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Skype

Skype

Talk to friends and family using voice, video, SMS or instant messages.

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    Shype is my go-to for everything related to communication. Since stable communication is critical to me, Skype allows me to group my business contacts according to projects and keep chat memos.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    With Skype, I have been able to make unlimited video calls on a daily basis. Video calls with this application are very clear with filters which enable me to express my feelings to the other party. Audio is also very clear and audible hence communication is clear and can be understood without straining so much
    img by vaishali
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you're scrolling on your phone the next day and you see 5 messages you sent to your ex while drunk, you'll want an app that lets you edit each message after sending. Use a regret-free alternative to texting when alcohol is involved.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Don't just text your friends - show them what you're feeling through fun emoticons and unique Mojis you won't find anywhere else
    2. Video Call with friends, family, coworkers and more - no matter where they are in the world
    3. Highlights feature lets you share key events from your day that people can see and respond to for up to seven days

    Reviewed by Katelyn on April 4, 2018

  • Skype is amazing Jun 22, 2020

    By Addison and Zed
    Skype is amazing because it lets me text my friend and we can FaceTime each other and she can FaceTime her other phone while she calls me so all three of us can play Minecraft together and we could all see each other but we are make different worlds because sometimes we don’t want other people one of us to go in someone else’s world so we go onto one of a different world that we all go in but Skype is like really good like I love Skype the only reason I gave it four stars is because it won’t let me call my friend we could only FaceTime which I’m OK with but I wish I could call it won’t let me call because every time I hit it it will it will bring me up to something that won’t let me call I don’t know what to call it but it just won’t let me call so that’s why I gave it four stars And Skype is amazing because I got a couple weeks ago or a couple of days ago I don’t remember but it lets me call my friend when ever I want to play Minecraft with her only FaceTime we have to text if you want to but we usually FaceTime and then we play for like two hours maybe three or four we play for like a long long time one time with you and played for like most of the day until I am had to go to bed but that was before I got Skype Skype changed me Skype now I don’t have to use anyone’s phone to call EV which is perfect
  • Skype on my iPad Mini 2 with blazing fast WiFi May 22, 2020

    By Gloria Merle
    A few hours ago I downloaded Skype on an iPad Mini 2 that I inherited 10 days ago from my brother. I’ve been using Skype on my Windows 7 PC. I did a Skype video chat with my brother on the iPad Mini, and it was perfect. We are over 1,000 miles apart and it was like being in the same room ... even though I walked out on my deck & back in, & he put his smartphone in his pocket while he went out to his car and then drove 15 minutes to get home. On his way indoors his phone went into his briefcase. The Skype connection was seamless & the quality was excellent. I should mention that my original plan had been to connect the iPad Mini to WiFi by setting up a hotspot on my Windows 7 PC & sharing. The iPad couldn’t find the network, and my cable company said I needed a router, so I got a new NETGEAR AC1900 (model C7000v2) dual band WiFi router modem combo at Walmart 4 days ago. It has a 5GHz processor delivering speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps. It also has 24x8 channel bonding (24 download & 8 upload channels for extreme speed & consistent connectivity). With this equipment, Skype is a dream. Of course, I’ve only used Skype for half an hour on the iPad Mini, & I haven’t added contacts yet (I’m old school & probably won’t), so if I start having problems, I’ll come back & edit my opinion. :)
  • Skype is Improving ... Still a Work in Progress Oct 29, 2018

    By Ekgpress
    Overall — I am very pleased with Skype. I’ve used it now on a regular basis (making 5-10 international calls) for the past few years. There are constant updates — so what I write might change (for better or worse .... ) at any time after this Review (which I’m writing on October 29, 2018) — depending on whether an Update improves or complicates matters. Usually updates improve — but not always. Most of the time, the technical aspects of my connection are pretty good — but sometimes they are so poor, that I have to leave Skype and go to another application. I WISH there was a way for me to identify WHERE the problem is at such times (ie, with my connection; with the connection of the person I am speaking to — or with Skype). But overall, connections are BETTER than they were a few years ago. Overall, the system of organizing contacts is fairly efficient — but sometimes a bit challenging on non-computer devices to identify and classify contacts into an easy-to-find grouping. THANKS for continuing to work to improve this app! — :)
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Adriana Rodriguez
    Horrible! Have not been getting any notification at all whatsoever and the messages are no appearing on my chat both on my phone and laptop!! I know my friend is sending messages and I close the app about 5 times just to reopen and see the message there but it doesn't appear until after I refresh the app about 500 million times! What the f is going on Skype you need to fix this now!
  • Such great Quality Apr 1, 2020

    By cute 123🦄
    I have to say that Skype is one of the best app to call and to text. It is so nice to be texting and call people on the same app. It’s so annoying to always needing to go to one app to another. I also like the emojis and moving pictures you can send to your friends and family. The only thing I think Skype needs to work on is to make sure when you flip the camera around whole screen doesn’t go black and doesn’t show anything because then you’ll have to restart the call and see if it works again it can be really annoying. But that really isn’t a big deal just change it please🙏. This app rarely malfunctions dad which is a great thing. I totally recommend this app for people who want to make it easy to call people around the world. The one thing I think they could add to this app is that you could me have fun patterns on your face and do activities during your call. Overall I have to say this is the best app effort to call or Skype and text especially for your kids.
  • OK for Casual Users Nov 8, 2018

    By HelloOthello
    Got my account many years ago back when everything was on desktop PC and people on both ends of the call had to be pretty high tech wizards just to make (and keep) consistent connection. Over the years, I would use FaceTime or Webex or various other means to do most video calls, so Skype sat idle most of the time. A few months back, I ended up sending my phone through the washing machine, so as a temporary workaround I loaded Skype on my iPad so I could at least make outgoing calls without my cell phone. To my surprise, it actually is fairly capable in that mode. TBH, I would welcome a simplified interface like an old school flip phone for times when you just want a quick voice call and not a multiparty videoconferencing extravaganza. Anyway, for my particular needs (making my iPad into a big heavy sorta iPhone every now and then), it does that fine.
  • Skype is amazing Jun 22, 2020

