The Skype you love is getting better – Download it for free today

At Skype, we’re committed to creating the best possible app experience for our users. This is why we’ve been focusing our efforts on transitioning Skype from peer-to-peer to a modern, mobile-friendly cloud architecture.

As an important part of this transition, we’ve created some awesome new features and improvements, including:

Improved quality and better performance:
  • Redesigned infrastructure, meaning a better, more consistent user experience
  • Built to be faster, more lightweight and more responsive than ever
More ways to stay in touch:
  • Mobile group video calling
  • Group video messaging
  • Video message saving
  • Cloud file sharing (up to 300 MB)

Take advantage of the free update today. Your account information will automatically and securely sync to the latest update, including your password, contacts and even your conversation history. To put it simply, you’re just one download away from discovering new ways to connect to the people you care about most.

Because we want to provide our users with the best possible Skype experience, necessary changes must be made along the way. So, beginning March 1, users running older versions of Skype for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18) will no longer be able to sign in. If you’re one of those users, all you’ll need to do is download the new update. For more information on which devices and operating systems Skype currently supports, please check our support site.

It goes without saying, but we cannot wait for you to get your hands on the latest version of Skype and let us know what you think. We’ve poured our energy and passion into creating something truly special, and this is just the beginning.