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Remarkable features of Skype

Differences between Skype versions


Choose chat type: 1-on-1   Cloud chat   P2P-chat  
Messages
Send instant messages
Remove sent messages
Edit sent messages
Quote interlocutor messages ±
Search messages in chat history
Format text
Send SMS messages $ $ $ $
Conversations synchronization
Mention users
Perform commands in the chat ? ±
Calls
Make video calls
Make audio calls
Call international numbers $ $ $ $ $ $
Support of "Caller ID" $ $ $ $ $ $
Forward incoming calls $ $
Configure the voicemail $ $ $
Automatically answer incoming calls ? ? ? ? ?
Support of "Skype To Go" $ $ $ $ $ $
Put the call on hold
Mute microphone during a call
Enable "Push-to-talk" function
Rate the quality of the last call ?
Display technical information ?
Contacts
Add new contacts
Rename contacts
Edit contacts information
Import contacts
Make a backup of contacts
Block contacts
Contacts synchronization
Create own lists of contacts
Add contacts to favorites
Filter contacts
Copy the username
Support of Skype Bots
Files
Send files
Receive files
Cancel sending of file
Delete sent files ?
Video Messages
Send video messages
Save video messages ? ? ? ? ?
Delete video messages ? ? ? ? ?
Sharing
Share screen
Share contacts
Send emoticons ±
Send mojis
Send countries flags
Share location on the map
Settings
Customize notifications
Change chat settings
Adjust audio settings ?
Adjust video settings ?
Change notification sounds ? ? ? ? ?
Change language ± ± ±
Change network settings
Customize emoticons
Customize mojis
Change font style
Enable accessibility mode ?
Account
Register new account ±
Sign out of Skype
Use multiple accounts
Switch between accounts ± ? ± ± ± ±
Remove account from the device ? ±
Automatic logon in Windows
Privacy
Hide the number of contacts ?
Hide local time ?
Hide typing indicator ?
Choose from whom receive messages ?
Choose from whom receive calls ?
Choose from whom receive video ?
Hide profile photo ?
Disable cookies files ?
Profile
Upload avatar
Update mood status
Change name ?
Change phone ?
Change email ?
Specify place of residence ?
Specify date of birth ?
Specify website ?
Fill in the field about yourself ?
History
Clear all history ± ?
Remove conversation with one contact ?
Make a backup copy of conversations ?
Disable history ?
Hide conversation ?
View history without Internet access ?
Statuses
Online ?
Offline ?
Away ?
Do Not Disturb ?
Invisible ?
Other
Preview files and links ?
Translate voice and text ?
Support of "Skype Wi-Fi" $ ? $ $ $
Create events and reminders ?
Install Skype ? ±
Update Skype ± ? ±
Support of URI scheme "skype:" ?
See the current version ?
Send feedback ?
Messages
Send instant messages
Remove sent messages
Edit sent messages
Quote interlocutor messages ±
Search messages in chat history
Format text
Send SMS messages $ $ $ $
Conversations synchronization
Mention users
Perform commands in the chat ? ±
Calls
Make video calls
Make audio calls
Call international numbers $ $ $ $ $ $
Support of "Caller ID" $ $ $ $ $ $
Forward incoming calls $ $
Configure the voicemail $ $ $
Automatically answer incoming calls ? ? ? ? ?
Support of "Skype To Go" $ $ $ $ $ $
Put the call on hold
Mute microphone during a call
Enable "Push-to-talk" function
Rate the quality of the last call ?
Display technical information ?
Contacts
Add new contacts
Rename contacts
Edit contacts information
Import contacts
Make a backup of contacts
Block contacts
Contacts synchronization
Create own lists of contacts
Add contacts to favorites
Filter contacts
Copy the username
Support of Skype Bots
Files
Send files
Receive files
Cancel sending of file
Delete sent files ?
Video Messages
Send video messages
Save video messages ? ? ? ? ?
Delete video messages ? ? ? ? ?
Sharing
Share screen
Share contacts
Send emoticons ±
Send mojis
Send countries flags
Share location on the map
Settings
Customize notifications
Change chat settings
Adjust audio settings ?
Adjust video settings ?
Change notification sounds ? ? ? ? ?
Change language ± ± ±
Change network settings
Customize emoticons
Customize mojis
Change font style
Enable accessibility mode ?
Account
Register new account ±
