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What features does Skype for iPhone and iPod touch support?

The latest version of Skype 5 for iOS supports:

  • Instant messaging
  • Skype-to-Skype calling
  • Calling mobiles and landlines
  • Receiving Skype calls and calls to Skype Numbers
  • Skype video calling (1:1)
  • Participating in group calls (audio only)
  • Starting a group voice call
  • Call forwarding
  • Contact list filtering
  • Sending Voice Messages
  • Video Messaging
  • Sending photos (1:1 and group)
  • Merging your Skype account with your Microsoft account
  • Viewing and instant messaging your Windows Messenger contacts
  • Connecting to Bluetooth devices (iPhone 4 or newer and iPod Touch 4th generation onwards)
  • Starting a group chat
  • Adding contacts to a group chat
  • Voicemail

The preceding features are only available on devices using iOS 7 or above.

The following features are not supported:

  • Synchronizing with iPhone Address Book
  • Screen sharing*
  • SMS messaging (unless you have a saved contact who is not on Skype [i.e., you only have a mobile number saved for that contact])
  • Starting a group video call (you can join a group video call, but you will be downgraded to audio only)


The latest version of Skype 4 for iOS for iPhone and iPod touch supports:

  • Instant messaging
  • Skype SMS text messaging
  • Skype-to-Skype calling
  • Calling mobiles and landlines
  • Receiving Skype calls and calls to Skype Numbers
  • Skype video calling (1:1)
  • Participating in group calls (audio only)
  • Call forwarding
  • Contact list filtering
  • Voice Messaging
  • Video Messaging
  • Sending photos
  • Calling from your iPhone Address Book
  • Importing from iPhone Address Book
  • Merging your Skype account with your Microsoft account
  • Viewing and instant messaging your Windows Messenger contacts
  • Connecting to Bluetooth devices (iPhone 3GS or newer and iPod Touch 4th generation onwards only)

You can benefit from the above-mentioned features only if your device is running iOS 5 or higher.

The following features are not currently supported:

  • Synchronizing with iPhone Address Book
  • Showing favorite contacts
  • Starting a group voice call
  • Screen sharing*
  • Starting a group video call (you can join a group video call, but you will be downgraded to audio only)

*You can’t share your screen with your contacts, but they can share their screen with you during a one-to-one video call.

Find out more about Skype for iPhone.

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