Most of us have heard of Skype, and if this was 9 years ago, we’d probably all be running our meetings on Skype rather than Zoom or Microsoft Teams. So why not now?

With Microsoft now marketing Microsoft Teams at consumers as well as businesses, it’s not easy to see where Skype sits in the video calling landscape.

Let’s take a look at Skype’s features…

What Features does Skype have?

To put it simply… Microsoft says “Skype makes it easy to stay in touch.”

  1. Call mobiles and landlines
  2. Hold virtual meetings
  3. Get a local phone number in another country or region and answer calls on Skype
  4. HD video calling
  5. Live subtitles
  6. Mobile screen sharing
  7. Call recording
  8. Private conversations

How much does it cost?

Skype is free to download

Which devices can I use skype on?

  1. Mobile
  2. Desktop
  3. Tablet
  4. Web
  5. Alexa
  6. Xbox

Is there a business version?

Microsoft Teams has replaced Skype for business and is available to download for FREE.