Skype is a popular VoIP (voice-over-IP) and instant messaging application with million of active users worldwide. It keeps the world talking by allowing users communicate over the Internet by sending online text messages for free and specialized in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets, and mobile devices over the Internet to other devices or phones. It focus on providing quality video and audio calls, and secure the them with end-to-end encryption.
The program allows users to share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. Furthermore, It offers several features, including SkypeOut calling from Skype to regular and mobile phones worldwide, conference calling, and secure file transferring. You can also now share your screen with other users.
Skype is a cross-platform application, it's available on Windows, Mac, or Linux as well as Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. It was founded on 2013 and has become part of Microsoft Corporation on May 2011. The name for the software is derived from "Sky peer-to-peer", which was then abbreviated to "Skyper". However, some of the domain names associated with "Skyper" were already taken. Dropping the final "r" left the current title "Skype", for which domain names were available.
The program implements a freemium model. Much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number. At the end of 2010, there were over 660 million worldwide users, with over 300 million estimated active each month as of August 2015. At one point in February 2012, there were thirty four million users concurrently online.
Skype Key Features:
- Simple and easy to use
- Superior call quality
- Chat with anyone anywhere
- Encrypted “end-to-end” calls
- Low-cost calls to mobiles and landlines
- Free voice call to anyone else on Skype
- Group video or voice calls with up to 25 people
- File sharing (up to 300MB)
- Support group chats
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Last Update: June 28, 2017
126.96.36.199 (Windows) / 7.49.274 (Mac OS X)
Languages: Multiple Languages
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.9 or later