Skype is the world’s most popular, freeware, voice-over IP and instant messaging service that is available. The software allows users to text, video and voice call over the Internet. Users of the service can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

P2P technology is used by the software to connect users on a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet. The call quality (depending on your internet signal) and additional features like conversation history, conference calling and secure file transfer are excellent.

Voice chat comes with conference calling; secure file transfer and a highly secure end to end encryption. Video chat is available on higher bandwidth connections.

Skype Update Now Available

Because of the Video conferencing and Screenshare features, Skype is popular with the corporate market. Skype’s text chat client features group chat, chat history, message editing and emoticons. Skype also enables calls to landlines and mobiles using a premium paid service.

Overall, the software’s UI is very intuitive and easy to use. Skype is a reliable and easy to use VoIP client.

In this version of Skype, the following bug fixes have been undertaken:
blocked contacts appearing in Skype Home,
no input fields (blue window) in login Window,
crash when chat name contains “&#” characters

You can download the latest version of Skype through FileHippo.

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