Skype file sharing: file types, size, and time limits

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    You can send, receive, or view any type of file over Skype, but there are size limits on the files you can send. Some types of files may require separate software or an app to view them.

    Looking for information about how to send files in Skype? Learn how to send files in Skype on desktop or mobile

    There is a 300 MB file size limit on shared files. If you send a file that is too large, you'll get the error "Not sent - File is larger than 300 MB." 

    If you'd like to send a file larger than 300 MB, you can share it to your friends and family with OneDrive, our secure and reliable cloud storage. 

    Yes. Whatever file type you share on Skype will sync across all your devices. Which means if you share something in Skype on your computer, it will also be available for download on your mobile device, and vice versa. 

    The length of time a file is available in Skype, depends on the type of file you've shared:

    • Files - available for 30 days.
    • Call recordings - available for 30 days.
    • Voicemails - available for 30 days.

    After the applicable period, the content is deleted from Skype servers. If you would like access to the content for longer than the above period, please download and backup your content regularly.

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