Skype is the world’s most popular free VOIP and instant messaging service. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the Internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions. Skype’s UI is intuitive and very easy to use.
The software uses P2P technology to connect users on a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet. The call quality and additional features like conversation history, conference calling and secure file transfers are excellent.
You can search for users in the Skype directory or call them directly using their Skype name. Voice chat has a conference calling function; secure file transfer and a highly secure end-to-end encryption. Video calling is available on higher bandwidth connections. Video conferencing and the Screen-share feature make Skype popular for business use.
On fast Internet connections Skype call quality is excellent for both voice and video calls. The hybrid peer-to-peer client server system enables the sound quality to be clear and is known to be better than other VoIP services.
The following changes have been made in this version of Skype:
Import contacts from Facebook showing empty for some users
Further sign in screen improvements to prevent empty
Messages showing wrong timestamp
There was a confusing message about group video being enabled because a participant has Skype Premium. We removed this, as group video calls are free for everyone for a while now.
More stability improvements based on the feedback
You can download Skype from FileHippo.com today.
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