    By Addison and Zed
    Skype is amazing because it lets me text my friend and we can FaceTime each other and she can FaceTime her other phone while she calls me so all three of us can play Minecraft together and we could all see each other but we are make different worlds because sometimes we don’t want other people one of us to go in someone else’s world so we go onto one of a different world that we all go in but Skype is like really good like I love Skype the only reason I gave it four stars is because it won’t let me call my friend we could only FaceTime which I’m OK with but I wish I could call it won’t let me call because every time I hit it it will it will bring me up to something that won’t let me call I don’t know what to call it but it just won’t let me call so that’s why I gave it four stars And Skype is amazing because I got a couple weeks ago or a couple of days ago I don’t remember but it lets me call my friend when ever I want to play Minecraft with her only FaceTime we have to text if you want to but we usually FaceTime and then we play for like two hours maybe three or four we play for like a long long time one time with you and played for like most of the day until I am had to go to bed but that was before I got Skype Skype changed me Skype now I don’t have to use anyone’s phone to call EV which is perfect
  • Skype on my iPad Mini 2 with blazing fast WiFi May 22, 2020

    By Gloria Merle
    A few hours ago I downloaded Skype on an iPad Mini 2 that I inherited 10 days ago from my brother. I’ve been using Skype on my Windows 7 PC. I did a Skype video chat with my brother on the iPad Mini, and it was perfect. We are over 1,000 miles apart and it was like being in the same room ... even though I walked out on my deck & back in, & he put his smartphone in his pocket while he went out to his car and then drove 15 minutes to get home. On his way indoors his phone went into his briefcase. The Skype connection was seamless & the quality was excellent. I should mention that my original plan had been to connect the iPad Mini to WiFi by setting up a hotspot on my Windows 7 PC & sharing. The iPad couldn’t find the network, and my cable company said I needed a router, so I got a new NETGEAR AC1900 (model C7000v2) dual band WiFi router modem combo at Walmart 4 days ago. It has a 5GHz processor delivering speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps. It also has 24x8 channel bonding (24 download & 8 upload channels for extreme speed & consistent connectivity). With this equipment, Skype is a dream. Of course, I’ve only used Skype for half an hour on the iPad Mini, & I haven’t added contacts yet (I’m old school & probably won’t), so if I start having problems, I’ll come back & edit my opinion. :)
  • Skype is Improving ... Still a Work in Progress Oct 29, 2018

    By Ekgpress
    Overall — I am very pleased with Skype. I’ve used it now on a regular basis (making 5-10 international calls) for the past few years. There are constant updates — so what I write might change (for better or worse .... ) at any time after this Review (which I’m writing on October 29, 2018) — depending on whether an Update improves or complicates matters. Usually updates improve — but not always. Most of the time, the technical aspects of my connection are pretty good — but sometimes they are so poor, that I have to leave Skype and go to another application. I WISH there was a way for me to identify WHERE the problem is at such times (ie, with my connection; with the connection of the person I am speaking to — or with Skype). But overall, connections are BETTER than they were a few years ago. Overall, the system of organizing contacts is fairly efficient — but sometimes a bit challenging on non-computer devices to identify and classify contacts into an easy-to-find grouping. THANKS for continuing to work to improve this app! — :)
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Adriana Rodriguez
    Horrible! Have not been getting any notification at all whatsoever and the messages are no appearing on my chat both on my phone and laptop!! I know my friend is sending messages and I close the app about 5 times just to reopen and see the message there but it doesn't appear until after I refresh the app about 500 million times! What the f is going on Skype you need to fix this now!
  • Such great Quality Apr 1, 2020

    By cute 123🦄
    I have to say that Skype is one of the best app to call and to text. It is so nice to be texting and call people on the same app. It’s so annoying to always needing to go to one app to another. I also like the emojis and moving pictures you can send to your friends and family. The only thing I think Skype needs to work on is to make sure when you flip the camera around whole screen doesn’t go black and doesn’t show anything because then you’ll have to restart the call and see if it works again it can be really annoying. But that really isn’t a big deal just change it please🙏. This app rarely malfunctions dad which is a great thing. I totally recommend this app for people who want to make it easy to call people around the world. The one thing I think they could add to this app is that you could me have fun patterns on your face and do activities during your call. Overall I have to say this is the best app effort to call or Skype and text especially for your kids.
  • OK for Casual Users Nov 8, 2018

    By HelloOthello
    Got my account many years ago back when everything was on desktop PC and people on both ends of the call had to be pretty high tech wizards just to make (and keep) consistent connection. Over the years, I would use FaceTime or Webex or various other means to do most video calls, so Skype sat idle most of the time. A few months back, I ended up sending my phone through the washing machine, so as a temporary workaround I loaded Skype on my iPad so I could at least make outgoing calls without my cell phone. To my surprise, it actually is fairly capable in that mode. TBH, I would welcome a simplified interface like an old school flip phone for times when you just want a quick voice call and not a multiparty videoconferencing extravaganza. Anyway, for my particular needs (making my iPad into a big heavy sorta iPhone every now and then), it does that fine.
  • Notifications are disappearing?? Jul 1, 2019

    By Petite Miss21💋
    I’m not sure what it is. The notifications will come in on my home screen,but when I go into Skype itself,I don’t see any of the messages or missed call etc. showing up in the chat history. Sometimes I’ll even call someone and the call just won’t go through. The person on the other also says they’ve been trying to call,but no call ever came in on my end either. This has happened several times with multiple persons. Because of that,I’ve missed calls and messages that simply don’t even appear in my chat history. Not to mention,I’m on iOS but my friends devices are android,so it seems less of a platform issue and more like Skype just needs to fix something in the app right across the board. Other than that,the call quality is actually ok. Gets muffled whenever it claims the connection is poor,but I don’t complain about that. Completely missing/disappearing calls and messages is not one I can overlook though.
  • It’s meh Feb 19, 2021

