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    What is Skype Lite?

    Skype Lite is a fast, lightweight app for Android devices developed to help people in India stay connected, while delivering great perfomance in challenging network conditions. Skype Lite combines all the great Skype features you already know with new ones designed specifically with India in mind. There's an intelligent text filter to help reduce SMS clutter, data saver mode to reduce your data consumption when making Skype calls over a cellular network, and India-specific bots. 

    Skype Lite is available in eleven Indian local languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu in addition to English. 

    Skype Lite can be installed on Android devices through the Google Play Store

    • Chat with your friends.
    • Send and receive audio and video calls. 
    • Make and receive phone calls.
    • Receive SMS text messages.
    • Manage your phone and Skype contacts.
    • Interact with bots.

    Yes, you can. For the best experience, we recommend being signed in to one app at a time on your device.

    Existing Skype users can use Skype Lite and all your contacts and messages will show up on Skype Lite. 

    Because Skype Lite combines your phone and Skype functionality in one, there's nothing extra you need to do to import your contacts. When you open the app for the first time you'll be asked to give Skype permission to access your phone contacts. Your phone and your Skype contacts will then sync and already be there when you first sign in. 

    Want to learn more about permission requests? You'll find a list of all the Android permission requests and what they mean in this article: Your Permission please? Android permission requests explained. 

    Skype to Skype calls are free – but to call a mobile or landline from skype, you need a little Skype Credit or a subscription

    1. Find the person or group you want to call from your contact list, or use Search
    2. Tap the contact you want to call, and then...
      • Make an audio call: Tap the call button
      • Make a video call: Tap the video call button
    3. At the end of your call, select the end call  button to hang up. 

    Yes, but you'll need a Skype Number for them to call you on. 

    Skype to Skype instant messages are free – but to send an SMS message in Skype, you need a little Skype Credit.

    Find out how much it costs to send SMS messages from Skype.

    1. In your Skype or SMS contacts, select the person you want to instant message. 
    2. Type your message in the conversation window and tap the Send button. 

    Tap the menu icon (three vertical lines), then tap Settings

    • Data usage
      Direct access to your data usage stats.
    • Notifications
      Customize sounds and visuals for notifications.
    • General
      Change to the dark theme or send feedback. 

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    Known issues with Skype Lite


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