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Skype for Android

Skype for Android is a free app for smartphones and tablets, which allows users to make free audio and video calls, and send instant messages and files between Skype users. Also, via Skype for Android, you can call to mobile/landline phones and send SMS messages at very low rates almost anywhere in the world.

File size:

30.3 MB

Operating system:

Android

Skype version:

8.45.0.43

Release date:

Total downloads:

42

Versions of Skype for Android

The table below lists all the versions of Skype for Android that have been published on our blog. In the column with the desired version number of Skype, click on the link to learn more and download the installation file.
Versions for 2019
Operating system Skype version Release date
Android 8.45.0.43
Android 8.44.0.60
Android 8.44.0.40
Android 8.43.0.53
Android 8.42.0.60
Android 8.41.0.64
Android 8.40.0.86
Android 8.39.0.185
Android 8.37.0.98
Android 8.36.0.76


Versions for 2018
Operating system Skype version Release date
Android 8.36.0.52
Android 8.35.0.71
Android 8.34.0.72
Android 8.33.0.43
Android 8.31.0.101
Android 8.31.0.92
Android 8.30.0.80
Android 8.30.0.50
Android 8.29.0.41
Android 8.28.0.41
Android 8.27.0.88
Android 8.26.0.70
Android 8.25.0.5
Android 8.24.0.2
Android 8.23.0.10
Android 8.22.0.2
Android 8.21.0.7
Android 8.15.0.195
Android 8.20.0.9
Android 8.19.0.1
Android 8.18.0.8
Android 8.17.0.4
Android 8.16.0.6
Android 8.15.0.166
Android 8.15.0.4
Android 8.14.0.11
Android 8.13.0.1


Versions for 2017
Operating system Skype version Release date
Android 8.12.0.14
Android 8.12.0.2
Android 8.10.0.4
Android 8.9.0.64295
Android 8.8.0.61630
Android 8.7.0.59973
Android 8.6.0.58070
Android 8.6.0.57460
Android 8.5.0.56085
Android 8.5.0.55324
Android 8.4.0.53426
Android 8.3.0.52046
Android 8.3.0.51670
Android 8.2.0.49163
Android 8.2.0.48850
Android 8.1.0.46539
Android 8.1.0.46142
Android 8.0.0.44736
Android 8.0.0.44446
Android 7.46.0.596
Android 7.45.0.598
Android 7.44.0.223
Android 7.44.0.215
Android 7.43.0.501
Android 7.42.0.104
Android 7.41.0.101
Android 7.39.0.194
Android 7.38.0.202
Android 7.37.0.40
Android 7.36.0.103
Android 7.35.0.130
Android 7.34.0.114
Android 7.33.0.841
Android 7.32.0.490
Android 7.31.0.280
Android 7.30.0.1372


Versions for 2016
Operating system Skype version Release date
Android 7.29.0.370
Android 7.29.0.368
Android 7.28.0.301
Android 7.27.0.295
Android 7.26.0.288
Android 7.25.0.308
Android 7.24.0.255
Android 7.22.0.322
Android 7.21.0.358
Android 7.20.0.411
Android 7.19.0.607
Android 7.18.0.505
Android 7.17.0.461
Android 7.16.0.507
Android 7.15.0.409
Android 7.14.0.305
Android 7.13.0.708
Android 7.13.0.707
Android 7.12.0.605
Android 7.11.0.559
Android 7.11.0.558
Android 7.10.0.458
Android 7.09.0.903
Android 7.08.0.557
Android 7.06.0.643
Android 7.06.0.617
Android 7.05.0.514
Android 7.04.0.618
Android 7.03.0.558
Android 7.02.0.410
Android 7.01.0.669
Android 7.00.0.655
Android 7.00.0.649
Android 6.34.0.715
Android 6.34.0.710
Android 6.33.0.575
Android 6.32.0.570
Android 6.31.0.709
Android 6.30.0.612
Android 6.29.0.758
Android 6.28.0.510
Android 6.27.0.719
Android 6.26.0.1313
Android 6.25.0.1107
Android 6.24.0.1006
Android 6.23.0.704
Android 6.22.0.680
Android 6.21.0.560
Android 6.20.0.618
Android 6.19.0.460
Android 6.18.0.911
Android 6.17.0.420
Android 6.16.0.1919


Versions for 2015
Operating system Skype version Release date
Android 6.15.0.1162
Android 6.15.0.1153
Android 6.14.0.665
Android 6.13.0.608
Android 6.12.0.585
Android 6.11.0.518
Android 6.10.0.620
Android 6.10.0.606
Android 6.8.0.590
Android 6.7.0.460
Android 6.6.0.333
Android 6.5.0.351
Android 6.4.0.309

Also, you can download latest version of Skype for Android from the official website.


