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Skype for Windows desktop

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Skype for Windows desktop

There’s so much you can do with Skype – share a bedtime story, host a meeting or take a language class.

Here’s just a few of the great things you can do:

  • Free Skype to Skype calls.
  • Low cost calls and text messages to mobiles and landlines.
  • Video call on Skype and Facebook.
  • Free instant messages to your friends, family and colleagues.

All you need to get started is Windows XP, Vista or 7, a webcam for video calls and a microphone.

Get Skype for Windows desktop

System requirements

We're working on a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. If you can't wait to try video messaging, then download the preview version now. Please note: this will require Flash. Preview may not be available in all markets.

Still need help? Visit support for more information

Still need help? Visit support for more information

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Skype for Linux


Try out the latest version of Skype for Linux and multitask like never before.

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