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.
Skype (version 8) 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
DirectX v9.0 or higher
Windows 10 (version 1607 and 1703)
Windows 10 (version 1709) or higher
Skype (version 8) on Mac requires: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
At least 1 GB
The latest version of QuickTime
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
Android OS 4.0.4 or higher
Varies with manufacturer - see note below
At least 32 MB
Skype (version 8) on iPhone and iPad requires iOS 10 or higher
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.
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