The following information describes the specific system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems.
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.
At least dual-core 1.5 GHz
At least 2 GB
DirectX v9.0 or higher
Windows 10 (version 1809) or higher
Windows 11 (version 1809) or higher
Skype on Mac requires Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
At least 1 GB
The latest version of QuickTime
64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit Debian 8.0+ 64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+ 64-bit Fedora Linux 24+
Android OS 4.0.4 or higher (Phones and tablets) ChromeOS version M53 or higher (Chromebooks)
Varies with manufacturer - see Note
At least 32 MB
Skype on iPhone and iPad requires iOS 11 or higher
Amazon Kindle Fire
Skype on Kindle Fire requires Fire OS 7 or higher
Skype for Web
Supported web browser
Skype for web is supported on most desktop and mobile browsers. You can check your browser compatibility here. If your browser is not supported, you can download Skype for your device. Note: Users on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 may be able to sign in but may not receive the full experience of Skype for Web.
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