Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls
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Skype - free IM & video calls review

Skype is a mobile application for text and video calls. It supports other functions as well. These include making a free call by phone number, sharing files, and organizing video conferences. 

Interface 9/10

The interface of the Skype mobile application is familiar to many users. The main menu is in blue and white. You can change the interface language at any time (more than 10 languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese, are supported).

Switching between the interface menus is intuitive. In one click, you can select a chat or added a user to write a text message or make a video call. 

Features 9/10

  • Video calls with up to 24 participants connected at the same time;
  • High Picture Quality (HD);
  • Convenient online chat to communicate with users and share files/photos;
  • Making calls to mobile phones and sending text SMS;
  • Record voice messages and send them instantly via chat.

The Skype feature looks complete. The developers have not announced any immediate plans to change the features of this mobile application. It used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. This is proof of the stability of all Skype features. 

Usability 9/10

No special skills or experience are required to use Skype features. Right from the main menu of the mobile app you can go online chatting, make a call or send a document to a user. You can change the chat display format and interface language from the settings menu. In an open dialog with the user, you can not only share videos, photos, or documents. You can also create an online survey, send your geolocation, or create a call reminder with the selected participant.

During a video call, the screen demonstration function is active. If desired, the microphone or video is turned off (together or separately). 

All Skype features are free for smartphones, tablets, and computers (extra charge may be charged for calls to phones at mobile operators' rates). 

Compatibility 9/10

The mobile application for video calls and text communication works steadily on devices with Android operating system version 5.0 and higher. 

Verdict

Skype developed many years ago. More than 1 billion people have used it all time. Now all the functionality of the mobile application is available for users of smartphones and tablets on Android. Developers pay great attention to the convenience of the interface and functionality. Recently, it has become even easier to call users by phone number directly via Skype. 

You can use Skype for personal, educational, and professional purposes. With free access to features, you can use the program without restrictions. 

Cons:

  • The number of participants in the video call is limited

Pros:

  • All functions of the mobile app are free
  • Simultaneous connection of up to 24 participants of the video call
  • Online chat with SMS and file transfer
  • Simple and visually pleasing interface
  • Wide range of interface languages

Design and Usability 9

Key Functions 9

Security 9

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