It's easy to use Skype for Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One to chat with friends and make one-to-one and group audio and video Skype calls for free. No matter where your friends and family are, you can bring up to 25 people together on your TV from the comfort of your living room. To make sure you don't miss any Skype notifications, be sure to launch Skype every time you turn your console on.
No, an Xbox Live Gold subscription is not required to use Skype for Xbox. However, you will need a Skype account. If you have a Skype account, you can sign into your Xbox using the Microsoft account associated with that account. If you don't have one, you can sign into your Xbox with the Microsoft account that you use for Xbox Live, and we'll create a Skype account for you.
Skype works with the quiet settings on Xbox, so you can control when friends and family can contact you on Skype. You can also choose to have a Skype call running in the background while you play games or use apps, and your video calls will automatically come in as audio only calls so you won’t be interrupted.
No. Snap mode isn’t supported with Skype for Xbox.
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