    By dogcat310
    So I’ve been using Skype for at least 5 or so years, and in those 5 years I’ve noticed some things that are good and bad about it. Let’s start out with the good. Good -Reliable: Overall this is a reliable app with texting and calling about 75-80% of the time. -Simplicity: Skype is really simple to use and pick up on. -Effective: When I am using Skype for calls with my friends, it generally is effective with video and audio. Bad -Lagging: about 20-25% of the time when I am on a call with video on, the call will lag, which can be annoying. -Not much change: over the past few years Skype has remained the same in its layout, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it, but not much new things h e been added. -Semi-low security: now when I say this, I don’t mean it in the way of anyone can join your call. I say this in the way that anyone can look you up on the search and text you. This has happened to me once or twice and I usually ignore it, but it can be a security risk for more concerned people. So with all things considered, overall Skype is meh. I haven’t seen it change much and don’t see it making any huge changes any time soon. I will most likely continue using this app to keep in touch with friends that have no other way to keep in contact with me, but if something better comes along, I will probably move to that if it’s better and Skype doesn’t change.
  • Just a few problems, otherwise great! May 10, 2020

    By ur muda/rice rice baby
    I honestly love this app! I just have a few complaints. First, sometimes when my friends and I are on a call afterwards the whole group chat will disappear without a trace. I’d appreciate if that was somehow fixed because I’ve had to re-crest the same chat about four to five times now. Second, I’ve been having trouble with sharing my audio. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong but it’s kind of annoying when I’m trying to show my friends something with audio and I can’t because I can’t seem to find a way to share it. Other than those little patches, I love this app! Please download it, it’s easy to use and very convenient for calling friends in this troublesome time. Stay safe and wash your hands! :)
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Larry Lujan
    I love this app since it was the one of the first facetime options available and compared to other apps that use facial recognition technology it works very well I want to know if there are any updates or bug fixes done lately
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Marija Glisovic
    So frustrating using Skype on my phone! It's the only app my company uses for communication and it's unbelievably irritating that the app has so many issues. Msgs take forever to load, sending them also, and very very very often (9/10) when I start the app it asks to log in.. Guys, it is crazy what a bad job you did here. Will delete Skype as soon as I finish this review
  • Was perfect became absolutely nightmare Apr 19, 2020

    By Willynl
    Skype became to difficult to use. Also without users permission all of my contacts showed up in Skype without the possibility of removing them again! I had Skype contacts since those were the people i used to call, with all my other contacts being there, it became completely impossible to even find your original Skype contacts. They also took the Skype app from the Samsung TV, which I used most. But most important is the absolute complete user unfriendly interface of the app. I have 2 university degrees and i am on average not stupid using computers, far from I would say. I speak 5 language, but up till the day of today I can’t figure out how the Skype app works. I used to skype with my mam, she’s older and not so handy with computers or phones, but I can’t explain her anymore how it works since there is absolutely not one action logically anymore in the whole app. So forced to quite skype, just because it literally became unusable. This is how I and everybody I know stopped using Skype. Wish it came back though in the old, easy to use format.... But that is wishfully thinking. Non of the developers ever seems to think about the user, who is the most important. I don’t think any of the developpers ever use an app themselves otherwise this wouldn’t have happened.
  • Nov 25, 2021

    By Chloe
    Took FOREVER to sign in to and I just gave up after like, 30 minutes!! I can barely even get my messages to go through! THIS IS THE WORST COMMUNICATION APP EVER! I could probably message/call my mom better on a potato this app. So frustrating and time wasting. Take it from me and just DO NOT download this. I am feeling nothing other than just utter frustration. If I could give 0 stars, I would.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Joanne Braden
    Can you believe this? I deleted this app off all my devices several years ago and they are still in my app list wanting to be updated! Several others are doing the same thing! Better get on the stick Google. You can keep track of where I've been on here, but you can't keep track of your apps? No way to get hold of you easily to tell when somethings wrong. Like when my password on an app will not be accepted on one or more of my other devices? Or I change it but it refuses both old or new one!
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Richard Jenkins
    I would prefer to see the app show any video calls in a minimized window on movile devices like it would in the past. On my tablet if i click to a different app, all i have access to is a bar to mute my mic, turn my camera off or end the call, there is no further video feed. Please fix this
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Ray Rappold
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Very unreliable on my Android. Most frustrating app on my phone. Wasted an hour just now and it still won't let me use my Skype to phone credits to make a call. Arrrggh!
  • Nov 7, 2021

    By Some One
    Used to be great. I updated recently though because I wasn't getting messages suddenly and now everything is so much worse. Things still don't load but I can't send messages, I can't recieve messages, I can't look at gifs, I can't send images... all of it has gotten so bad. I wish I could reverse the update. I've used Skype for probably like 10-12 years now, and it's never gotten this bad.
  • How hard is it? Jul 25, 2021

    By Garfield.io
    I only use the app for educational purposes. Because of this, I can immediately see that Skype isn’t built for education. The chat takes too long to load properly. The chat for some reason “teleports” while it loads so I either have to scroll repeatedly or I overshoot it. Files on the iPad immediately uninstall once I exit out of them (so if I have to switch from looking at the teacher’s whiteboard to looking at the file numerous times, it gets annoying). Most importantly, which is not specific for education, WHY does the app ask permission to use camera app but not actually use it? Apple cameras are pretty decent, so I don’t get why it isn’t being used correctly. It doesn’t even focus meaning the slightest shake/quiver of the hand will result in my text being dramatically blurred. I don’t want to go through the trouble of having to use the camera app separately, but I have to. I guess the app would be ok for personal use but we have built in apps for personal functions.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Wesley Crawford
    It is a horrible app when it comes to recording a video for anybody. When you put it on the selfie screen it just closes your phone on you so you have to keep tapping your phone screen add your recording a video to keep your phone from closing on you. It is the only application that I've ever had to do that with. It seems to me this application is becoming complete garbage
  • Feels outdated - and no more life support Jul 1, 2021

