Getting started with Skype (Windows Phone)

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Never used Skype on Windows Phone before? Don’t worry, it is easy to get started.

The only thing you need to join Skype is to download the Skype app and sign in.

To download the latest version of Skype for Windows Phone

Visit Windows Phone Store* and search for Skype. Both Skype for Windows Phone 7 and Skype for Windows Phone 8 are available in the Store, but only the one compatible with your mobile phone will be displayed.

Alternatively, we can send the download link to your mobile phone. However, this option is only available in certain countries. To receive the download link via SMS text message:

  1. Go to the mobile downloads website.
  2. Under Windows Phone, select Get the app.
  3. Select Get Skype for Windows Phone.
  4. Enter your mobile phone number and select Send link to my phone.

Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 are two different operating systems, so you can’t update Skype for Windows Phone 7 to Skype for Windows Phone 8. Skype is free to download, but operator charges may apply if you use a mobile data connection.

*Skype is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Getting Started with Skype for Windows Phone 8

After you've downloaded and installed Skype for Windows Phone 8 to your phone, check out how to get started with Skype for Windows Phone 8 for help signing in and more.

Getting Started with Skype for Windows Phone 7

After you've downloaded and installed Skype for Windows Phone 7 to your phone, check out how to get started with Skype for Windows Phone 7 for help signing in and more.

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