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July 14, 2021
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Usability

7
Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

High quality audio (128)
8.5
High quality video (126)
8.1
Low bandwidth requirements (123)
6.8
Mobile support (111)
8.2
Desktop sharing (112)
8.3
Whiteboards (52)
7.4
Calendar integration (78)
7.6
Meeting initiation (100)
8.1
Integrates with social media (60)
7.1
Record meetings / events (68)
7.8
Slideshows (64)
8.0
Live chat (106)
8.6
Audience polling (58)
7.7
Q&A (55)
8.0
User authentication (82)
8.0
Participant roles & permissions (77)
7.3
Confidential attendee list (56)
7.9

What is Skype?

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes instant messaging, audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, the ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people. During video sessions, users also have the option to share their screen with other participants. Other distinctive features include background blurring, voice and text translation, location share, conversation search, and integration with Microsoft's Digital Assistant, Cortana.

This version of Skype works on phones, desktop, tablet, browsers, Alexa, and Xbox. Users can call landlines and mobile phones from around the world by paying for Skype Credit or signing up for Skype subscriptions, a monthly contract for users who only need service to specific regions. Users can also pay to have a local phone number through Skype Numbers, so that they can answer phone calls from their desktops, tablets, or smartphones. They can also send SMS text messages and share their location using the Skype mobile app.


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What is Skype?

Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.

What is Skype's best feature?

Reviewers rate Live chat highest, with a score of 8.6.

Who uses Skype?

The most common users of Skype are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.