What is Skype…?
Skype is a S/W application that allows
users to make voice and video and chat
over the Internet.
Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennstrom
from Sweden and Janus Friis from Denmark.
660 millions worldwide users .
Over 300 millions active users each month.
Note:- This is short History. You can search over internet for brief history.
Skype to Skype calls
Calls to Mobile and Landlines
Skype to Go
Skype Click to call
Skype to Skype calls…
Skype to Skype calls
are always free,
calling home or
looking for free
Calls to mobile and landline numbers
Say hello, even if your friends and family
aren't on Skype. Pay for calls to mobile and
landline numbers with Skype Credit or, if
you call regularly, you could save even
more with a subscription.
Make free group calls with Skype. Whether you
want to share big news with your family or need
to work closely with a team of colleagues, with
Skype group calling you can host a group chat or
conference for up to 25 people.
Adding people who already have Skype is free. To
add people who aren’t on Skype, call them on
their mobile or landline number with Skype Credit
or a subscription.
Sign up for a Skype Number and get the convenience of a
local number that people can call, wherever you are.
Build your business
Get a professional number for the office.
Expand your reach with an international number.
Manage your calls in one place and save money.
Live abroad, stay in touch
Keep a home number when you’re away.
Make it easier and cheaper for family to call.
Solve the problem of needing a local number for the bank.
Skype Numbers are available in a wide variety of area
codes, and in several countries/regions. Sign up, get your
number, and pick up on any device where you use Skype.
Skype Numbers are available in the
Republic of Malta
Never miss a call thanks to call forwarding. Get your calls forwarded to any
phone at low per minute rates and pay with Skype Credit or cover the cost
with a subscription.
How to forward calls:
Somebody calls you on Skype, but you’re unable to answer or you’re offline.
With call forwarding, the call is automatically forwarded to the mobile or
landline number of your choice.
You pick up and there’s no extra charge for the person calling.
This handy feature also works with incoming calls from Skype Numbers.
Get started, and forward your calls to wherever you are with Skype.
Don’t be an unknown number. Let people know who’s
calling with free phone number identification.
Here’s how it works:
Sign in to Skype.
Select the "Caller ID" tab and enter your mobile number. It
will then be shown when you make a call from Skype.
We’ll send you a text to set up and confirm your Caller ID.
Set up your phone number identification. It's fast and free
– and makes connecting with your friends, family, and
Skype To Go…
Skype To Go makes international calling easy and affordable. Using your
mobile or landline, you can make and receive international calls at very low
How to make an international call with Skype To Go:
Tell us the international number you want to call.
We’ll give you a new number to dial.
Call the new number from your phone and get straight through abroad at low
There’s no internet connection or data plan needed – perfect for when you’re
on the move.
Skype Click to Call…
Get the Skype Click to Call plug-in and call phone
numbers on websites with just one click.
Go from browsing to chatting in seconds. When you
see a phone number online, just click the Skype icon
to call it.
You’ll save money too, as many businesses offer free
calls and will cover your costs. Just look for the
numbers marked free.
And if you'd rather talk on the move, there’s a call
from mobile option which sends the number to your
phone. You can call straight away or save the
number for later.
This also includes the Skype extension so you can
share websites directly into a Skype conversation.
One to One video calls
Groups video calls
You can’t put a price on a face to
face catch up. That's why we
offer free video calling.
Share a free video call with
anyone who also has Skype and a
webcam or compatible
Group video calls…
We all love getting friends and family in one place for
regular catch ups. And because everyone has group video
calling for free on mobile, tablet and computer, it’s easier
At home or on the move, feel more connected to your
loved ones and share the great or little moments as they
A fair usage policy applies.
Group Video Calling Fair Usage Policy
Group video calls are subject to a fair usage limit of 100 hours per month with
no more than 10 hours per day and a limit of 4 hours per individual video call.
Once these limits have been reached, the video will switch off and the call
will convert to an audio call.
Emoticons and Mojis…
Make your Skype chats more fun, personal,
and expressive than ever with brand new
Skype emoticons and Mojis.
