This article is also available for: MacLinux When you make a Skype call, you can sometimes encounter strange noises or shaky video. Normally, it's an audio,...

This article is also available for:MacWindows PhoneAndroidBefore you read further, check the Heartbeat blog to see how Skype's products and features are...

You can make and receive Skype-to-Skype calls, call mobiles and landlines, and send and receive instant messages over 3G, 4G and WiFi.However, to ensure the...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopLinuxWhen you make a Skype call, you can sometimes encounter strange noises or shaky video. There are a number...

We advised our Skype for Mac OS X customers to upgrade to the latest version of Skype. Some of you who have upgraded to Skype 5.0 or higher won’t be able to...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopSometimes it’s not possible to make a direct connection between your computer and the computer of the person...

This article is also available for:MacSometimes it’s not possible to make a direct connection between your computer and the computer of the person you’re...

It has been brought to our attention that since March 2012 our website has been blocked by one or more ISPs in Morocco. Unfortunately there is very little Skype...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopSometimes, you may see a “Disc I/O error” when attempting to sign in to Skype: “Disk I/O error. Quit and...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopWindows PhoneAndroidThe following advice can help you to sign in to Skype for Mac: Issue Resolution Make sure...

There are several possible reasons why Skype for Mac OS X might not be starting.The most common cause is that your system does not meet the minimum requirements...

To call Réunion, French Guiana or Martinique, enter the country code twice. Country Landline Mobile Réunion Landline: + 262 262 XX XX XX + 262 692 XX XX XX ...

If your call is disconnected for any reason, Skype will automatically attempt to reconnect your call.Skype will attempt to reconnect the call for 60 seconds. If...

When you try signing in to Skype for Windows desktop, you may sometimes get a blank blue screen displaying only the Skype logo. (You might also get a blank...

To work correctly, Skype requires unrestricted outgoing TCP access to:  All destination ports above 1024 (recommended) or Ports 80 and 443 If your firewall...

Reinstalling or upgrading Skype can cause your firewall settings to become out of date. This can affect the quality of your audio calls.If you are using Windows...

Starting from the release of Skype 2.7 for Mac, your general system startup settings will be used instead of having separate preferences for Skype.To prevent...

If you can’t install or start Skype, repairing disk permissions on your Mac OS X using Disk Utility might solve your problem.To repair disk permissions on Mac...

Misc. Error #1040 and Misc. Error #1050 in Skype for Mac OS X mean that the telephone number you are entering is invalid or incorrectly entered. These errors...

So, you're on a call and the video is pixellated, or the call just keeps dropping. Sounds like you've got a problem with your connection. Don't worry, let's...

Applications connect to Skype via the Skype Desktop API.As communicated in this blog post, due to technology improvements we are making to the Skype experience,...

If your calls are dropping out, your video is pixelled or keeps freezing, or if Skype needs to reconnect frequently, you might have a problem with your...

The amount of data used varies by activity. When making or receiving calls, or sending or receiving instant messages, Skype will use more data than when you’re...

This article is also available for: Mac Sometimes you may see the "Disk I/O error" message when attempting to sign in to Skype.   To resolve this problem, make...

It has been brought to our attention that our website and services have been blocked by both of the ISPs in the United Arab Emirates. That means you won't be...

Skype for Amazon Kindle Fire signs out after a period of inactivity to extend battery life. The preset time periods of inactivity are as follows: On Kindle Fire...

Yes you can. If you connect to the internet through a proxy server, Skype will automatically detect your proxy settings. However, if for some reason Skype...

To make a call to a mobile or landline, first you need to have some Skype Credit or a subscription. You can then call a number on your contact's profile, or use...

Update: You may have recently noticed a message in Skype regarding the 3rd party application you use with Skype will stop working in December 2013.As...

Some firewalls will not permit applications such as Skype to access the internet. If you have a firewall that does this, you will not be able to use Skype until...

Messages containing error code numbers were displayed in earlier versions of Skype when technical problems were encountered.These error code messages have been...

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