It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new features along the way, like mobile group video calling worldwide. And today, we’re proud to announce we’ve reached ONE BILLION Skype mobile downloads!
That’s a huge milestone and we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that has downloaded Skype on their mobile. Wherever you are, from the US and Russia, to the Cocos Islands and Pitcairn (guess how many people use Skype in Pitcairn #SkypeTrivia), you’ve all helped Skype grow from just a few users in Tallinn, Estonia, to hundreds of millions in every corner of the earth.
We’ve always tried to provide you with the best quality voice and video calls on your mobile—and that objective hasn’t changed today. The latest versions of Skype bring you our best call quality, our best performance and brand new features, like mobile group video calling, group video messaging and video message saving. So make sure you’re getting the very best from Skype by updating the app today.
Thanks again, and onwards to the next billion!