    By Bayarnd
    Everybody used it in the early 2000s when it was an innovative calling and conferencing tool. I still use it now and then to communicate with the few people who don’t have smart phones with access to better, newer apps. It still kinda works, but it feels like Pac-Man in a Fortnite world.. We tried but did not succeed reaching any kind of life support, the ‘app support’ link now only connects to a web bot with a few basic canned answers, and a link to a user forum instead, which is pretty much deserted by now. Skype doesn’t offer many UI customization options, and many setups have to be repeated on every client and every platform. If you use skype e.g. on a PC and iPhone and iPad. User logon to the app requires a vaguely worded permission to access the users information and website movements, following the data privacy link did not explain, if or to what degree skype communication will be used for advertising, marketing or to be sold for a analytics.
  • img Community
    Shype is my go-to for everything related to communication. Since stable communication is critical to me, Skype allows me to group my business contacts according to projects and keep chat memos.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    With Skype, I have been able to make unlimited video calls on a daily basis. Video calls with this application are very clear with filters which enable me to express my feelings to the other party. Audio is also very clear and audible hence communication is clear and can be understood without straining so much
    img by vaishali
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you're scrolling on your phone the next day and you see 5 messages you sent to your ex while drunk, you'll want an app that lets you edit each message after sending. Use a regret-free alternative to texting when alcohol is involved.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Don't just text your friends - show them what you're feeling through fun emoticons and unique Mojis you won't find anywhere else
    2. Video Call with friends, family, coworkers and more - no matter where they are in the world
    3. Highlights feature lets you share key events from your day that people can see and respond to for up to seven days

    Reviewed by Katelyn on April 4, 2018

  • Skype on my iPad Mini 2 with blazing fast WiFi May 22, 2020

    By Gloria Merle
    A few hours ago I downloaded Skype on an iPad Mini 2 that I inherited 10 days ago from my brother. I’ve been using Skype on my Windows 7 PC. I did a Skype video chat with my brother on the iPad Mini, and it was perfect. We are over 1,000 miles apart and it was like being in the same room ... even though I walked out on my deck & back in, & he put his smartphone in his pocket while he went out to his car and then drove 15 minutes to get home. On his way indoors his phone went into his briefcase. The Skype connection was seamless & the quality was excellent. I should mention that my original plan had been to connect the iPad Mini to WiFi by setting up a hotspot on my Windows 7 PC & sharing. The iPad couldn’t find the network, and my cable company said I needed a router, so I got a new NETGEAR AC1900 (model C7000v2) dual band WiFi router modem combo at Walmart 4 days ago. It has a 5GHz processor delivering speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps. It also has 24x8 channel bonding (24 download & 8 upload channels for extreme speed & consistent connectivity). With this equipment, Skype is a dream. Of course, I’ve only used Skype for half an hour on the iPad Mini, & I haven’t added contacts yet (I’m old school & probably won’t), so if I start having problems, I’ll come back & edit my opinion. :)
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Larry Lujan
    I love this app since it was the one of the first facetime options available and compared to other apps that use facial recognition technology it works very well I want to know if there are any updates or bug fixes done lately
  • Skype is out of this world Oct 31, 2020

    By i_xqxp
    For me I think that Skype is great it’s a simple way for me to connect to my cousins my aunts my mom stuff like that and it’s really simple because you can actually add groups it’s like what’s up with a little bit better you can see your screen and it works on computers which is very convenient if you have to do school it’s easy for you to share your screen you just have to click the top top buttons and then it’s gonna be really simple and if you like really like some thing there’s a heart emoji that you can use and you can split your screen and have one for chat and the other for Skype which I think is really great so I’m really like this app
  • Amazing! Review from MountaiMello Aug 19, 2021

    By CadieEL
    Sykpe is amazing in every way! My bestie moved to the UK, so I cant see her IRL at all, whilst skype allowed us to talk. Recently, my other bestie was moving schools, so I couldn’t really communicate. And she got skype, and now all 3 of us are a best friends group, and we have individual contact too. Which is good. Now I am a preparing animator, I dont have time to talk to them IRL anyways if they had stayed. With skype, both of my friends met, and it has led me to still having contact, my life and my friend’s life would not be the same without you creating this app. I thank you for this, creator of skype. Sweet regards, MountaiMello
  • They fixed most of it! Aug 14, 2021

    By Dok Hollywood
    I started using Skype when I moved from the US in 2019. I needed an American number to make and receive calls and texts with. At first it was… clunky, at best. However, as time went on, it kept improving. The only problem I have now is that some websites and apps require verification via text message, and I cannot receive the verification codes submitted by some apps (my bank, for one, which is *supremely* frustrating). Other than that and some problems with switching between countries when making outbound calls, Skype has become my lifeline to the US and my family.
  • The first & the best Dec 18, 2019

    By mirchkall
    I love Skype but I'd love it more if I could still run it in my old devices without any problem. We speek a lot about sustentability, but at the same time we are not being supportive about the useless of "new updatings", trying to convince people that they have to change their loyal devices for newers, even being not necessary at all. That't my case, and I WONT DISCARD MY OLD IPODS OR IPADS just beacause they wan5to sell me more and newer ones. ALL I NEED AND WANT IS THE RIGHT VERSION OF SKYPE FOR MY OLDER DEVICES, NO MATTER EMOJIS OR STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT COMMUNICATION. HOPE FROM THE HEART , THAt SOMEBODY WILL PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!!! And we will proudly collaborating to the useless consume and proportional trash that is contaminating our HOME EARTH.
  • GPCC Feb 8, 2019

    By QPWhorl
    I have to agree with “Still a work in Progress”. I do like the enhancements as I use Skype on a daily basis when I am out the of the US or home as well. I would prefer the App to be a little more navigable. For those of us who are not super tech savvy ( Me🙋🏼‍♀️) it would be nice to actually chat with a “ real” person to help identify a problem issue-whatever that may be. It’s incredibly time consuming to have to ask the community when your issue may be critical, especially for those of us who work internationally. Finally; I LOVE Skype and that you are always striving to make things better for your customers! Keep it up guys & girls! Don’t know what I would do without ya!😎
  • Admin Controls, PLEASE!!! Apr 18, 2020

