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How do I send and receive photos, videos and other files in Skype for Android tablets?

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You can send photos, videos and other files to any of your Skype contacts for free using Skype for Android. You can also receive files and store them.

Sending a file

It’s easy to send photos, videos or other files to your contacts:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Locate the person, or group you want to contact by going to the People tab, finding and existing conversation in Recent, or by searching. 
  3. Select the contact and tap the icon in the text box of what you want to send, or the action you want to take:

    A. Switch to your native keyboard
    B. Emoticon
    C. Moji
    D. File
    E. Photo
    F. Take a new photo
    G. Record a video message
    H. Location

  4. If you're sending a file, select the application you'd like to use to find or create the file (such as file manager or voice recorder).
  5. Tap the file and it will be sent automatically.

Receiving a file

If your contact sends you something, it will appear in your chat. to view a file, tap on it in the conversation window and it will open in the necessary app. Skype will still be running in the background.

You can send and receive any type of file over Skype for Android and you can view any file you receive as long as you have the necessary software or app installed. There are no limits on the size of the file you can send. As long as the person you're sending the file to has enough free storage space on their phone, they can save and store the file. 

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