Skype is an application, that can be used to make free video calls over the internet to anyone else who is also using skype. It was released on August 2003. Skype is available on Microsoft windows, Mac, Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, iOS and windows phone.
Skype allows users to communicate by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. Using Skype, one can share a story, learn a language, celebrate a birthday and hold a meeting. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you, on your phone or computer or TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype, to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype. For example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.
Skype have some features like,
Calling – Using Skype, you can make a call. The Calling feature contain many functionalities like Skype to Skype calls, Calls to mobiles or landlines, group calls, Skype number, forward calls, caller ID, Skype to Go, Skype click to call.
Video – In Skype, you can make use of video calls in two different ways, first is you can make ‘one-to-one video calls’ another one is ‘Group video calls’. In one-to-one video calls, get closer with a face to face catch up. In group video calls, get a group of friends together at the same time on a video call.
Messaging – Messaging is used to send a message to your friends or relatives. It also contains some functionalities like Video Messaging, Instant Messaging, send texts (SMS), voice messages, Group Me.
Sharing – It is used to share your thoughts, Pictures etc. It contains some functionalities like Send files, screen sharing, group screen sharing, send contact.
Skype to Facebook – Instant message your Facebook friends and check out your news feed directly from Skype.
Skype Wifi – Get online through wifi hotspot worldwide.
Skype Manager – It is a tool to create accounts, allocate credits and assign features.
Skype Connect – Using this, you can make Skype calls through your existing SIP-enabled PBX.
Skype for outlook.com – You can go from chat to video in just one click, right from your inbox.
Skype button – you can add Skype button to your website or blog and with one click anyone can call you.
Skype Translator – If you want to chat with someone who speaks another language, you can translate the voice calls, video calls and instant messages.