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    How can I give Skype Credit as a gift to my friends and family?

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    There are two ways to give Skype Credit as a gift: buy a Skype voucher online, or send someone your own Skype Credit from your account balance.

    You can send a Skype voucher as a gift to anyone by email – they don’t need to be a Skype contact. Just go to the gift Skype Credit page, enter the information requested, choose a gift card design and select Preview and Pay. Enter your details, choose a payment method and select the Payment button to confirm payment details.

    You can send any of your existing Skype contacts some of your own Skype Credit as a gift. The credit will be deducted from the balance in your account.

    1. Use this send Skype Credit link to sign in to your account.
    2. Start typing a contact’s name into the search box, then select the contact from the list.
    3. Select the amount of credit you’d like to send. If you don’t have enough Skype Credit in your account, you’ll be prompted to buy more first.
    4. Choose a gift card design. Your contact will receive the card with the gift.
    5. Click the Confirm selection button. We will send the credit directly to your contact. They will receive a notification via email and within Skype, and their credit balance will automatically update with your gift.

    If your Skype account currency is different to the currency in your friend’s account, we will convert the credit to their currency at European Central Bank rates.

    To protect our customers from fraud, we set limits for the purchase of Skype Credit gifts, learn more

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