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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

    Version 
     

    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)

    Processor

    At least 1 GHz

    RAM

    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

    Mac

    Version

    Skype (version 8) on Mac requires:
    Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

    Processor

    At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)

    RAM

    At least 1 GB

    Additional software

    The latest version of QuickTime


     

    Linux

    Version

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

    Processor

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

    RAM

    At least 512 MB

    Additional software

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

    Android

    Version

    Android OS 4.0.4 or higher

    Hardware

    Varies with manufacturer - see note below

    Free Space

    At least 32 MB


    Notes:
    • 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

    Version

    Skype (version 8) on iPhone and iPad requires iOS 10 or higher


    Note: If you have Skype (version 8) on iPhone with iOS 9, you will not be able to update higher than Skype version 8.34.0.72. 
     

    Skype for Web

    Supported web browser

    Microsoft Edge and latest versions of Chrome.

    Skype for Web is not supported on mobile phones. 

    Find out which platforms Skype is available on.

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