Skype

4.2 (449)
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VoIP software for phone calls, chats, and video conferencing

About Skype

Skype is a Microsoft tool for phone calls, video conferencing, chats, and messaging. The VoIP program is preinstalled on many Windows systems, and the basic version can be used free of charge. For business users, Skype offers only basic functions.

Skype has a number of other functions in addition to VoIP telephony to other Skype users, landlines, or cellular networks. Users can exchange messages and send files via Messenger. Conferences can be held with or without a video stream. The number of participants is limited to 50. In addition, Skype offers functions for screen sharing and meetings, a customizable interface, and a contact book. There is a scheduler for appointments so meetings can be time-limited.

Skype also offers integrated translation software. This can broadcast live conversations in another language. The translator waits for a sentence to finish, and then translates it as a subtitle. Users can be invited by phone, email, or link. There are also functions for surveys, recording, and private chats. The program complies with in-force data protection regulations. Data is protected with 256-bit TLS 1.2 encryption.


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Overall rating

4.2 /5
(449)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Gino
Gino
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Recommended in internal communication and customer relations

Reviewed on 27/5/2023

Overall I would like to recommend this software as part of your communication with the clients, its...

Overall I would like to recommend this software as part of your communication with the clients, its easy to use and decent. When I am using this software its king of professional because it offers easy to understand function and clear audio and video in times of conference meetings.

Pros

In my job we usually use this software to communicate with the clients for their concerns and request, Skype is one of the recommended software for communication for me because it has the professionalism and decent concept. Also it's easy to retrieve files and images because of the features it has. Also this is useful in times of conference call and meetings.

Cons

I would like to rest to lengthen the file and image displays sometimes files are removed within a months but sometimes we need to backtrack a file and we cannot download the files itself because its already deleted.

Becky
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Four stars

Reviewed on 29/6/2023

Communications are successful and we've had few problems. Skype has gotten better and better.

Communications are successful and we've had few problems. Skype has gotten better and better.

Pros

With Skype I get easy to use video conferencing for free. Sound and image both come through clearly and it can translate in real time.Skype isn't strictly for Windows, there are versions for Android, Apple, etc. I chose Skype for my company because of the features listed previously and the other communications like chat, SMS, and calling.

Cons

Skype chose to include SMS but it's only outbound. There's no way to receive an SMS. That's what I would change if it were up to me.

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Reasons for Choosing Skype

Skype has so many more advantages and extra features.

Switched From

Zoom Workplace
Emmanuel
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best app ever I’ve been using over the years

Reviewed on 26/3/2022

I’ve been using Skype for over five years now and I really love everything about this app especially...

I’ve been using Skype for over five years now and I really love everything about this app especially allowing you to send a translation request to friends who don’t speak English to be able to chat with them in the easiest way..So I 100% recommend this app to everyone.

Pros

I really love this software on how they allow your to send a translation request to friends who speaks other language’s .so immediately they accept the request you can speak in your language and they will hear in their language and that makes a good and easy conversation with them.

Cons

The least I dislike about this app is that if you try to send other people request to make a lot of friends then they block your account which is so disgusting .Please do work on this and it will help a lot thanks.

Andreza
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A solution for companies

Reviewed on 19/3/2024

Very pleased. It offers all the resources I need to get closer to my clients and to present my work

Very pleased. It offers all the resources I need to get closer to my clients and to present my work

Pros

The possibility of meeting people from anywhere in the world in a very practical way. In addition to the question and answer options that make all the difference when I'm talking to my clients.

Cons

Image quality. Clients have sometimes questioned the quality when I'm presenting the work I've commissioned.

Ari
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Still the best chat and video conferencing platform out there

Reviewed on 4/10/2022

Skype is the oldest tool I have used in life. And it still holds up pretty well in spite of new...

Skype is the oldest tool I have used in life. And it still holds up pretty well in spite of new arrivals in the market.
And to me, it's still the best there is out there with great features like the messaging app (a real must in my business) and the standard good quality video and audio, screensharing and unlimited time for calls. It's just perfect for my needs.

Pros

There're so many pros on my personal use, such as:
- Good video and sound quality;
- Great supresion software quality;
- Chat messaging is a killer feature

Cons

The only con I see is the Mac app. Sometimes it takes a lot of memory but other than that everything else is great.

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Skype FAQs

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Skype offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Skype has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Skype supports the following languages:

Arabic, Belarusian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Skype supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Skype integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Outlook

Skype offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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