Sign out of Skype
Use multiple accounts
Switch between accounts ± ? ± ± ± ±
Remove account from the device ? ±
Automatic logon in Windows
Privacy
Hide the number of contacts ?
Hide local time ?
Hide typing indicator ?
Choose from whom receive messages ?
Choose from whom receive calls ?
Choose from whom receive video ?
Hide profile photo ?
Disable cookies files ?
Profile
Upload avatar
Update mood status
Change name ?
Change phone ?
Change email ?
Specify place of residence ?
Specify date of birth ?
Specify website ?
Fill in the field about yourself ?
History
Clear all history ± ?
Remove conversation with one contact ?
Make a backup copy of conversations ?
Disable history ?
Hide conversation ?
View history without Internet access ?
Statuses
Online ?
Offline ?
Away ?
Do Not Disturb ?
Invisible ?
Other
Preview files and links ?
Translate voice and text ?
Support of "Skype Wi-Fi" $ ? $ $ $
Create events and reminders ?
Install Skype ? ±
Update Skype ± ? ±
Support of URI scheme "skype:" ?
See the current version ?
Send feedback ?
? ? ? ? ? ?
Messages
Send instant messages
Remove sent messages
Edit sent messages
Quote interlocutor messages
Search messages in chat history
Format text
Send SMS messages $ $ $ $
Conversations synchronization
Mention users
Perform commands in the chat ?
Calls
Make video calls
Make audio calls
Call international numbers $ $ $ $ $
Support of "Caller ID" $ $ $ $ $
Forward incoming calls $ $
Configure the voicemail $ $ $
Automatically answer incoming calls ? ? ? ?
Support of "Skype To Go" $ $ $ $ $
Put the call on hold
Mute microphone during a call
Enable "Push-to-talk" function
Rate the quality of the last call ?
Display technical information ?
Contacts
Add new contacts
Rename contacts
Edit contacts information
Import contacts
Make a backup of contacts
Block contacts
Contacts synchronization
Create own lists of contacts
Add contacts to favorites
Filter contacts
Copy the username
Support of Skype Bots
Files
Send files
Receive files
Cancel sending of file
Delete sent files ?
Video Messages
Send video messages
Save video messages ? ? ? ?
Delete video messages ? ? ? ?
Sharing
Share screen
Share contacts
Send emoticons ±
Send mojis
Send countries flags
Share location on the map
Settings
Customize notifications
Change chat settings
Adjust audio settings ?
Adjust video settings ?
Change notification sounds ? ? ? ?
Change language ± ± ±
Change network settings
Customize emoticons
Customize mojis
Change font style
Enable accessibility mode ?
Account
Register new account
Sign out of Skype
Use multiple accounts
Switch between accounts ± ? ± ± ±
Remove account from the device ?
Automatic logon in Windows
Privacy
Hide the number of contacts ?
Hide local time ?
Hide typing indicator ?
Choose from whom receive messages ?
Choose from whom receive calls ?
Choose from whom receive video ?
Hide profile photo ?
Disable cookies files ?
Profile
Upload avatar
Update mood status
Change name ?
Change phone ?
Change email ?
Specify place of residence ?
Specify date of birth ?
Specify website ?
Fill in the field about yourself ?
History
Clear all history ± ?
Remove conversation with one contact ?
Make a backup copy of conversations ?
Disable history ?
Hide conversation ?
View history without Internet access ?
Statuses
Online ?
Offline ?
Away ?
Do Not Disturb ?
Invisible ?
Other
Preview files and links ?
Translate voice and text ?
Support of "Skype Wi-Fi" $ ? $ $ $
Create events and reminders ?
Install Skype ?
Update Skype ± ?
Support of URI scheme "skype:" ?
See the current version ?
Send feedback ?
? ? ? ? ? ?

* The information is only relevant for the latest version of Skype on the date at and may contain inaccuracies. Always check the accuracy of the information on the official website.

Notation conventions:
Supported
Not supported
? Not known if the function is supported
± Supported partially
$ Paid feature

2 comments

  1. 1 +1 0
    Claudius,
    Great and handy list. Very useful when using Skype across platforms. Thanks for compiling this.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Thanks for feedback. Glad to see that you found it useful (happy)

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