The following information describes the specific system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems.
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.
At least dual-core 1.5 GHz
At least 2 GB
DirectX v9.0 or higher
Windows 10 (version 1809) or higher
Windows 11 (version 1809) or higher
Skype on Mac requires Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
At least 1 GB
The latest version of QuickTime
Note: Mac OS X 10.9 users will not be able to update higher than Skype version 22.214.171.124. Mac OS X 10.10 users will not be able to update higher than Skype version 126.96.36.199.
64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit Debian 8.0+ 64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+ 64-bit Fedora Linux 24+
Android OS 8.0 or higher (Phones and tablets) ChromeOS version M53 or higher (Chromebooks)
Varies with manufacturer - see Note
At least 32 MB
Note: Android users with version 6.0 to 7.1.2 will not be able to update higher than Skype version 188.8.131.529. Important: 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.
iOS 12.2 or higher (iPhone and iPad)
Note: iPhone and iPad users with iOS 12.1 will not be able to update higher than Skype version 184.108.40.2066. iPhone and iPad users with iOS 10 will not be able to update higher than Skype version 220.127.116.11. iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9 will not be able to update higher than Skype version 18.104.22.168.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Skype on Kindle Fire requires Fire OS 7 or higher
Note: Kindle Fire tablets below Fire OS 7 will not be able to update higher than Skype for Amazon Kindle Fire HD/HDX version 22.214.171.1249.
Skype for Web
Supported web browser
Skype for Web is supported on most desktop and mobile browsers. You can check your browser compatibility here. If your browser is not supported, you can download Skype for your device.
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.
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