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Skype for iPad
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When it comes to video calling, Skype's the limit.

Acquired by Microsoft in 2011, Skype has long been a big name in the VOiP business

Skype for iPad

by Skype Communications S.a.r.l
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Skype for iPad
Skype for iPad
FREE in the App Store

Acquired by Microsoft in 2011, Skype has long been a big name in the VOiP business. Its official iPad app makes it easy to get and stay in touch with friends and family through free video calls, voice calls and chats on the go.

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What is it about?

Skype for iPad lets you enjoy free video calls and voice calls in addition to chats with your friends and family. It also lets you send photos, video messages, links, and more.

For those who...

  • ... have been satisfied with Skype's service. ... want an easy way to make video calls. ... want an app that offers video calls in addition to voice calls and chats.

Not for those who...

  • ... are content with their current favorite VOiP and messaging apps. ... don't like to use Microsoft's apps.

Why we love it

Many apps now offer video calling in addition to voice calling and messaging. But Skype remains the gold standard in video calling. It even support group video calling on mobile with up to 25 participants.

App Details

Social Networking Productivity
Last updated
November 29, 2022
Release date
August 2, 2011
More info

Skype for iPad is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $4.99

    "Skype Credit" top-up

App Store Description

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.

• Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 49 of your friends and family on a HD video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!"
• Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, grab someone’s attention with @ mentions, or create a group chat to plan a family reunion.
• Share – Send photos and videos with your family and friends. Save shared photos and videos to your camera roll. Share your screen to make travel plans with friends or present designs to your team.
• Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone in the world on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates.
• Express yourself – Liven up conversations with emoticons, GIFs, stickers, images from your device or web.
• SMS - Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide.

Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

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Access Permissions:
All permissions are optional and require consent (you can continue using Skype without granting these permissions, but certain features may not be available).

• Contacts - Skype can sync and upload your device contacts to Microsoft's servers so that you can easily find and connect with your contacts that already use Skype.
• Microphone - The microphone is needed for people to hear you during audio or video calls or for you to record audio messages.
• Camera - The camera is needed for people to see you during video calls, or for you to be able to take photos or videos whilst you’re using Skype.
• Location - You can share your location with other users or use your location to help find relevant places near you.
• Photo Library - Storage is needed to be able to store photos or to share your photos with others you may chat with.
• Notifications - Notifications allow users to know when messages or calls are received even when Skype is not actively being used.
• Siri - This allows Siri to make calls in Skype.
• Calendar - Access to the calendar is so that calls can be scheduled and added to the calendar.
• Motion Usage - Motion usage is used so that Skype can detect when your device is rotated, so that Skype can orientate the camera correctly.

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