Mojis are short clips from your favorite
movies and TV shows that you can put
directly into a Skype chat. Sending a Moji is
as easy as tapping the emoticon button.
Browse by movie or by expression, preview
the Moji, and drop it in the chat to do the
talking for you.
Tap the emoticon picker to see our
emoticon list, including some brand new
categories and a featured section. Simply
download the latest version of Skype to get
Connect face to face, even when you're miles
apart. With a video message from Skype, you can
share any bit of your day with a friend – and they
don’t even have to be online or available.
So go ahead. Use our video messaging app to send
them a moment they can see, hear and feel —
No matter where you are, your friends are at your
fingertips with instant messaging on Skype.
Skype makes messaging everyone simple. Get
started today and discover our new emoticons and
Send texts (SMS)…
Send text messages directly from
Skype. Discover a quick, simple way to
text (SMS) anytime, anywhere – it’s
especially great value for texting
Easily type messages from the comfort
of your keyboard with no more
You’ll need Skype Credit to send text
messages at really low rates.
Whether you’re busy getting
the kids ready for school or
in back-to-back meetings,
Skype can handle all of your
incoming calls with our free
Listen to your voice
messages and return any
calls at your convenience.
Start a group chat on your mobile with people already in
Instantly share messages, photos and even your location.
Talk to a group of friends or just one person as much as
It’s like having your own chat room for you and your
Been anywhere nice? Show off your snaps. Big
presentation? Share it with colleagues.
You can share files online with multiple contacts
during a voice, video, or group call and in an
instant message. Whatever suits you.
Screen sharing is the easy way to collaborate with
a friend or colleague.
Making big travel plans online? Use our screen
share feature and do it together. Or why not give
grandma a quick demo of how you use Skype, so
she can start using it too.
Group screen sharing…
Need to share a great idea
with your team? Host an
online meeting for up to 10
people with Skype.
With our group screen
sharing feature you, and
your audience, can view
your screen during a live
meeting, making it easy to
show off your great ideas
and your presentation skills.
It’s easy to share your contacts
To transfer contacts, simply
drag and drop the person you
want to share into the chat so
your friends can add them to
their own contact list.
Make sure your new Skype
contacts are kept in the loop.
5. Other features…
Skype for outlook.com
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Get online at over 2
million Wi-Fi internet
hotspots worldwide and
only pay for the minutes
you use with Skype Credit.
Skype Wi-Fi on your phone
means no more fumbling
with credit cards or long
sign-up processes when
you’re on the move.
Skype Manager is a web-based account
management tool that lets you centrally
manage Skype in your work or for your
Seamlessly become your own account
manager. Use Skype Manager to create
Skype accounts, and allocate credit and
features so that everyone gets the most out
Get started and become your own Skype
Receive Skype calls on your office phones
and make low cost calls by integrating Skype
with your SIP phone system.
By adding Skype Connect to your existing SIP-
enabled PBX, your business can save on
communication costs with little or no
additional upgrades required.
How to get started:
Sign in to Skype Manager.
Buy channels and allocate credit to your Skype
Configure your PBX or VoIP Gateway with the
SIP account profile details.
Skype for Outlook.com…
Go from emailing and chatting to making video and voice calls, right from your
inbox. All you'll need is the handy Skype plug-in.
Contact me button…
Help your website visitors
get in touch with you on
Add a button to your site
so people can call or
instant message you with
Get people talking about
your website with Skype’s
We’ve made it faster and
easier for people to share
content from your site,
straight into a Skype
Break down the language barrier
with your friends, family and
Our online translator can help
you communicate in 7 languages
for voice calls, and in more than
50 languages while instant
Skype Translator uses machine
learning. So the more you use it,
the better it gets. Thanks for
being patient as the technology
graduates from Preview mode
Read a good article? Now you can
share a site directly with your Skype
Download the Chrome or Firefox
browser Skype extension for fast
access to sharing online.
We’ll be adding more features and
supporting other browsers in future
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