Download Skype safely
From time to time, we release free updates to our software that both provide you with new features, as well as updates and fixes to existing functionality.
There are three places you can look for updates:
- the Skype website, found by entering www.skype.com in your browser’s address bar
- by checking for updates from within Skype (Help > Check for Updates on Windows or Skype > Check for Updates on Mac OS X)
- from skype.com/m on your mobile device, which will direct you to the Android Market or App Store on applicable devices
Recently, we’ve seen a number of websites and emails that attempt to trick you into paying them for these free updates. Please be careful, and don’t fall for these scams. For more information on how to stay safe online, check out our security pages.