Skype for Android is one of the most popular apps for instant messaging and video calls by Microsoft. This app is an all-in-one solution that has native support for free video calls, instant messaging/chat, voice calling, and the ability to send and receive text messages. All you need to have is an active internet connection, whether it is WiFi or a cellular data network.
Features of Skype for Android
Outlined below are the most notable features of Skype for Android:
- Video Calls – One-on-one and group HD video calls that help you quickly connect with the important people in your life.
- Voice Calls – Skype makes it easier for you to make crystal clear voice calls. This feature works best when you are not in a good dress or want to hide yourself.
- SMS Connect – Quickly read and reply to your phone’s SMS messages through Skype for Mac or PC devices, without even touching your phone.
- Chat/IM – Native support for group chatting and getting to reach people instantly, whether you have to message your friends or have a group conversation.
- Skype Number – With a Skype number, you will be able to purchase a temporary local number using which you can call landlines and mobile numbers at specified rates.
Skype was released in 2003 and was developed initially by Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn. Then later, the software was acquired by different companies and was ultimately bought by Microsoft Corporation in 2011. The app is available in over 108 languages, and it supports services that include video conferencing, instant messaging, and VOIP.
According to the most recent statistics, Skype is being used globally by over forty million users on a daily basis, says Yusuf Mehdi, who is Microsoft’s VP.
For more than the past sixteen years, Skype has been successfully helping its users to see the faces of their loved ones while letting you enjoy impulsive get-togethers with their friends and family members regardless of the device you are using.
Skype app is also being widely used among businesses for virtual meetings and collaborations from all parts of the world, including co-workers and classmates. And Skype makes sure that the quality is never compromised.
So whether it is a family or corporate meeting, Skype for Android is always there to keep the whole experience a breeze, even when your video call or voice call participants are using the app on different platforms. Supported platforms include Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, Alexa, tablet, or desktop devices. Skype is cross-platform and works on each one of them.
Skype, apart from the video calling and IM features, has built-in support for VOIP phone service using which you can get yourself a local number. This number works globally and offers discounted calling rates, which helps you save a significant amount of money on long-distance or cross-country calls. That’s not it. You are even allowed to receive calls on your Skype number.