Skype-to-Skype calls are free on your Android phone, just like they are on your computer. To start a Skype-to-Skype call:
Select Skype call.
Tap the floating action button in the bottom right of the screen.
Tap Voice call.
Tap the call button in the top right-hand corner.
After the call has started you will see the following screen:
Now you can:
When you sign in to Skype for Android with your Microsoft account, you can also call your Messenger buddies just like you would call your Skype contacts.
As long as you’re signed in to Skype, you can receive Skype calls on your Android phone. When you receive a call, you'll see an incoming call notification screen. Simply tap the green call icon to pick up. If you don’t want to answer, tap the red end call icon to decline the call.
If you’re offline and you have activated Voice Messaging, the caller will be able to leave you a voice message.
You cannot start a group call. However, you can join one. When you’re invited to join a group call, you will receive a call notification as usual. Simply tap the green call icon to join the group call.
You can also join a call that is already in progress:
Yes, you can. Calls to your Skype Number will ring just like any other Skype call, as long as you’re signed in to Skype.
Learn more about Skype Numbers.
Yes, you can. Received voice messages will appear alongside your call history and instant messages. The easiest way to find new voice messages is to tap Recent from the Skype home screen. Before you can receive voice messages, you’ll first need to activate Voice Messaging from your Skype account. You can sign in to your account from your mobile browser or on your computer.
If your contact appears offline and you want to leave them a voice message, simply tap the contact’s name, then tap Voice call and if needed, tap the Skype icon. Since your contact is offline, recording of the voice message will start automatically. Tap the red end call icon to stop recording.
Any new voice messages are labeled as Voice message received.
Just tap the voice message to select and play it.
Yes, you can. You can set Skype to forward incoming calls to any mobile or landline, or another Skype account. You’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to forward calls to a mobile or landline, but forwarding calls to another Skype account is free.
To set call forwarding from your Android phone:
Any missed calls will now be forwarded to your chosen phone number.
You can find all your call history, along with your entire instant message and SMS text message history in Recent.
There you’ll see a list of conversations. You can select a conversation by tapping it.
Selecting a conversation allows you to view your call history. You can read any instant messages that were sent as part of that conversation.
You can close conversations so that they no longer appear in your Recent list:
This will hide the conversation history. However, it will not delete it completely. Next time you receive an instant message or a call from this contact or group, the conversation history will reappear in your Recent list.
For the best call quality, we recommend that you have a strong WiFi connection and that you don’t have a lot of other applications running. Applications such as music players and internet browsers can use a lot of your phone’s memory.
If you call a mobile or landline number from Skype, no number will be displayed on the other person’s phone unless you set up caller identification. You can set up your mobile number or Skype Number as your caller ID from your account. You can sign in to your account either from your mobile browser or on your computer.
Find out more about caller ID.
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