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How do I get started with Skype?

It's easy to get started with Skype. All you need to do is:

It's that simple.

  1. Go to the Download Skype page.
  2. Select your device and start the download*.
  3. You can launch Skype after it is installed on your device.

*Skype Preview is already installed on Windows 10 Anniversary Update. 

  1. Launch Skype and select Create new account or go directly to the Create account page.
  2. We'll take you through the process of creating a new account.

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