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Skype – free IM & video calls

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Latest Version: Skype – free IM & video calls 5.3.0.65524

Updated

What's New:

New features
  • New bubble-style chat for a consistent Skype experience
  • Animated and bigger emoticons- being rolled out in coming weeks
  • Emoji support to let you express yourself
Fixes/improvements
  • Updated setting so username and password are required to sign back in
  • Chats no longer auto-scroll as new messages come in
  • View and change avatars for all group chats

App Description

Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. Join the millions of people using Skype today to stay in touch with the people who matter most. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

Features:

  • Find all your friends and family in an instant – With over 250 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know.
  • Talk with your fingers – No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging.
  • Call your world from Skype – Talk to your heart’s content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype.
  • Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too – Keep in touch, even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.
  • Share your favourite snaps – Got a favourite photo to share? Send it over Skype to friends and family and you won’t have to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.
  • Chat with anyone, anywhere – Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Whatever device your friends or family use, Skype just works. Simple.
  • Video messaging – Record life’s everyday moments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.

Note: Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

Older Versions of Skype – free IM & video calls

Skype – free IM & video calls 2.8.0.920

Added on April 26, 2012

Changes:

  • Restyled instant messaging view
  • Video rotation support for many more devices
  • Faster app start up

Skype – free IM & video calls 2.9.0.315

Added on August 30, 2012

Changes:

  • Bluetooth improvements
    – More reliable connection with headsets
    – More headsets supported
  • Bug fixes
  • No more random signing out
  • Fixed green video on HTC devices
  • Restored video quality on Nvidia-powered devices

Skype – free IM & video calls 3.0.0.6181

Added on November 20, 2012

Changes:

  • Sign in and merge with your Microsoft account
  • Brand new design for tablets
  • Improved audio quality
  • Bug fixes

Skype – free IM & video calls 3.1.0.6458

Added on January 24, 2013

Changes:

  • Portrait calling on tablets
  • New languages: Portuguese, Norwegian and English (UK)
  • Performance improvements and fixes

Skype – free IM & video calls 3.2.0.6673

Added on February 26, 2013

Changes:

  • ‘Classic view’ option for tablets
  • Performance improvements and fixes

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.4.0.31835

Added on October 8, 2013

Changes:

  • Tablet owners rejoice! Now you get a totally new version of Skype too, including a modern design and performance improvements.
  • Video quality improvements – calls are clearer and higher resolution.
  • Accessibility improvements with full support for TalkBack.
  • Free accounts will see ads. But if you have Skype Credit, a subscription or a Premium account, you’ll continue to enjoy an ad-free experience.

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.4.0.34403

Added on November 5, 2013

Changes:

  • Tablet owners rejoice! Now you get a totally new version of Skype too, including a modern design and performance improvements.
  • Video quality improvements – calls are clearer and higher resolution.
  • Accessibility improvements with full support for TalkBack.
  • Free accounts will see ads. But if you have Skype Credit, a subscription or a Premium account, you’ll continue to enjoy an ad-free experience.

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.5.0.39600

Added on December 16, 2013

Changes:

  • Picture-in-Picture lets you see your video call even when you switch to other apps.
  • Lots of contacts? Simply pinch your contact list to zoom out to an alphabet, then tap a letter to zoom in.
  • General fixes and performance improvements for all users
  • Video messaging compatibility fixes

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.6.0.42007

Added on February 18, 2014

Changes:

  • Improved audio handling: Alerts and calls will now play through the correct speakers or Bluetooth devices.
  • Recording video messages will work better on certain Samsung phones.
  • Additional incoming call and accessibility improvements.

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.7.0.43514

Added on March 18, 2014

Changes:

  • Aggressive battery savings
  • Leave Skype running all day with no noticeable battery drain. To achieve these amazing savings, we’ve temporarily turned off push notification of group chat messages.
  • If you are a group chat user and want to continue receiving these notifications, go to Settings > Notifications, and check the “Sync group messages…” box.

Skype – free IM & video calls 4.9.0.45564

Added on May 20, 2014

Changes:

  • General fixes and performance improvements for all users

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.0.0.49715

Added on July 23, 2014

Changes:

  • Find your friends on Skype:
  • In the coming weeks you’ll have the option to connect Skype to your phone’s address book. Just verify your phone number when prompted, and your friends will start showing up in your Skype contacts.
  • For your privacy, you can easily choose whether we keep looking for your friends and whether they can find you from the settings.

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.0.0.51733

Added on September 2, 2014

Changes:

  • Find your friends on Skype:
  • In the coming weeks you’ll have the option to connect Skype to your phone’s address book. Just verify your phone number when prompted, and your friends will start showing up in your Skype contacts.
  • For your privacy, you can easily choose whether we keep looking for your friends and whether they can find you from the settings.

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.0.0.52727

Added on September 22, 2014

Changes:

  • Find your friends on Skype:
  • In the coming weeks you’ll have the option to connect Skype to your phone’s address book. Just verify your phone number when prompted, and your friends will start showing up in your Skype contacts.
  • For your privacy, you can easily choose whether we keep looking for your friends and whether they can find you from the settings.

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.1.0.56619

Added on November 25, 2014

Changes:

  • Chats load faster, especially when opened from a notification.
  • Picture in picture view lets you keep a video call going – for phones now too!
  • Receive photos from Skype for iPhone and other new clients.
  • Supports formatted text: *bold* _italic_ ~strikethrough~
  • Native Support for Hindi – SAHI!

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.1.0.57240

Added on December 9, 2014

Changes:

  • Chats load faster, especially when opened from a notification.
  • Picture in picture view lets you keep a video call going – for phones now too!
  • Receive photos from Skype for iPhone and other new clients.
  • Supports formatted text: *bold* _italic_ ~strikethrough~
  • Native Support for Hindi – SAHI!

Skype – free IM & video calls 5.1.0.58677

Added on January 6, 2015

Changes:

  • Chats load faster, especially when opened from a notification.
  • Picture in picture view lets you keep a video call going – for phones now too!
  • Receive photos from Skype for iPhone and other new clients.
  • Supports formatted text: *bold* _italic_ ~strikethrough~
  • Native Support for Hindi – SAHI!

Reviews

  1. Commenter's Gravatar suraj

    Ironically no one of these Skype working on my Sony Xperia. I mission my friends a lot:(

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    • Commenter's Gravatar Tanmay

      Suraj, which android os version and skype version u r using? I run skype on my sony android 2.1.!!!

      mobile – 9911177185, whtsapp

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  2. Commenter's Gravatar Antoine

    Me too, my Sony Xperia T don’t have a feeling with Skype. Better to reactivate the old Skype version 3

    Reply
  3. Commenter's Gravatar John Smith

    Ever since my Nexus 4 upgraded Android 4.4 KitKat to 5 Lollipop, Skype only logs on to Wi-Fi the 1st time successfully. Once I leave the Wi-Fi location, it switches to 3G/4G without any problems, but it will not log-on when I get back on Wi-Fi. It just stays disconnected.

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