    By Sylvercz
    Update: My junior high students have discovered the joy of muting and hanging up their classmates on group calls. It would be extremely helpful to remove this option except for the Admin (in this case the teacher). Or at the very least, instead of saying “Someone has muted your microphone,” give the name of the culprit. I was forced to move the lesson to Messenger, which doesn’t work as well, but doesn’t have this flaw. Help a teacher out, please! This app has made it possible to keep teaching during quarantine. It has saved my job and made it possible for the students to keep having lessons. Thank you!
  • Great app May 9, 2021

    By Mickey1224
    Skype has grown in leaps and bounds since the start of COVID. I am really glad that it has. My mom and I have been using this platform for years to be able to see each other. It’s nice that the technology has been updated so much in the last year. It is sad that it took a pandemic to make the updates occur. I hope that the tech teams continue to update the technology and add creative and innovative ideas as things move along. This platform has been huge in the development of a loving relationship between myself and my mom. Thanks Skype for being there from the beginning with your technology.
  • I had Skype for many years Aug 30, 2020

    By M.J.799
    I had Skype for a long time, in the beginning there where some problems with the video quality and the stability of the connection. Now for the last year or so, I have hade no problems making or receiving calls. If there are problems they normally are with my system or the other party’s equipment. Picture quality and sound is great.I communicate with family in Germany every week and have not had any issues for a long time. I love Skype, it is the only way I’m able to see my family in Germany. (Thank you COVID-19)
  • Skype is amazing Jun 22, 2020

    By Addison and Zed
    Skype is amazing because it lets me text my friend and we can FaceTime each other and she can FaceTime her other phone while she calls me so all three of us can play Minecraft together and we could all see each other but we are make different worlds because sometimes we don’t want other people one of us to go in someone else’s world so we go onto one of a different world that we all go in but Skype is like really good like I love Skype the only reason I gave it four stars is because it won’t let me call my friend we could only FaceTime which I’m OK with but I wish I could call it won’t let me call because every time I hit it it will it will bring me up to something that won’t let me call I don’t know what to call it but it just won’t let me call so that’s why I gave it four stars And Skype is amazing because I got a couple weeks ago or a couple of days ago I don’t remember but it lets me call my friend when ever I want to play Minecraft with her only FaceTime we have to text if you want to but we usually FaceTime and then we play for like two hours maybe three or four we play for like a long long time one time with you and played for like most of the day until I am had to go to bed but that was before I got Skype Skype changed me Skype now I don’t have to use anyone’s phone to call EV which is perfect
  • Skype is Improving ... Still a Work in Progress Oct 29, 2018

    By Ekgpress
    Overall — I am very pleased with Skype. I’ve used it now on a regular basis (making 5-10 international calls) for the past few years. There are constant updates — so what I write might change (for better or worse .... ) at any time after this Review (which I’m writing on October 29, 2018) — depending on whether an Update improves or complicates matters. Usually updates improve — but not always. Most of the time, the technical aspects of my connection are pretty good — but sometimes they are so poor, that I have to leave Skype and go to another application. I WISH there was a way for me to identify WHERE the problem is at such times (ie, with my connection; with the connection of the person I am speaking to — or with Skype). But overall, connections are BETTER than they were a few years ago. Overall, the system of organizing contacts is fairly efficient — but sometimes a bit challenging on non-computer devices to identify and classify contacts into an easy-to-find grouping. THANKS for continuing to work to improve this app! — :)
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Adriana Rodriguez
    Horrible! Have not been getting any notification at all whatsoever and the messages are no appearing on my chat both on my phone and laptop!! I know my friend is sending messages and I close the app about 5 times just to reopen and see the message there but it doesn't appear until after I refresh the app about 500 million times! What the f is going on Skype you need to fix this now!
  • Such great Quality Apr 1, 2020

    By cute 123🦄
    I have to say that Skype is one of the best app to call and to text. It is so nice to be texting and call people on the same app. It’s so annoying to always needing to go to one app to another. I also like the emojis and moving pictures you can send to your friends and family. The only thing I think Skype needs to work on is to make sure when you flip the camera around whole screen doesn’t go black and doesn’t show anything because then you’ll have to restart the call and see if it works again it can be really annoying. But that really isn’t a big deal just change it please🙏. This app rarely malfunctions dad which is a great thing. I totally recommend this app for people who want to make it easy to call people around the world. The one thing I think they could add to this app is that you could me have fun patterns on your face and do activities during your call. Overall I have to say this is the best app effort to call or Skype and text especially for your kids.
  • OK for Casual Users Nov 8, 2018

    By HelloOthello
    Got my account many years ago back when everything was on desktop PC and people on both ends of the call had to be pretty high tech wizards just to make (and keep) consistent connection. Over the years, I would use FaceTime or Webex or various other means to do most video calls, so Skype sat idle most of the time. A few months back, I ended up sending my phone through the washing machine, so as a temporary workaround I loaded Skype on my iPad so I could at least make outgoing calls without my cell phone. To my surprise, it actually is fairly capable in that mode. TBH, I would welcome a simplified interface like an old school flip phone for times when you just want a quick voice call and not a multiparty videoconferencing extravaganza. Anyway, for my particular needs (making my iPad into a big heavy sorta iPhone every now and then), it does that fine.
  • Just a few problems, otherwise great! May 10, 2020

    By ur muda/rice rice baby
    I honestly love this app! I just have a few complaints. First, sometimes when my friends and I are on a call afterwards the whole group chat will disappear without a trace. I’d appreciate if that was somehow fixed because I’ve had to re-crest the same chat about four to five times now. Second, I’ve been having trouble with sharing my audio. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong but it’s kind of annoying when I’m trying to show my friends something with audio and I can’t because I can’t seem to find a way to share it. Other than those little patches, I love this app! Please download it, it’s easy to use and very convenient for calling friends in this troublesome time. Stay safe and wash your hands! :)
  • Good App overall, just some suggestions. Nov 26, 2021

