Skype is a program that allows you to make videoconferences from your PC. You can call any contact and speak for free, and even hold conferences with multiple contacts at once (up to 5). The sound and image quality is excellent, better than other messaging tools.
Skype also serves to call landlines and mobiles from anywhere in the world, with cheaper rates than the traditional method and with a very good audio quality. It also allows you to send SMS (text messages).
It can be used for chat only, without speaking or without videoconference. A property of this program, which represents a great advantage, is that the data is encrypted, that is, coded so that it can not be intercepted by third parties. In the latest version are added animated emoticons in high definition for use in chat.
Skype integrates with Facebook and allows you to have the friends of that social network in the same list of contacts, and to chat with them from the interface of the program. You have the possibility to send messages to friends who are disconnected.
Skype 7.31 (22.214.171.124) is the latest version, updated in January 2017. It is free of spyware, adware and malware, and is totally free and very easy to use. There are versions of Skype for Linux, Skype for Mac OS X and for different mobile platforms, in addition to this version for Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).
This software is no longer free of advertising (as before its acquisition by Microsoft), and now appear ads.
The latest updates presented the following new features:
- Completely renewed interface, more friendly and intuitive in all its functions.
- Video quality calls in Full HD (high definition).
- Support for calls and video conferencing with Facebook friends, even if they do not have Skype.
- Possibility of sharing the desktop with the other participants of a videoconference.
- "Push to Talk".
- Better management of the contact list, with the possibility to sort it and leave favorites at the top of it, in addition to combining Facebook friends with Skype contacts in the same list.
- It is compatible with Windows 10, 8 and 8.1.
- It allows access with the Facebook or Hotmail account, without the need to create a Skype account.
- Integration with Outlook.
- Add video messages, an option that allows you to record and send videos to contacts, so they can still be seen offline (offline) at any time.
- Support for emoticons.
- SkypeOut allows you to call landlines from Skype (not free, but at a lower cost than a common call). Also be able to make free calls between two mobile phones with this application installed (Android, iOs), using WiFi, with very good sound quality.
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