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Skype for Windows 10

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 15.66.96.0
  • 3.7
  • (3271)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

Skype for Windows 8 brings Skype's excellent video chat software to Windows 8 with a slick, modern user interface. With Skype for Windows 8, you can video chat, text, and send instant messages to your friends directly from your Windows 8 desktop. You can connect for free to any device or PC with Skype installed, or you can call mobiles and landlines if you have Skype credit.

Video calling, instant messaging and more

There are plenty of things to like about Skype for Windows 8, as it delivers the full Skype experience. The main features are obviously the ability to make audio and video calls, text, and instant message your friends. When you sign into Skype with your Microsoft account, it automatically imports your contacts list into your address book so you're ready to go. Connecting with someone is then as easy as clicking on a contact and selecting whether you want to video chat, audio call, or instant message them.

The call and video quality on Skype for Windows 8 is generally excellent, although much depends on your internet connection. With a good connection on both ends, calls should be loud and clear with video starting quickly - although you may experience some frozen frames and video buffering from time to time. Skype for Windows 8 also supports free group calls and screen sharing for up to 10 people - a feature previously only available to premium users.

Well organized, streamlined interface

The interface may look a bit empty compared to older versions of Skype but Microsoft has streamlined it with a more organized interface, making all the features more easily accessible. Your recent calls, favorites, and contacts are all available from the home screen and you can change your Skype status on the top right. Skype for Windows 8 also includes a lots of fun, animated emoticons, which are sure to please emoji lovers.

Still a great app for keeping in touch

Skype has been through many changes but, overall, Skype for Windows 8 still provides a great video chat and messaging experience for Windows 8 users.

PROS

  • Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging
  • High quality video chats
  • Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts
  • Lots of emoticons
  • Free group video calls and screen sharing

CONS

  • Interface looks a bit sparse
  • Contacts may need editing after importing

Older versions


Skype for Windows 10

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 15.66.96.0
  • 3.7
  • (3271)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Skype for Windows 10

  • Bashiru M. Adebayo

    by Bashiru M. Adebayo

    good,.
    i hope the benefit of the app will be great.
    The skype is good for interaction, discussion and also help to interact with large numbe More

  • abiyot alene Kebede

    by abiyot alene Kebede

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  • Halima Zaman

    by Halima Zaman

    It's a good way of communication. That is whyI woulf like to recommend it.

  • Paul Braida

    by Paul Braida

    seems to work alright.
    Never tried chatting before so this is an experiment

  • Ngethemba Lembali

    by Ngethemba Lembali

    easy accessible and friendly, makes communication easy and keep it up.

  • Nima Popalzai

    by Nima Popalzai

    because the skype messenger is very good for me /can i easy call and video call and send pictures and message for my friends .thanks


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