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] One of the benefits of Skype is that once you've created an account, you'll be able to use it on many different platforms. In this course, we'll be focusing on the desktop version for Windows. However, Skype also has versions available on Mac computers, mobile devices, tablets, a web based version, as well as others. Although the look and layout of the Skype interface is slightly different depending on which type of device you're using, most of the features and functions will be similar. Let's first take a look at how to download the Skype desktop application.
I'm currently on a PC using Windows 10, and in order to download Skype, you can navigate to skype.com. Now, there's a lot of great information about the features of Skype on this page. But if I scroll down here, you'll see here that there is a blue button that says Download Skype. I'm going to go ahead and click on this button. And as you can see at the top, it shows many of the different platforms which Skype is available on. Since I'm using a Windows computer, I would click on the Get Skype for Windows button.
Clicking on this will download the application to your computer and then guide you through the setup. Since I already have Skype downloaded on this computer, I'm going to move on.
- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines
- Using Skype Translator