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    What are the system requirements for Skype?

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    The specific system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems are described below. 

    If your system does not meet the requirements to run Skype, you may lose access to some of your older conversation history. You can retrieve the recent conversation history by signing into Skype on a supported device.

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    Windows Desktop


    Skype on Windows Desktop requires:
    Windows 10 Version 1507 or above
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)


    At least 1 GHz


    At least 512 MB

    Additional software

    DirectX v9.0 or higher

    Windows 10

    Version 12

    Windows 10 (version 1607 and 1703)

    Version 14

    Windows 10 (version 1709) or higher



    Skype on Mac requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher


    At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)


    At least 1 GB

    Additional software

    The latest version of QuickTime

    Note: Mac OS X 10.9 users will not be able to update higher than Skype version



    64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+
    64-bit Debian 8.0+
    64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+
    64-bit Fedora Linux 24+


    An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 and SSE3 capable


    At least 512 MB

    Additional software

    libappindicator1 or GtkStatusIcon to make the tray icon work (optional)



    Android OS 4.0.4 or higher


    Varies with manufacturer - see note below

    Free Space

    At least 32 MB

    • Skype is fully supported on devices with ARMv7 processors (or processors capable of running its instruction set). Skype can run on devices with ARMv6 processors, but video calling is not supported. Examples of ARMv6 processor devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Wildfire. If you're not sure what type of processor your device has, check the device's user manual or contact its manufacturer. 



    Skype on iPhone and iPad requires iOS 10 or higher

    Note: iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9 will not be able to update higher than Skype version 

    Skype for Web

    Supported web browser

    Microsoft Edge and the latest versions of Chrome. Skype for Web is not supported on mobile phones or tablets. However, the Skype app is available to download for those devices.

    Note: Users on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 may be able to sign in but may not receive the full experience of Skype for Web.

    Find out which platforms Skype is available on.