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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 are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

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.

What's New

Version 8.16

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:
- View photos together - share your favorite photos and view them together with friends during a Skype call.
- General stability and reliability improvements.

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

From the new baby to the latest sales figures, Skype makes sharing our big news better. Anyone can start calling, texting, and video-conferencing—or even dialing landlines—thanks to the intuitive design. With zillions of Skype users to connect to, it’s one of the most useful apps on our iPhone and Apple Watch.

Finally I can receive calls on my iPhone number via WiFi

Gene Lander

Finally! An app that fixes a longstanding limitation of iPhone/ATT service.

Like many people, I live in an area outside of cell phone coverage. I love my iPhone when I'm at work and in regions with cell phone coverage but its useless when I'm at home! I have reliable broadband with WiFi at home but Apple/ATT do not provide the ability to make and receive calls over WiFi. I know many people in a similar situation. ATT's solution to this is to get people to buy a cell phone extender that connects to their broadband modem. Another box, another wireless signal, and more $$.

Skype provides an alternative solution. First, download the free Skype application for iPhone. Next, purchase an "online number" from Skype (SkypeIn) at very low cost ($18 for 3 months or $60 for 1 year). Now, when you are outside of a cell zone but have WiFi you can receive calls to your cell phone number in the following way: Set call forwarding on you iPhone to your SkypeIn number. When someone calls your cell phone number it will be forwarded to your iPhone via Skype on the iPhone via WiFi. You must leave your iPhone with Skype as the last application used. Then, when your iPhone goes to sleep it will "wake up" when if a call comes in via Skype.

If Apple/ATT were smart they would have provided WiFi for iPhone from the beginning. If they don't want to lose market share they should consider implementing VOIP on WiFi in the near future.

No Problems Here


I was so worried that iSkype was going to crash on me after just a couple of minutes of being in a call, like a lot of the reviews are saying, so I didn't get my hopes up and I decided to run a test call to another Skype account from my iPod Touch to my computer. I just let it sit there while I did other stuff and right now the call has been going on for 1 hour & 20 minutes and my iPod battery's about to die, so I'd say it's a blazing success. It makes me think the crashing happens more on iPhones than iPod Touches, maybe?

Also, the sounds are superb - just subtle enough so that they're unobtrusive, but nice and familiar. (In the PC version of Skype, the hang-up sound always nearly bursts my eardrums. Not so on this one.) Overall, the whole interface is so nice. I love having the mute/pause buttons right there on the screen during a call. I really think they thought of everything except chat notifications during a call - but I'm sure that's soon to come since everybody's been screaming about it. For the first version of an app, I am totally impressed and happy :) Probably the most excited I've ever been to download an app. It's kinda cool that they kept it such a huge secret! I hate having to wait for stuff that I know isn't coming out for a while.

OH, hey, FYI - as I've been writing this review, the 20% battery warning just popped up and it automatically put the call on hold when that happened instead of hanging up - pretty cool!!!


Skype Communications S.a.r.l
103.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2003 - 2018 Skype Limited, Patents Pending. Skype, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. "Skype Credit" top-up $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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