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    • Updating to the latest version of Skype

      Skype support for Windows XP and Vista users has ended. You will need to update your OS to Windows 7 or higher to continue using Skype on the same device. You...

    • How do I create a new account in Skype Lite?

      On the Sign in screen, tap Create account. You will be prompted to create a new account using your phone number. Note: You may get a message that an...

    • How do I update Skype?

      Select the Update Now button to download, install and sign in to the latest version of Skype.Update NowSkype for Windows 10, to update please check for updates...

    • Which Skype enabled devices or platforms are no longer supported?

      Skype is always making improvements, such as enhanced quality, better reliability, and improved security. Because we want everyone to experience the best Skype...

    • How do I get started with Skype?

      It's easy to get started with Skype. All you need to do is: Download Skype to your device. Create a free account for Skype. Sign in to Skype.It's that...

    • What are the system requirements for Skype?

      The specific system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems are described below. If your system does not meet the requirements to run...

    • How much bandwidth does Skype need?

      The bandwidth required by Skype depends on the type of calls you want to make. Check the following information for the minimum and recommended speeds for best...

    • Why has Skype automatically updated?

      At Skype, we regularly release updates to our software so that we can introduce new features, improve existing ones and fix bugs.Updating Skype is always free,...

    • How do I create a new account for Skype?

      If you don't have a Microsoft account for Skype: In the Skype sign in window, select Create new account (or go directly to the Create an account...

    • What are the Skype Terms of Use?

      The Skype Terms of Use govern your use of Skype’s software, products and websites.Read the full terms of use.