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    What are the system requirements for Skype?

    The specific system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems are described below. 

    If your system does not meet the requirements to run Skype, you may lose access to some of your older conversation history. You can retrieve the recent conversation history by signing into Skype on a supported device.

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    Skype for Windows Desktop

    Version 
     

    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows 7 (32-bit and 64 bit versions supported) - see note below
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64 bit versions supported) - see note below

    Note: New Skype on Windows desktop requires:
    Windows 10 Version 1507, or version 1511
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows 7 (32-bit and 64 bit versions supported)

    Processor

    At least 1 GHz

    RAM

    At least 512 MB

    Additional software

    DirectX v9.0 or higher


    Notes:

     

    • If you're using Windows 7 (SP1), upgrade your Internet Explorer to v11.
    • If you're using Windows XP SP3, make sure you're using Internet Explorer 8 or higher.

    Windows 10

    Version

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) or higher (pre-installed)

    Mac

    Version

    Mac OS X 10.9 or higher 

    Processor

    At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)

    RAM

    At least 1 GB

    Additional software

    The latest version of QuickTime


     

    You must upgrade to the latest version of Skype for Linux.

    Linux

    Version

    64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+
    64-bit Debian 8.0+
    64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+
    64-bit Fedora Linux 24+

    Processor

    An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 and SSE3 capable

    RAM

    At least 512 MB

    Additional software

    libappindicator1 or GtkStatusIcon to make the tray icon work (optional)

    Windows 10 Mobile

    Version

    Windows Mobile Anniversary update or higher

    Hardware

    Varies with manufacturer

    Android

    Version

    Android OS 4.0.3 or higher

    Note: New Skype on Android requires Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.

    Hardware

    Varies with manufacturer - see note below

    Free Space

    At least 32 MB


    Notes:
    • Skype is fully supported on devices with ARMv7 processors (or processors capable of running its instruction set). Skype can run on devices with ARMv6 processors but video calling is not supported. Examples of ARMv6 processor devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Wildfire. If you're not sure what type of processor your device has, check the device's user manual or contact its manufacturer. 

    iOS

    Version

    iOS 8 or higher

    Note: New Skype on iOS requires iOS 9 or higher

    Skype for Web

    Supported web browser

    Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 10 and higher, latest versions of Chrome and Firefox, Safari 6 and higher.

    Skype for Web is not supported on mobile phones. 

    Note: To make a call with Skype for Web from Windows or Mac, you must be running Windows XP SP3 and up or Mac OS 10.9 and up. 


    Notes:
    • If you want to make voice or video calls, you’ll need to download a plugin for certain browsers.

    Find out which platforms Skype is available on.

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