    By OfficialMoiPoi
    hi, I’ve been using this app for a very long time and I am overall impressed with what it has to offer. Although I do have some ideas. First, I would suggest there is a feature that shows someone is on their device, not on Skype but on their device. that’s optional, but feel free to add it in if you want. I would also like to say that there is a bug for one of my pals that says they are online all the time. every time I log in, it shows they are active. it makes it really hard to see when they were last online, if you could fix that it would be much appreciated. Lastly for now, I really suggest that the feature where you look up someone’s name gets removed. It happened with me and my pals where random people started texting us. In case you didn’t know, there are minors on your app. it could take the minors to adults and could lead to predatory behavior. it’s not just that as well. can you at least make it more accessible to disable? it was kinda hard for me to find how to turn it off. I will edit if I find anything else.
  • Great Chat With Grandkids Nov 10, 2019

    By Thomas Perch
    I love that Skype is the app that connects me with my family when I am a thousand miles away. Through the phone, tablet, laptop or desktop I can see and interact with the people I love. My four-year-old granddaughter just learned a tune on the harmonica, and because of Skype I was one of the first to hear it. I have problems with Skype when I want to switch to another app, and go back. I like some of the new features, including the ability to send hearts and other emojis. With mobile devices, especially when moving, the signal strength can disrupt or end calls. But all in all Skype is a great way to connect with great people.
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Tim Lawless
    A few updates ago clicking links inside of msgs no longer pulls up a web page. Often Skype queues msgs to be sent. Often I discover my instant msgs were delivered hours later.
  • This version seems to work a bit better than the older version Dec 30, 2018

    By charliec63
    I’m on a Mac (iOS and MacOS). Sometimes FaceTime works better, but all in all, Skype seems to work better in various environments. The hardware seems to make a big difference in performance. Older stuff does work as well as newer stuff. All in all I’m very happy with the apps performance and features. Updated 12/18: the app works well. It all seems to depend upon the bandwidth of the connection, which is probably reflected in the compression algorithms and the power of the computers on either end as well. I generally have no complaints. I’m also sure Microsoft is busily attempting to monetize the operation. It’s still a pretty cool service.
  • Notifications are disappearing?? Jul 1, 2019

    By Petite Miss21💋
    I’m not sure what it is. The notifications will come in on my home screen,but when I go into Skype itself,I don’t see any of the messages or missed call etc. showing up in the chat history. Sometimes I’ll even call someone and the call just won’t go through. The person on the other also says they’ve been trying to call,but no call ever came in on my end either. This has happened several times with multiple persons. Because of that,I’ve missed calls and messages that simply don’t even appear in my chat history. Not to mention,I’m on iOS but my friends devices are android,so it seems less of a platform issue and more like Skype just needs to fix something in the app right across the board. Other than that,the call quality is actually ok. Gets muffled whenever it claims the connection is poor,but I don’t complain about that. Completely missing/disappearing calls and messages is not one I can overlook though.
  • It’s meh Feb 19, 2021

    By dogcat310
    So I’ve been using Skype for at least 5 or so years, and in those 5 years I’ve noticed some things that are good and bad about it. Let’s start out with the good. Good -Reliable: Overall this is a reliable app with texting and calling about 75-80% of the time. -Simplicity: Skype is really simple to use and pick up on. -Effective: When I am using Skype for calls with my friends, it generally is effective with video and audio. Bad -Lagging: about 20-25% of the time when I am on a call with video on, the call will lag, which can be annoying. -Not much change: over the past few years Skype has remained the same in its layout, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it, but not much new things h e been added. -Semi-low security: now when I say this, I don’t mean it in the way of anyone can join your call. I say this in the way that anyone can look you up on the search and text you. This has happened to me once or twice and I usually ignore it, but it can be a security risk for more concerned people. So with all things considered, overall Skype is meh. I haven’t seen it change much and don’t see it making any huge changes any time soon. I will most likely continue using this app to keep in touch with friends that have no other way to keep in contact with me, but if something better comes along, I will probably move to that if it’s better and Skype doesn’t change.
  • Skype is great but not really Jun 19, 2020

    By pinkeclipse20
    At first I had an amazing time with skype things were going smoothly and nothing troubled me but soon later it started to get let’s just say not for the best. I was going to go text my friends and then I suddenly got logged out of skype and so I tried logging in again it worked but during the loading thing it’s just exited me out of skype and I had to login again but the same thing kept happening to me. Also I didn’t get the notifications I wasn’t on don’t disturb mode though. My friend was texting me and I had no clue! Overall it’s fine but please fix those problems or maybe it’s just me
  • Needs more intelligent user interface Jul 28, 2018

    By Vickotr
    As a programmer I can see a lot of accomplishments the team of Skype developers have managed to make in this release. It looks modern, no doubt about that. But the main rule of every social networking app is maintaining convenient and intuitive user interface. And for that this app deserves no more than 3stars. Comparing to the pre-upgrade UI the current one is a step backwards. If I’d be on AD team then I would make sure there is some way to get back to the previous layout. At least I would make it easy to find and display the menu with all customization and tuning options available. Does MS care of Skype customers?
  • Screen Recording MP4 issue Aug 17, 2020

    By R2ro805
    I’ve been using Skype since the pandemic to record messages for our church from our pastor and then after, I save the video file and edit it using Luma Fusion. Everything has always worked without issues until these last 2 recordings. I keep receiving corrupted files when I save the screen recording from Skype. It does not recognize part of the file even though I can watch and here the video both Luma Fusion and iMovie cannot process or render the mp4 video file. It’s unfortunate it was the only way we had to do this, now will have to find a different way.
  • Awesome but keeps hanging up May 26, 2021

    By j11222334456678990
    This app is an awesome thing to use when you want to talk to one of your friends but the thing is when you’re talking to them it could cut them out for a minute and then you would have to recall them over and over and over again so I just think that that should be fixed. But it is some thing that is very fun to use when you want to call your friends just I hope they can find a way to fix how to call your friends without it hanging up on them. That is all I have to say but over all this is a very very very good app.
  • too bad features. Sep 15, 2018

