Skype

Author:Microsoft

Latest Version:Skype 7.34.0.103

Date added:18.01.2017

So, What’s All the Hype About Skype?

Skype

Skype has grown so commonplace in the Internet world today, it is fast replacing the words “call me sometime” with “Skype me when you get a chance”. It started as a software project to allow people to talk to people directly. It has evolved into the new age way for people to communicate as if they are all in the same room together.

What Does Skype Mean?

People in the cyberworld often what Skype means. In an age of acronyms, it’s hard to attach the word to something dealing with Internet communications. Nevertheless, it does relate. The innovative new program – released in 2013 – was a software platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) communications. The name Skype might appear illogical, but it doesn’t when you consider the initial idea. So, the original name was chosen to imply the theory behind the project – Sky peer-to-peer. From Sky peer-to-peer, or SkyP2P, the developers came up with Skype.

What is Skype?

Skype has developed into a software program that is utilized by over 600 million people. Half of these users are consistently active on a monthly basis, with one report estimating over 34 million people Skyped all at the same time. It can be as simple as an instant messaging app, or as elaborate as full-scale video conference call involving a number of people. Skype has a variety of useful features that allow straight calling, messaging, video chat, plus file and screen sharing.

Skype Features

  • The most basic feature of Skype is instant messaging. Users can send messages to anyone in their contact list. Messages are delivered in real-time, or as soon as the recipient comes online.
  • Users can synchronize chat history across all devices supported by Skype software.
  • Message history is kept for 30 days in Skype’s cloud, but users can establish their own parameters for how long histories are saved on their own systems and devices.
  • Skype has over 250 emoticons that can be displayed either statically, or using full animation.
  • Users can establish a Skype credit subscription and call any landline or mobile phone anywhere in the world. Fees are as low as $0.02 US per minute for developed countries.
  • Users can have live video calls using Skype with a webcam.
  • There are monthly call subscription plans that allow as many as 10,000 call minutes per month, averaging 6 hours of calling on any given day. Most toll-free numbers are free to Skype call subscribers.
  • A user’s Skype Number allows them to receive incoming calls to any device with Skype installed.
  • Skype Click to Call recognizes both phone and Skype numbers and is available on all three major browsers.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots are available to Skype users with Skype Credit balances.
  • Group video conference calls.
  • External monitors can be shared using 3rd party hardware.

Why Use Skype?

Skype does provide users with a convenient way to do some things that can be accomplished via other venues, but without the ability to collectively organize everything in one place. Users can coordinate all their incoming and outgoing calls, synchronized with any instant messages they send. Most of all, Skype users can add a webcam to their Skype software and step into the 21st century age of video interaction. Skype gives people the opportunity to talk live with family, friends, and business constituents at anytime and from anywhere in the world. It truly is, almost just like being there in person.

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Technical

Title Skype

File nameSkype.exe

File size29 MB

RequirementsWindows 10, Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

LanguagesMultiple languages

LicenseFreeware

Date added18.01.2017

AuthorMicrosoft

Homepagewww.skype.com

Previous Versions

Skype 7.34.0.102
Skype 7.33.0.105
Skype 7.32.0.104
Skype 7.32.0.103

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