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    How do I make a call in Skype on mobile or tablet?

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    You can call other Skype users for free by making a Skype to Skype call. If the person you want to reach isn't available in Skype, you can call them on their mobile or landline - you'll just need a little Skype Credit or a subscription

    Here's how to make a free Skype to Skype call:

    1. Go to Calls to find a list of recent calls or to search for people. 
    2. Locate the person or group you want to call, and then...
      • Make an audio call: Tap the call Audio call button button.
      • Make a video call: Tap the video call Video call button button.
      • Call an existing group of people: Tap the audio Audio call button or video call Video call button button.
      • Call a new group of people: Tap the Call Multiple People Call multiple people in Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone and iPad, or group call button button on Android 4.0.4 - 5.1, tap the radio button next to each person you want to include in the call, and then tap the Call button. New group calls will always start as audio calls, but you can turn your video on during the call by tapping the video Video call button button. 
      • During a call you can: 
        • speaker mode button Turn speakerphone on or off.
        • Microphone button Turn your microphone on or off.
        • Video call button Turn your video on or off.
        • End call button End the call. 
        • Plus button on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone and iPad, see more menu options.
        • Gallery button Share your gallery photos.
        • Snapshot button Take a snapshot of your call and share with your friend.
        • Switch camera from front to back Switch your camera from front to back (video calls only).
        • Add a participant button Add people to your call. 
    3. At the end of your call, select the end call End call button button to hang up. 

    Alternatively, you can make a call from any one-to-one, or group chat by tapping the audio Audio call button or video call Video call button button. 

    If you're signed in to Skype, you can receive calls. You'll see an incoming call notification screen, tap the call Audio call button button to answer the call as an audio call, or tap the video Video call button button to answer with video. If you don't want to answer it, tap the end call End call button button to decline. If you're offline and you have Voice Messaging activated, the caller will be able to leave a message, or you can set up call forwarding to another number. 

    During a call, some of the call controls might be hidden, simply tap your screen to make them visible. 

    • Capture, share and discuss photos.
      Note: Only available in Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone and iPad.
      1. Tap the capture button to take a picture, or tap the image button to select a saved photo to share. Alternatively, tap the Plus button and tap to view a photo together in the call.
      2. Tap the Send button. 
      3. The photo you sent will automatically appear on your friend's screen.
    • Send reactions. Note: Only available in Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone and iPad.
      Let your friends know how you're feeling. Send them a wow, thumbs up, or another reaction.
      1. Swipe to the left on the reaction picker. 
      2. A selection of available reactions will display. New reactions will be added frequently, and may differ by region.
      3. Tap the reaction you want to send. 
      4. The reaction you sent will automatically appear on your friend's screen. 
    • See who you want to see (video calls only). Switch between you, or your friends video feed by long pressing on a video feed, and dragging it to the plus Plus button button to move that person on or off the call canvas. During a group call, you can long press on any of the video feeds in the top ribbon, and drag them down onto the call canvas.

    You'll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call someone on their mobile or landline. If you've already saved the person's contact information, Go to Calls, and then tap the call Audio call button button next to their name in your contact list. If the person has more than one phone number saved, you can select the number you want to call from a drop-down list. Alternatively, you can go to Calls, and then use the dial pad dial pad button button to enter a phone number. To call an international number, select the country/region from the drop-down menu. 

    Up to 25 people (24 plus yourself) can be on the same audio call. The maximum number of video streams you can receive is 6, but may vary depending on the device you are using. 

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

    Yes, use the dial pad to enter toll free numbers on Skype. The following countries and number ranges are supported and are free of charge to all users:

     France: +33 800, +33 805, +33 809
     Poland: +48 800
     UK: +44 500, +44 800, +44 808
     USA: +1 800, +1 866, +1 877, +1 888
     Taiwan: +886 80

    No, you cannot make emergency calls to emergency services on Skype. You must use your mobile phone or landline to make emergency calls if necessary. For more information, read Skype's Terms of Use.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling