Varies with device
Varies with device
Skype is a video conferencing service that has become a synonym for online video calls. For more than a decade, Skype has been one of the leading instant messengers and video calling apps. Today it remains a convenient solution that can tackle a variety of personal and business tasks with ease. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the popular service.
Industry Standard – 5/5
Skype combines several useful features. First of all, it’s a convenient instant messenger that lets you send unlimited free texts and media files (up to 300MB per message). Next, it’s one of the best video calling apps. It offers high connection quality, even in low signal circumstances. You can get in touch with up to 50 people per call for free and use the chat simultaneously.
The time limit per group calls in the free tier is 100 hours, which is a lot. The personal limit for video calls is 4 hours per day. If you exceed this limit, the call will switch into the audio mode, which means you will never lose connection, no matter what.
Classic – 4/5
Skype user interface on mobile devices is pretty similar to all other popular messengers, but don’t forget that the trends for modern UI were established by Skype developers many years ago! The desktop version is a bit cumbersome compared to other apps.
Good for Long Calls – 4/5
This service is pretty much universal, but it feels a bit more cumbersome than lightweight instant messengers. That’s why we recommend it for those longer calls that require excellent quality and broad limits.
For Everyone – 5/5
You can install the Skype app on your iOS, iPad OS, and Android handheld devices, but that’s not all! The app is also available for owners of PCs, Macs, Linux computers, Smart TVs, Xbox One, PS4, and some other home entertainment devices.
Besides, the app lets you make calls to people who don’t have a Skype account or don’t even use a smartphone. The VoIP module lets you call any number in the world over WiFi and VoIP networks. The feature is paid and offers different costs, depending on the country you are calling.
Skype combines usage simplicity with a large variety of common and professional features. The free version of the app lets you communicate with your friends, family, and business partners from anywhere in the world and utilize a wide range of options for technical support, file exchange, and more. The app has rather high system requirements, but the service quality is worth the energy spent.
- Good for private and business purposes
- Lets you provide technical support
- Built-in VoIP telephony module.
- High system requirements (low-end smartphones may lag).