Skype - free IM & video calls
Skype - free IM & video calls review
Skype is a time-proven communication app that is available for free and allows you to arrange video calls and chat on the go. You can initiate an event and join it making a single tap. The app does not require signing up.
Design and Usability, 5/5
Skype is reliable and smooth. It comes with a range of features that are easily accessed as far as the updated interface is intuitive. On the Home page, you will find a search box and a set of buttons like Add Bots, Create Conversation, and Call Phones. There is also a contact list with the most frequently used ones placed at the head of the list. The app allows viewing the recent conversations, setting the status updates, choosing among Offline, Online, Away, Invisible, Do Not Disturb.
You can use it on almost any mobile device with Apple, Android, or Windows operating systems. Installation is simple. After downloading, you should adjust the settings, choose the language, create your account, and do other things to make the app ready for usage. Here, you will have to enter your personal data, location, and contact details. Skype can help you to test your speakers, microphone, and camera. Finally, create a list of your contacts adding their phone numbers or inviting the existing users of Skype.
Key Functions, 5/5
First, Skype provides face-to-face and group video calling with additional features like a refusal of camera. This service is available for free. Then, you can use the app to make international calls connecting with standard phones. You can exchange text messages in a chatting room. It is possible to hold video sessions with up to ten participants, share photos, screens, videos. There are chatbots and a live translation option. If you subscribe, you can communicate with the people who are not on your contact list.
The app has secure encrypting communication to prevent unauthorized users from access to conversations. There is a secure payment system providing the safety of your credit card details. You should know that your operator can apply his data charges.
- Your call can be recorded without permission, but you will be informed of this.
- The app is available for free
- It comes with tons of additional features
- It is secure.