Skype is a free application for voice call, phone call and video chat . You can use this software to talk with friends and family like on your mobile phone.
Skype is a tool to help you chat with friends on the Internet without inhibition. Moreover, it allows you to make online video call so that you can chat with friends directly through a microphone and view your partners through the camera like a normal conversation. In addition, you can also save the conversation that you want, record the call, or just simply change Skype icons.
Skype - Chat, call, and send message for free
The program is considered as an add-in of Microsoft Office version 2013 and Microsoft Outlook through such browser as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox.
This application is really useful if you have not met your family members, relatives, or friends living abroad for a long time. The most remarkable feature of this application is that you can call from continent to continent via your Skype account without any fee.
Beside the traditional Windows, Skype can also work well on other operating systems such as Linux, Mac, and be compatible with such devices as iPhone, iPad, etc. Beside the totally free features such as "PC to PC Communication", you can also enjoy other services which are relatively cheap such as SkypeIn, SkypeOut, and Skype Voicemail.
Main features of Skype.
- Offer safe conversation:
Skype adopts powerful and modern encryption technologies; therefore, you can be completely feel secure that the content of your conversation will not be broadcast to avoid the disclosure of critical information.
- Instant video message:
This is one of the latest features of this program. Instead of text message as we used to do, now you can record your own videos and send them to others in form of message. Skype allows you to send 20 video message per day.
- Record audio call:
This program offers the additional feature that allows you to record your conversations. Therefore, you can record and save your critical conversations on the computer or other storage devices.
- Display user's online status:
This feature enables you to automatically announce your status to others either you are online or you have signed out the program. The status that Skype supports including Busy, Invisible, Available, Away, and Offline.
- Edit personal information:
Skype allows you to change and edit your personal information. The previous cursory information will be edited in more details with your additional information. In addition, you can also change your avatar, opening and closing sounds, or alerting sound for new message, etc.
- Create new group:
Skype enables you to divide your contacts into different groups such as close friend, family, acquaintance, etc. Therefore, you can simultaneously chat with several contacts.
- Find friends:
It is no longer difficult to get acquaintance with friends that you do not know much information about them. You just have to enter their name or email address, all the related information about them will be displayed immediately to help you find your friends.
- Block contacts that you do not want to receive message from:
In your contact list, there may be some persons that you do not want to receive messages or calls from them. In this case, you can use Privacy function of Skype to block these contacts. Thanks to this feature, you will no longer have to receive annoying messages from them unless you unblock these contacts.
- Integrate with Microsoft Office 2013:
Skype, the online chat application can be considered an add-in of Microsoft Office 2013 which enables you to compose documents while chatting with friends conveniently.
- Integrate with MS Outlook:
Skype integrates all its available features into MS Outlook such as instant message, voice chat, video chat, etc. Therefore, you can make call directly from your mail box via a plug-in displayed on web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.
At present, this feature is only available in England, America, and German.