How to Download Skype

Using Skype can be a great way to chat with your friends or work remotely. And best of all, it’s free, provided you’re calling computer to computer. In order to use Skype, you need to download it first. Read on for detailed instructions on how to do just that.

Visit the Skype website and click “downloads.”

If it hasn’t done so automatically, choose what kind of device you want to download Skype onto. Skype should automatically detect what kind of platform you’re using, but you might have to choose from the list of options yourself.

Click the “Get Skype for [platform]” to download.

Wait for the file to download. Downloading Skype on a Windows machine may prompt you to specify where you want to download the file.

Follow the instructions on the redirected download page in order to set up the Skype application.
For Macs:
Download the file

Drag the Skype icon into the Applications folder

Launch application by clicking on the Skype icon

For PCs:
Download the file

Double-click on the .exe file after it finished downloading

Follow all instructions after running the .exe file


Be sure to get the version you need. If the auto-detect is incorrect you should not download. Find the correct version first.

Things You’ll Need
A computer with Internet access

Related wikiHows
How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

How to Create Text Files from Skype Chat



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