What is Skype? Learn how to use it and how much it costs for free phone and web conferencing.

  • 2020-07-12 (最終更新:2020-08-16)
  • Task Team

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Skype in the spotlight again

Skype has always been one of the most popular and stable video calling tools. It is a tool that many people around the world have been using for a long time. Recently, the need for web conferencing and online conferencing has increased as more and more companies are adopting telework, and Skype is attracting attention again.

This article will give you some basic information about Skype and its useful features. It will also introduce some goodies that you can use with Skype to make your web conferencing life more comfortable. This article will help you understand the basics of Skype and make the most of your web conferencing experience.


What Is Skype?

Skype is an online calling service provided by Microsoft. By installing Skype with each other, you can make free calls and chat with each other.Skype was created in 2003 by KaZaA co-creators Nicholas Sennström and Janus Frith, and was developed in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The company also offers Skype for Business for business use, so if you’re looking to implement it as a company, you may want to consider Skype for Business.

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What you can do with Skype

With Skype, millions of people enjoy taking advantage of the services offered online. So what can you do on Skype?

voice call

For starters, you can make voice calls – you can talk one-on-one or in a group, and it gives you a clear voice that’s easy to hear. You can also call people who don’t have Skype installed, and with Skype Credit you can make affordable international calls to friends’ mobile and landline phones that aren’t connected to the internet.


Video calling

It’s not just for voice calls, you can make video calls too. You can connect with up to 50 people, so you can use Skype for large scale online meetings. You can also record your Skype calls to capture special moments, make notes on important decisions and read what’s being said with real-time subtitles. This is a feature that can be quite useful in an online meeting where many people are participating.


With Skype, you can also send and receive messages using chat. You can also have conversations while talking, so you can take advantage of sending and receiving texts as needed while talking.

Skype’s features and benefits

Next, let’s take a look at some of the features of Skype and the benefits of using it.

You don’t need an ID to use it.

You don’t have to be a registered user to use Skype, you just need to create a conference link and share it with others to join a web conference. You don’t need to sign up, just access the link and join the meeting, so you don’t need an ID to use it.

You don’t have to download it to use it.

The fact that there is no ID required and no download required is what makes Skype unique, and if you don’t have Skype installed, the link will automatically open the web version of Skype. The tools available for online meetings often require all participants to download the app. It’s easy to join a meeting without having to download the app.

Available from a variety of devices

Another great feature and advantage of Skype is that it’s available on a variety of devices. You can use Skype on just about any device, from smartphones to desktops and tablets. It works on a wide range of devices, so you can access it anytime, anywhere.

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