Free calls and online messaging

Call or text anyone in the world for free on Skype.

Skype chat window

Audio conferencing for up to 25 people

Skype to Skype calling is always free, so go ahead, add up to 25 people (24 plus yourself) to an audio call and get together with everyone on any device.

Record and save your calls

Record your meetings and save it for later. As soon as you start recording, everyone in the meeting will be notified. Final recording is posted in the Skype chat and stays available for 30 days.

Enable live captions & subtitles

Live captions & subtitles in Skype enables you to read the words that are spoken during a call. Simply select the More (+) button during any type of call and choose “Turn subtitles on”.

Call phones with affordable 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.

Life's made for sharing. We just made it easier

Share your screen

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

Drag and drop files

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

Organized chat gallery

No more scrolling through your chat history – just click Gallery under the chat name to see the media, links, and files – you can even sort by type.

Introducing smart messaging

Keep your conversation and media gallery organized. Delete or edit unintentionally sent messages. Quote or forward message to another converstation.

Grab attention with @mention

Easily grab someone’s attention in a group chat with @ mentions. Type the @ symbol followed by their name to send them a notification.

Edit and delete messages

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

Quote or forward messages

Don't loose track in your conversation. Quote messages from others and reply them directly in chat. You can also forward messages and simply comment on them.

End to end encryption, real-time translation and more

You talk. Skype translates

Break the language barrier and translate your calls and chats in real time. Our voice translator can translate conversations in 10 languages and our chat translator is available in more than 60 languages.

Private chat and calls

Keep your sensitive conversations private with industry standard end to end encryption. The content of these conversations is hidden in notifications to keep the information you share private.

Say it with emoticons

Express yourself with more than just text. Quickly respond to a message by clicking on the reaction icon and selecting an emoticon.

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