Skype Features

Some characteristics and features of Skype for Android:
  • Chat (instant messaging)
  • Calls between Skype users
  • Video calls Skype (only on certain phones Android)
  • Calls to mobile and landline phones
  • Receive calls to Skype numbers
  • Participation in group calls
  • Phone book synchronization with Android
  • Import contacts from your phonebook
  • Call forwarding
  • List of favorite contacts
  • Filtering the list of contacts on the list
  • Send SMS-messages from Skype
  • Voicemails
  • Video messages
  • Send files
  • Connecting to Bluetooth devices


System requirements

Before you download Skype for Android, make sure that your device meets the following requirements:
  • Operating system:
    • From Skype 5 to the latest versions, Android 4.0 and above is required
    • On Android 2.2 and 3.x, you can install Skype 4 or lower
  • Hardware:
    • Processor frequency at least 800 MHz
    • Type of processor
      • ARMv7 (supports all the functions of Skype)
      • ARMv6 (video calls are not supported)
    • Speakers or headphones (if you want to hear the interlocutor)
    • Microphone (if you want that interlocutor heard you)
    • Broadband Internet access for a high-quality communication
    • A minimum of 27 MB free space
  • Permissions:
    • Device & app history
      • Retrieve running apps
    • Identity
      • Read your own contact card
      • Add or remove accounts
      • Find accounts on the device
    • Contacts
      • Find accounts on the device
      • Read your contacts
      • Modify your contacts
    • Location
      • Precise location (GPS and network-based)
      • Approximate location (network-based)
    • SMS
      • Read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      • Receive text messages (SMS)
    • Phone
      • Directly call phone numbers
    • Photos/Media/Files
      • Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
      • Read the contents of your USB storage
    • Camera
      • Take pictures and videos
    • Microphone
      • Record audio
    • Wi-Fi
      • View Wi-Fi connections
    • Device ID & call information
      • Read phone status and identity
    • Others
      • Read sync statistics
      • Receive data from Internet
      • Control vibration
      • Run at startup
      • Disable your screen lock
      • Use accounts on the device
      • Draw over other apps
      • Pair with Bluetooth devices
      • Read sync settings
      • Send sticky broadcast
      • Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      • Create accounts and set passwords
      • Toggle sync on and off
      • Prevent device from sleeping
      • View network connections
      • Change your audio settings
      • Modify system settings
      • Full network access

Features of Skype for Android

Free features:
  • Send instant messages
  • Remove sent messages
  • Edit sent messages
  • Quote interlocutor messages
  • Search messages in chat history
  • Format text
  • Conversations synchronization
  • Perform commands in the chat
  • Make video calls
  • Make audio calls
  • Mute microphone during a call
  • Rate the quality of the last call
  • Display technical information
  • Make a test call
  • Add new contacts
  • Rename contacts
  • Edit contacts information
  • Import contacts
  • Make a backup of contacts
  • Block contacts
  • Unblock contacts
  • Contacts synchronization
  • Add contacts to favorites
  • Filter contacts
  • Support of Skype Bots
  • Send files
  • Receive files
  • Cancel sending of file
  • Send video messages
  • Send emoticons
  • Send mojis
  • Send countries flags
  • Share location on the map
  • Customize notifications
  • Change chat settings
  • Adjust video settings
  • Customize emoticons
  • Customize mojis
  • Enable accessibility mode
  • Register new account
  • Sign out of Skype
  • Automatic logon in Windows
  • Choose from whom receive messages
  • Choose from whom receive calls
  • Upload avatar
  • Update mood status
  • Remove conversation with one contact
  • View history without Internet access
  • Online
  • Offline
  • Away
  • Preview files and links
  • Translate voice and text
  • Create events and reminders
  • Install Skype
  • Support of URI scheme "skype:"
  • See the current version
  • Send feedback
Paid features:
  • Send SMS messages
  • Call international numbers
  • Support of "Caller ID"
  • Forward incoming calls
  • Configure the voicemail
  • Support of "Skype To Go"
  • Support of "Skype Wi-Fi"

27 comments

  1. 0 0 0
    Hamid (karma: +6),
    I can not use Skype.
    My name : ***
    Email: ***
    Password: ***
    Code: ***
    Phone number : ***

    Skype login is impossible for me.
    Regards
    Hamid
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hello dear Hamid! First of all, please never publish your confidential information on any website. About your problem, can you explain please which error occurs and what is your Skype version?
    2. 0 0 0
      Ephraim Ibrahim (karma: +3),
      Yes the email is mine
  2. 0 0 0
    AbroadVermin36 (karma: +6),
    I can buy on euro.....i'm europen
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hey! Can you explain please what do you mean?
  3. 0 0 0
    aneke (karma: 0),
    I can't access my skype
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      In order to help you, please provide more details about your system, and specify the Skype version and error message that occurs.
  4. 0 0 0
    Daniel (karma: 0),
    Hello,

    is there a particular reason why the site doesnt seem to archive Android versions anymore? The latest available here is 7.11 while the latest release is 7.43.

