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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.
Skype for Windows Desktop
Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Windows 7 (32-bit and 64 bit versions supported) - see note below Windows Vista Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64 bit versions supported) - see note below Note: Skype (version 8) on Windows Desktop requires: Windows 10 Version 1507, or version 1511 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 Anniversary Update (version 1607) or higher (pre-installed)
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher Note: 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
You must upgrade to the latest version of Skype for Linux.
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
Windows 10 Mobile
Windows Mobile Anniversary update or higher
Varies with manufacturer
Android OS 4.0.4 or higher Note: Skype (version 8) on Android requires Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.
Varies with manufacturer - see note below
At least 32 MB
iOS 8 or higher Note: Skype (version 8) on iOS requires iOS 9 or higher
Skype for Web
Supported web browser
Microsoft Edge and latest versions of Chrome. Skype for Web is not supported on mobile phones. Note: To make a call with Skype for Web from Windows, Mac or Linux, you must be running the following:
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