    By P C Jose
    Audio call quality is best. :) But that is not the only thing for user convenience, right? #1 Contact management within app has gone from good to bad.. And now, with the recent releases of the app, it had gone from bad to worse? Bad team giving the ui feature requirements.. :( Absolutely no end user surveyed requirements.. :( #2 Who in the world designed that initial Dial Out Answer Wait music? :( whenever i dial a phone number, I get two hammer banging on my head (music???) and then a feeble remote ring tone until the remote phone user picks up.. The volume of the initial tone must be normalized with the remote ring tone. Please dont select such bad frequencies .. If you had to choose such frequency, please lower the volume, relatively.. or make it user configurable volume levels for initial wait music.. for remote ring tone, voice, etc separately. I am using ipad4 with bose headset qc35-II.. please test it out. Just this tone spoils my day :(
  • Please read Jan 27, 2019

    By fox foox
    For me the audio is too loud and when I unplug my earbuds it is too quiet like say this when my volume is low it sounds like my friend is screaming at me and when I unplug my earbuds it sounds like she is whispering to me if she is yelling even if my volume is low it is too loud if my volume is high and I have my earbuds unplugged it sounds it is too quiet I’m saying please add for iPad a thing we’re you can change the volume because the volume buttons on my iPad will not fix it you need to add something to fix the problem or fix the problem ,now I don’t want to call my friend so I don’t go def
  • Video chat problems Sep 17, 2018

    By Kimmie#17
    When I try to video chat with my boyfriend who is in another state, my video box thing will show up on my screen but he says he can’t see me. When I try to click the video button it does absolutely nothing. But I can see and hear him and he can hear me but he can not see me. I would like to know what I need to do to fix it! I also have Skype on my iPhone and I have no problems with it. But I’d rather use my iPad but it will not work. It worked fine for a few weeks and lately it started acting up and it’s the most annoying thing ever.
  • How hard is it? Jul 25, 2021

    By Garfield.io
    I only use the app for educational purposes. Because of this, I can immediately see that Skype isn’t built for education. The chat takes too long to load properly. The chat for some reason “teleports” while it loads so I either have to scroll repeatedly or I overshoot it. Files on the iPad immediately uninstall once I exit out of them (so if I have to switch from looking at the teacher’s whiteboard to looking at the file numerous times, it gets annoying). Most importantly, which is not specific for education, WHY does the app ask permission to use camera app but not actually use it? Apple cameras are pretty decent, so I don’t get why it isn’t being used correctly. It doesn’t even focus meaning the slightest shake/quiver of the hand will result in my text being dramatically blurred. I don’t want to go through the trouble of having to use the camera app separately, but I have to. I guess the app would be ok for personal use but we have built in apps for personal functions.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Wesley Crawford
    It is a horrible app when it comes to recording a video for anybody. When you put it on the selfie screen it just closes your phone on you so you have to keep tapping your phone screen add your recording a video to keep your phone from closing on you. It is the only application that I've ever had to do that with. It seems to me this application is becoming complete garbage
  • Feels outdated - and no more life support Jul 1, 2021

    By Bayarnd
    Everybody used it in the early 2000s when it was an innovative calling and conferencing tool. I still use it now and then to communicate with the few people who don’t have smart phones with access to better, newer apps. It still kinda works, but it feels like Pac-Man in a Fortnite world.. We tried but did not succeed reaching any kind of life support, the ‘app support’ link now only connects to a web bot with a few basic canned answers, and a link to a user forum instead, which is pretty much deserted by now. Skype doesn’t offer many UI customization options, and many setups have to be repeated on every client and every platform. If you use skype e.g. on a PC and iPhone and iPad. User logon to the app requires a vaguely worded permission to access the users information and website movements, following the data privacy link did not explain, if or to what degree skype communication will be used for advertising, marketing or to be sold for a analytics.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Christopher
    I think they're actively trying to make it worse. Praising God Jesus in heaven that Microsoft couldn't buy discord. Dealing with years old bugs, dealing with the ugly UI changes (I'm looking at you black bar at the bottom of every call), and dealing with years old bugs. Yeah I said it twice because it's that dumb. Want to appear offline? Okay but once every 4 days it's gonna force you online. Been doing that for YEARS.
  • Never Had Problems Prior to the Update Jul 27, 2018

    By Hop!€
    This new update is terrible. I used to Skype on my phone until they updated the iPhone version to this confusing layout. Now I have no choice but to use another group calling app. First off, I’d like to say I’m giving this 2 stars solely because I never had major problems before the update. As soon as I opened the new updated Skype app on my iPad, all of my contacts were gone other than the favorited ones so I clicked “sync contacts” and it put all of my contacts from my iPad on my Skype. Also, all of my recent messages were gone. The last one was from March (yes I have used Skype plenty of times since). I don’t know how to work this new app layout, I don’t know how to access the chat (it’s not as easy as it was where you could swipe once and it’d be there), and I don’t know how to get my messages back. The least you could do is explain why you did this to us, how to use it, and give an option to go back to the old version!
  • Good quality, dumb video format May 29, 2019

    By Jagodude
    While the audio and video quality are quite good, Skype continues to get silly with the video format. Since the latest update I can no longer zoom out the caller’s video. Previous this was possible, though it would randomly zoom the video back in. Microsoft most likely did this to remove the black bars in landscape mode, but let the user make that decision for themselves. The preview window continues to be reversed, yet another option a user could have. This has been suggested in the Skype forum for years by many people and continues to be ignored to this day. If you want to see the full video from your caller when they’re in landscape mode, you have to be in portrait mode. Slowly but surely, Skype is getting worse at video options.
  • Anyone remember when Skype was easy to use and centered around talking? Apr 17, 2019

    By Jyunte
    ... Seems so long ago. Now, you can't just display contacts who are on line; The main screen is "chats", not recent calls; and the main reason for this latest update is to allow you to set your "mood"! Really, Microsoft? You're listening to your customers, and what you're hearing is, "We want to be able to set our mood"? How about listening to all the people who just want to be able to easily make good quality calls to individuals or groups of people? Make it simple again. Get rid of the fluff. Quality over useless substance. Skype is bloatware with "features" no one needs or wants.
  • Lots of recent issues Apr 30, 2021

