Communicating online is now made more convenient with highly functional messenger services like Skype. Skype is used by professionals, families, and friends who would like to talk and see each other real time through chatting. Skype offers features such as video call, voice call, and even leaving video messages. For when written words can’t capture the essence of a message, there’s Skype to actually see and hear the other person even if they’re far away!
The messenger is available for all major operating systems, and they also have phone apps which makes staying in touch much easier.
Skype is an online messaging service or instant messaging client which is being developed by Microsoft’s Skype Division. The name is coined from the terms “sky” and “peer.” It was first made available back in August of 2003 and was initially made by Priit Kasesalu, Ahti Heinla, Nikklas Zennstrom, Janus Friis, and Jaan Tallinn. Come 2010 Skype had a total of 663 million users and in 201, Microsoft bought Skype for the price of $8.5 billion. The headquarters for the Skype Division under Microsoft is in Luxembourg currently, but most of the initial work was done in Estonia.
How to Download Skype for Free
You will need a stable connection to the Internet, and preferably a laptop or computer to download your Skype instant messaging client. Next, you can follow these steps:
- Click here to get to the Skype homepage: www.skype.com.
- At the top most pane, click on “Downloads”
- Select your operating system, and click on the one you have. The options are Windows 8, Mac, or Linux. There is also a button for “Get Skype for Windows desktop” for other versions of Windows.
- Once you click on the respective operating system you have chosen, your download will begin. A new page will appear, saying: “Start using your shiny new Skype. Thanks for downloading, now check out our quick setup guide to get started.”
- If you have problems downloading or your download didn’t start automatically, click on the “Try it again” link.
Support from Skype: https://support.skype.com/en/
Learn more: http://www.skype.com/en/what-is-skype/