Explore how the Skype desktop application for Windows is a powerful program which you can download for free. Navigate to the Skype website to download your copy. Skype is also available to download on several other platforms including Mac, mobile, and more.
- [Instructor] You can use Skype on a number of different platforms, including MAC computers, PCs, mobile devices, tablets, there's a web based version, and more. In this course I'll be focusing on the desktop version for Windows. Let's take a look at how you can download the desktop version. First of all you can navigate to Skype.com And on this page they give you a ton of information about Skype and its different features. But for here you can also download the platform. Up at the top you'll notice a tab for downloads and I can go ahead and click on that.
In this case, though, I'm gonna scroll down here, and you'll notice that they have the same thing on this page which shows you the different versions that you could download. You'll notice here, they have ones for Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, Xbox, and Wearables. That is one nice thing about Skype is that you can use it on a wide variety of platforms. Although it might look slightly different on these platforms, most of the features and functions will be similar. Now in order to download it, I could click here on Get Skype for Windows 10, and then it would go ahead and download that for me.
In my case, I already have Skype downloaded on my computer. So I'm going to go ahead and move on.
- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Recording calls
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines