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Skype - free IM & video calls

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


Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free*.

Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide and with SMS Connect you can now also read and reply to your phone's SMS messages right from your computer. SMS connect will be released gradually.

• Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 24 of your friends and family on a HD video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!"
• Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, grab someone’s attention with @ mentions, or create a group chat to plan a family reunion.
• SMS Connect - Read and reply to your phone's SMS messages in Skype on your PC or Mac.
• Share – Send photos and videos with your family and friends. Save shared photos and videos to your camera roll. Share your screen to make travel plans with friends or present designs to your team.
• Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone in the world on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates.
• Express yourself – Liven up conversations with emoticons, click on the “+” in chat to send a Giphy or images from the web, and annotate images with words, lines and more.

By downloading the Skype Preview, you’ll gain early access to our newest and coolest features. Of course, while you’re having fun, know that this app is a work in progress. We're hoping to get your vital feedback as we add new enhancements and features to Skype. Simply click the heart icon on the main screen and you will be able to send your comments to our team, helping us shape the future of Skype.

Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs and Macs.

*Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.


More Information

Get it on Google Play
Android VARY
Released on
4 October 2010
Updated on
16 April 2019

What's New

Skype - free IM & video calls v8.43.0.53 Update

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:
- Stability and reliability improvements.

Skype - free IM & video calls Latest Version


30.19 MB

Skype - free IM & video calls APK

Released on: 17 April 2019
Version: (1250076216)
APK File size: 30.19 MB
Requires Android: Android 6.0+ Marshmallow (API 23)
Targeted Android: Android 8.0+ Oreo (API 26)
Fingerprint SHA-1: 771807d1b8414d6989e7d8ef0b9797243b931f95
Fingerprint SHA-256: 7d539351ca39c27ca706409e5a9b6b062db9bf8dc3d8caa6137067ae7f68b5e7
File SHA-1: 3c33e987446b055d8f970a33efba2fb067cab801

Previous Versions


30.08 MB
Skype - free IM & video calls V8.42.0.77 APK
Released on: 3 April 2019


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Skype - free IM & video calls V8.42.0.60 APK
Released on: 26 March 2019


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Skype - free IM & video calls V8.41.0.64 APK
Released on: 8 March 2019


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Skype - free IM & video calls V8.40.0.86 APK
Released on: 27 February 2019


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Skype - free IM & video calls V8.39.0.185 APK
Released on: 12 February 2019


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Skype - free IM & video calls V8.37.0.98 APK
Released on: 16 January 2019


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