Instant Messenger

Use the Instant Messenger App on Your Phone or on Your Desktop

Get ready to send instant messages online with Skype.

 

In addition to video calls and voice calls, Skype is an instant messenger app that allows you to message anyone in the world in real time. An instant messenger is helpful if you need to ask a quick question or have an extended conversation without using a phone.

Send instant messages from the Skype app from your desktop or other devices.

Smart instant messaging made fun

With the Skype instant message app, you can easily take advantage of the below features:

Liven up conversations with reactions, GIFs, citations and more
Quote your message in a conversation window for a faster follow up in group chats
Forward your message to a different conversation and make your work more efficient
React with an emoji by clicking on the smiley face and choosing from a variety of reactions.

Sending instant messages, end-to-end encryption and more

How do I send an instant message in Skype on desktop?

From the Chats screen, select the person or group you want to instant message. Type your message in the chat window and select the Send button.

End-to-end encryption for instant messages

Keep sensitive conversations private with end-to-end encryption. The content of the conversations will remain hidden in your notifications to help you keep things private.

Into sharing music?

Easily incorporate Spotify into a Skype chat and provide a preview of your favorite songs.

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