    Thanks
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hi! Sorry for this, but the only reason is that I do not have time to publish them. I hope that I will find the time to do this and keep all versions up-to-date.
  5. 0 0 0
    John Etta (karma: +3),
    Please help.
    I cannot get skype started. I have downloaded a million skypes. no result.
    On my home page when I pull up skype I get this message...Skype free- IM & Video calls NOT COMPATIBLE
    My Android is old (DOG) . I have down loaded old versions , new versions of skype. I keep gett ing the same old message ...not compatible. I am going out of my mind with this same old message.
    Please tell what version of skype I need to download and install. please. help. I have my old android about 3-4 years. I go to play store and download skype... no good. same not compaible.
    I need an old version for my old "dog".
    Please help and tell me what version of skype to download and where I can find it.
    Please help. I need help.
    Thank you.
    John Etta.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hi! I can be wrong, but either your device is no longer supported or you have a ARMv6 processor. To say for sure, I need more technical details about your device and if possible, please make a screenshot of the error.
  6. 0 0 0
    Adi (karma: +3),
    Hi, I installed your 7.11. version on my Huawei, using Android 6.0.1. I was looking for an older version for a while, because the latest skype version is incompatible (messages appear sent but the contacts don't receive anything, no sync for contact list, doesn't recognize my account altogether). Your skype version is unable to connect to skype. Could you please tell me how to fix it? The firewall is disabled, the AVG as well.
  7. 0 -1 1
    luweitest (karma: +11),
    Skype for Android version 6 could not connect now, and the latest version has proceeded to 8, which have a new design I don't like. I have a version 7.36.0.103. Do you need it?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Thanks for the suggestion! I have a collection of all versions, but I do not have time to upload and publish them to the blog. Nevertheless, if necessary, I will contact you.
  8. 0 0 0
    Vikram (karma: +3),
    Hi,
    During the video call, once I go to chat window for typing messages, if I come back to video, the other side video not coming up at all.

    The version used is Android 8.23.0.10. on Samsung Galaxy Pro C9, Android 7.1.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Vikram
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hello Vikram! Unfortunately, I cannot test this version right now. But if this issue occurs with all your contacts, most likely this is a bug, and you need to report it via Skype → Help and feedback → Report a problem.
  9. 0 0 0
    C m (karma: +3),
    Why do.I now have to set password for account when I used to b able to access it by clicking on screen app before the same way ad on my desk top
  10. 0 0 0
    Gerald (karma: 0),
    I enjoy Skype thanks for it
  11. 0 0 0
    pewan (karma: 0),
    i will seriously love your services
  12. 0 0 0
    Mr X (karma: +10),
    Apologies if this is a bit redundant to write on this post as well as another asking same thing but been trying to understand the confusing version numbers and compatability inconsistency. I have Android 5.0.1 and Play Store is displaying Skype 8.15.0.419 as the latest version for me to download which was only released back on March 20th 2019. Anyone know if Skype made a special version of Skype for this version of Android or is this some error? Have they made an announcement they are going to soon stop support for Android 5.0.1?
    1. 0 0 0
      Mr X (karma: +10),
      A little update. I still have no clue. I had talked to Skype support and the person i talked to sounded like they didn't know what they were talking about and implied it was just a bug on my end. Since when do bugs have their own unique version numbers and release dates? Any answers on what's up with this Skype version number? I had updated to the 8.15.0.419 and it has a feature missing, an away status display (just shows people offline). Which I am not 100% sure but seems to effect my ability to call when someone is away. This is annoying. Would be nice to know if this really is a version released at the end of March and another version for my version of Android will roll out or if it's Play Store not displaying a proper update.

      [Updated ]
      Okay I just got off talking to support again for over an hour for just the one simple question. Apparently 8.15.0.419 is a patch release I was told. The person i spoke to was a bit confusing and maybe didn't have all the info but they said for my Android 5.0.1 I am stuck at this skype version number unless I root my phone and update the OS. Lol Skype is managed terribly.
  13. 0 0 0
    Reza (karma: +12),
    Hello, what can I do to install the classic version again? Anything I do not allow login. Please help me with the old version.

    [Updated ]
    Hello, Unfortunately for some time, I do anything. I can not go to the old and classic version. Apparently this is an outdated version of my work with Skype. It's just that the old version does not work. I do not like the new version at all. Please help me with this limitation. Fix it if you can design an old version
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hello! Unfortunately, Microsoft has disabled Skype 7 and users cannot use it anymore on any operating systems.
    2. 0 0 0
      Mr X (karma: +10),
      Have looked into Skype Lite for Android to see if you like it any better? It leaves out some of the bloated features of Skype 8 for Android and optimizes for low performing devices and unstable internet connections.
  14. 1 +1 0
    Reza (karma: +12),
    Why Skype does not release Persian version for our use of Iranians
    We are a lot of Persian speakers from Skype
    Please keep track of this and ask us to hear from the authorities
  15. 0 0 0
    Reza (karma: +12),
    Please help me. I would love to install the classic skype version on Windows and the computer, but unfortunately it is not active and out of date. Please help me install the classic version.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1140),
      Hello Reza! Unfortunately, Microsoft has disabled Skype 7 and users cannot use it anymore on any operating systems. To continue using Skype you should update it to Skype 8 or use Skype for Web.

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