    By k buhr
    I’ve been having a lot of recent issues with Skype. Never had them over the 4 years I’ve had the app u til this past month. It’s always trying “update conversations” and remains frozen until it does. I always have to shut the app down and reopen. Also it randomly scrolls and shifts around and goes on for 20+ seconds before it chills out so I can see the last message received or type an outgoing message. Also, today I noticed there was finally an update. Was super excited, so I updated and it worked for 10 minutes then back to all of the errors. Maybe have to go with another app for convos.
  • Skype not working Sep 29, 2019

    By meadvm
    I am trying to change my password because Skype said I needed to sign in. I tried but my password doesn’t work. So I asked to change my password and when I asked them to email the link, they said they had sent me an email. There was none. And they had the right email. I am unable to access Skype without a password and without a link to reset it, I can not use it. My daughter and I have been talking on Skype every Sunday for years because she is deaf. I tried also to find a way to contact Skype. There doesn’t seem to be a way other that the review page.
  • Unreliable for chat Aug 12, 2020

    By keysome
    If you enjoy being constantly deceived by an app, this piece of garbage is for you. It will tell you a friend hasn’t been seen for days while you are chatting with them. You will think your messages are being ignored because they are being cached and delivered hours after you send them. Its only saving grace is that it is usually acceptable for video calls. Other than that, it is a catalyst for high blood pressure and misunderstandings. If your friend has Apple gear, use FaceTime and save yourself the grief. Skype is free but barely worth it! Way to go Microsoft.. your legacy of substandard technology remains intact.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Marija Glisovic
    So frustrating using Skype on my phone! It's the only app my company uses for communication and it's unbelievably irritating that the app has so many issues. Msgs take forever to load, sending them also, and very very very often (9/10) when I start the app it asks to log in.. Guys, it is crazy what a bad job you did here. Will delete Skype as soon as I finish this review
  • Was perfect became absolutely nightmare Apr 19, 2020

    By Willynl
    Skype became to difficult to use. Also without users permission all of my contacts showed up in Skype without the possibility of removing them again! I had Skype contacts since those were the people i used to call, with all my other contacts being there, it became completely impossible to even find your original Skype contacts. They also took the Skype app from the Samsung TV, which I used most. But most important is the absolute complete user unfriendly interface of the app. I have 2 university degrees and i am on average not stupid using computers, far from I would say. I speak 5 language, but up till the day of today I can’t figure out how the Skype app works. I used to skype with my mam, she’s older and not so handy with computers or phones, but I can’t explain her anymore how it works since there is absolutely not one action logically anymore in the whole app. So forced to quite skype, just because it literally became unusable. This is how I and everybody I know stopped using Skype. Wish it came back though in the old, easy to use format.... But that is wishfully thinking. Non of the developers ever seems to think about the user, who is the most important. I don’t think any of the developpers ever use an app themselves otherwise this wouldn’t have happened.
  • Nov 25, 2021

    By Chloe
    Took FOREVER to sign in to and I just gave up after like, 30 minutes!! I can barely even get my messages to go through! THIS IS THE WORST COMMUNICATION APP EVER! I could probably message/call my mom better on a potato this app. So frustrating and time wasting. Take it from me and just DO NOT download this. I am feeling nothing other than just utter frustration. If I could give 0 stars, I would.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Joanne Braden
    Can you believe this? I deleted this app off all my devices several years ago and they are still in my app list wanting to be updated! Several others are doing the same thing! Better get on the stick Google. You can keep track of where I've been on here, but you can't keep track of your apps? No way to get hold of you easily to tell when somethings wrong. Like when my password on an app will not be accepted on one or more of my other devices? Or I change it but it refuses both old or new one!
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Richard Jenkins
    I would prefer to see the app show any video calls in a minimized window on movile devices like it would in the past. On my tablet if i click to a different app, all i have access to is a bar to mute my mic, turn my camera off or end the call, there is no further video feed. Please fix this
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Ray Rappold
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Very unreliable on my Android. Most frustrating app on my phone. Wasted an hour just now and it still won't let me use my Skype to phone credits to make a call. Arrrggh!
  • Nov 7, 2021

    By Some One
    Used to be great. I updated recently though because I wasn't getting messages suddenly and now everything is so much worse. Things still don't load but I can't send messages, I can't recieve messages, I can't look at gifs, I can't send images... all of it has gotten so bad. I wish I could reverse the update. I've used Skype for probably like 10-12 years now, and it's never gotten this bad.
  • Nov 26, 2021

    By OutDoor Gaming
    Tried reinstalling after a year. Now I have no contacts because I was forced to make a new one after I've had this account for over a decade. And they wont help recover my original account. Very lame on their end
  • So angry about the new update Jul 21, 2018

    By The original volcarna
    Yes, the update makes skype more like the one for phone. I do like the fact that I can change to dark theme. EVERYTHING ELSE I ABSOLUTELY HATE! Because of all the new changes, I think skype is now ugly. I don’t like that you have to wait to send a reply because if you don’t you’ll accidentally hit ‘send location’ after you have typed something. It’s soooooo laggy and buggy. Sometimes I’ll write something very long and meaningful to send to another person- and normally it’s important, and then skype will reload. It’s so annoying and I despise it with the power of a thousand suns. Not to mention the fact that it’s harder to delete contacts that I deleted a long time ago- but because of the update suddenly have again, my hidden conversations have come back up too! I’m just really annoyed. I wish they would make a new update that doesn’t have skype go backwards instead of forward. I really enjoy Skype but the new update has really upset me. But I’m only one person- disregard all of this if you like.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By KADIR SEREN
    Very lagy! My voice message takes forever to get through and so is receving them. Very disappointed with skype! You guys should just close it and go home find something better to do. Whatsapp is far beyon better and you can not compete with them. I used to buy credits from skype now its useless. RIP skype...

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