My favorite app is Skype. It was first released in August 2003. Skype was created by the Swede Niklas Zennstrom and Dane Janus Friis. Its back end was set up by Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, Estonians. It was also used in the music-sharing application named Kazaa.
Skype allows users to communicate over the Internet by voice. This communication can be using a microphone for voice, using a webcam for video and also instant messaging. Skype-to-Skype calls to other users are free. Some network administrators have banned Skype. The reason is an inappropriate usage of resources, out-ranged bandwidth usage, and security. You may exchange digital documents such as images, text, video and any others.
If you pay a little bit, you can do more things. For example, call phones, access Wi-Fi or send texts, etc.
There are many features of Skype which are explained below:
Skype users can call landlines and Skype numbers. Some of its features due to which it is a favorite app are:
Skype-to-Skype calls are always free. It doesn’t matter what distance you are, whether you are calling home or in foreign.
You can also make Group Calls. Maximum 25 people can join a group call with beautiful voice quality.
You can sign up for a Skype Number. Through this, you can build business and stay in touch while living abroad.
You can also forward a call if someone wants to talk to your relative by calling you.
You can manage your ID. You are not an unknown person by using Skype.
Calls to cell phones and landline
You can also call to a mobile number or landline. If your friends are not on Skype, then you may also call to their numbers using Skype with very low rates. You have to pay to Skype.
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Using your mobile or landline, you can make and receive international calls at very low price.
There are also further features in the video.
One-to-One video call
You can get a closer face to face video call with your friend.
You can make a group of friends together and make a video call with everyone at the same time. A good reason to call it as a favorite app.
Some features of Messaging are:
4. Sharing in Skype includes:
Group Screen Sharing
Screen Sharing (Share computer’s screen with others.)
5. Some Other Features
There are also some other features in Skype like:
Contact me Button
Skype Extension (Fast access to features like sharing from your browser)
Skype is available on all major Operating Systems like Android, IOS, and Windows phone.
1. Window Phones
Its simple interface lets you do call and messaging efficiently. Video quality is not great even on Wi-Fi. You cannot manage your Skype account also. Overall, it is simple in use but has poor audio and video quality. Its rating is 7.0 and number of downloads are more than 91.8M.
Skype 4.0 has fantastic audio and video quality. Overall, the app runs smoothly. It is still missing group video chats and no file sharing between users. Also, there’s no way to switch between front and back camera during a video call. Its rating is 4.0 and number of downloads are more than 8.9 lac. Overall, it is excellent in use for Android.
It has not been truly redesigned since IOS 4. But the new version adds a fresh look, faster performance, easier group chatting, and better notification control. Overall, it’s perfect for IOS too. Its rating is 4.0 and number of downloads are more than 80M.
Overall, Skype is an awesome application to use for social purposes.