Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1924 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.0.106
  • Total Downloads:
    19,727,617
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Just in time for Windows 8, Skype has now just released a major version update that adds improved integration with Microsoft and Facebook accounts, better messaging, and some minor changes to the user interface.

For those of you who've been living under a rock, Skype is one of the the most popular video chat and voice calling clients amongst our users as well as the world. It offers free calls to other Skype users over the Internet as well as very affordable rates for calling landlines and phones.

Version 6 brings a much simpler registration process, particularly with more integration with Facebook and Microsoft accounts. Now you can sign in with either Facebook or Hotmail and automatically use that as a Skype log-in. The previous version briefly incorporated Facebook features; its synchronization is much more apparent in the latest release. User contacts seemed to sync with profile pictures from more sources and the overall interface also looked cleaner. It wasn't a drastic overhaul, but subtle things like removing mini-banner ads from the bottom of the contact list and thin outlines over the tabs did contribute to a more modern look.

Call quality is still variable, depending on your connection and setup, but our experiences have been very positive. This version seemed more focused on casting a wider net and reducing the barrier to entry to an already excellent service and easing registration woes as new platforms emerge. If you've yet to try out Skype and you're looking for a worthy VoIP client, look no further and click on the green download button.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.8

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4 stars

"Video Message Is Missing"

July 11, 2013  |  By StLouisMan2

 |  Version: Skype 6.6.0.106

Pros

This version fixed a problem I had with Skype for Windows Vista. I had lost my the capacity to launch a message from the dialog box. Now, I can again.

Cons

The latest version of Skype should give the ability to leave a video message for your Skype contacts and that is missing from this version.

Summary

Microsoft says to get updates only from Microsoft. Microsoft says this is not the latest version, but CNET says it is. Where does CNET get these updates from?

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5 stars

"Most of my friends are on Skype"

July 11, 2013  |  By SCD

 |  Version: Skype 6.6.0.106

Pros

I have Windows 8 and this one works with it.

Cons

I have no cons.

Summary

It's good, use it.

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5 stars

"Works great"

July 11, 2013  |  By Hanifaiza_78

 |  Version: Skype 6.6.0.106

Pros

I live abroad. It's the major form of communication with my family. Works great.

Cons

None. It works great for me

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1 stars

"Forced ausio ads? ***?"

July 03, 2013  |  By Csipa1

 |  Version: Skype 6.6.0.106

Pros

This used to be the king and now Microsoft touched it

Cons

You are in a middle of a call and suddenly an audio ad start playing loud? Is Microsoft totally lost it? ***?

Summary

Anything Microsoft touches turn into pig food. This used to be a great software and now it slowly becomes donkey balls (INCLUDING LOUD AUDIO ADS IN MID-CALL!!!!)Terrible mistake if this thing gets totally ruined by Ballmer and his gang of has-beens.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.6.0.106
Version 6.6.0.106 has updated the behavior for video messaging access points when a contact is offline and the share menu.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date July 03, 2013
Date Added July 03, 2013
Version 6.6.0.106
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,727,617
Downloads Last Week 18,960
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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