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Skype for iPad for iOS

By Skype Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Skype for iPad

  • Socialize globally with free Skype-to-Skype video/audio calls, personalized messaging, and low-rate mobile/landline connection
  • Last updated on 10/15/20
  • There have been 6 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 3, 2013

Skype for iPad is a finely implemented mobile version of the incredibly popular global communication tool, complete with voice and video chat, contact management, and more. Where other desktop apps stumble in their transition to the touch screen, Skype thrives and it shows in nearly every facet of its iPad release.

When you open Skype for iPad, you must either sign in or create a new account. After doing so you can import contacts from any of your existing accounts -- including Outlook, Mail, or Apple's iContacts. Your contact list will populate on the right of the screen and you can connect with someone by tapping their portrait. The portraits are often fuzzy, but that's because of the desktop resolutions, not your iPad. Adding new contacts is easy, as is dialing someone directly if using Web-to-voice calling. While there are not nearly as many options here, such as file attachments or note taking, you can send video messages and photos remotely, even if the other person is offline.

Skype for iPad is not a full-featured version of the software -- you'll need a desktop or laptop for that -- but it perfectly captures what you will need and want out of the software when using your iPad on the go. This is a solid, well-executed piece of software in many ways.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.65

  • You can now blur your camera background on Skype for iPad.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

General

Release October 15, 2020
Date Added October 15, 2020
Version 8.65

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements iOS 10.0 or later

Popularity

Total Downloads 11,315
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

The Skype you know and love has an all-new design, supercharged with a ton of new features and new ways to stay connected with the people you care about most. What can I do with Skype?
  • Messaging made awesome: More than just text. Send photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, Mojis and more. You can also respond to any message from your contacts with reactions.
  • Great for groups: Add your favorite people and start chatting. Use groups to plan together, play together, for staying in touch or just for hanging out.
  • Call everyone - Skype, mobiles and landlines: Free. Video and voice calls make it easier to stay connected with friends and family. You'll also enjoy low calling rates to mobiles and landlines worldwide with Skype.
  • Never miss a moment with quick capture: Quickly swipe to capture photos and videos. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations.
  • Share Highlights: Keep others updated with Highlights from your day. React to any highlights with awesome emoticons or send a private message about that highlight. Your highlights only stay visible for 7 days to your followers.
  • Skype-to-Skype calls and messages are always free when used on an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection. Otherwise, operator data charges may apply.
  • Upgrading to the new Skype may result in the deletion of content from older conversations. To save photos and videos that were previously sent or received in an older version of Skype, save that content to your camera roll/photo gallery before upgrading to the new Skype.
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