Install Skype on your computer

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Install Skype on your computer
Install Skype on your computer
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Skype is a free online chat and calling program that is very easy to use. In this article, we'll show you how to download and install Skype.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Windows

Skype for Windows

Step 1. Download the installer

Use the link below and download the installer for Windows.

  • Click on "Download Skype".
  • Skype will download automatically. If not, follow the links in this window:

    Skype thanks for downloading

Step 2. Open the "SkypeSetup.exe" file

Click on "Run…".

The installer will open

Step 3. Click on "Save File"

Step 4. Click "SkypeSetup" in the Downloads window

Step 5. Follow the simple steps of the Setup Wizard to complete the installation

Skype sign in

Step 6. Open Skype and sign in with the username and password

Method 2 of 4: Macintosh

Skype for Mac

Step 1. Download the installer

Use the link below and download the installer for Mac OS X.

  • Click on "Get Skype for Mac OS X".
  • Skype will download automatically. If not, follow the links in this window:

    Skype thanks for downloading
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Step 2. Open the dmg file in the downloads folder

  • Drag the program into the folder.

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Skype sign in

Step 3. Open the Applications folder and open Skype

Log in with your username and password.

Method 3 of 4: Other operating systems

Step 1. Download the installer

Look for the link below for your operating system.

Get skype

Step 2. Click on "Get Skype"

Find the file that corresponds to your operating system

Step 3. Download and install

Just follow the instructions and skype!

Method 4 of 4: Skype Links

  • General download page:
  • Skype for Windows:
  • Skype for Mac:
  • Skype for Linux:
  • Skype for iPhone:
  • Skype for iPad:
  • Skype for Android:

Tips

If you don't have an account yet, click on "Don't have a Skype name", fill in your details and click on "Sign In"

Warnings

  • Please read the terms and conditions before installing Skype. Be aware that you may be bringing in viruses and malware.
  • Don't call people you don't know.
  • If you call someone who doesn't have a Skype account, you have to pay for it.

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