Caller ID

When you set up caller identification, your mobile number or Skype Number is displayed when you call mobiles and landlines from Skype.

Skype To Go

Call international numbers from any phone at low calling rates with Skype To Go.

Cortana

Cortana suggests smart replies or useful information based on your chat, like restaurant options or movie reviews.

Share button

Get people sharing and talking about the content on your website. Create share buttons.

Skype Connect

Make Skype calls with Skype Connect through your existing SIP-enabled PBX.

Skype for Outlook.com

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

Skype extension

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No emergency calls with Skype
Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling