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Skype for Android

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Skype for Android: Skype is the most popular VoIP client in the world. Its features, such as calls and sending free messages via the Internet, can be used on any type of device (computer, tablet and smartphone) and on all the most popular software platforms. Among these, of course, there is no lack of Android.

Skype for Android it is, in fact, one of the must-have applications for the operating system of the green robot and, even if the restrictions of the operators often prevent them from taking advantage of 3G / 4G calls, it allows each month to save some money on their conversations. Let’s see together how to make the most of it.

If you want to download Skype for Androidthe first step you need to take is to open the Google Play Store on your mobile phone (by selecting the service icon from the menu with all the apps installed on the device). At this point, press the icon of magnifying glass located at the top right, type the term Skype in the search bar and presses the button with the magnifying glass located at the bottom right (in the Android virtual keyboard) to find the application.

Then select the icon of Skype from the search results and first presses the button Install and then on I accept to start downloading the app on your smartphone. At the end of the download, Skype will install itself on Android completely automatically and will be ready to use.

Use Skype for Android it’s really that simple. Start the application via its icon that appears in the app menu installed on your mobile and press the button Skype name or on the button Microsoft account to access the service using the username and password of your Skype account or your Microsoft account (Outlook, Live, Hotmail).

If this is your first time using Skype and / or you do not have a Microsoft account, create a free profile on the service by selecting the item Create an account located at the bottom of the screen. So scroll the screen that opens up and down, press the button I accept to accept the conditions of use of Skype and fill out the form that is proposed to you.

The information that is requested is: first name, Skype name (i.e. the username you wish to use on the service), password, email address And cellphone number. Fill in all the fields, then remove the check mark from the item Yes, I would like to receive news and special offers from Skype if you do not want to receive promotional emails and presses the button to complete the registration procedure.

Skype for Android

Once your account is created, you will be redirected to the main screen of Skype for Android which is divided into three areas: the one called Recent with the list of calls and conversations that took place most recently, Favorites with the list of your favorite contacts e People with all contacts.

To add new people to the Skype address book, press the key Menu smartphone and select the item Add people from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, type the name, email address or phone number of a person you know is subscribed to the service and presses the button Search for to find it.

Then, select the name you are interested in from the search results and press the button Add to contacts to send him a contact request.

Once you get confirmation from the person contacted, you will find their name in the section People by Skype. To talk to her, simply select her name from the list and use the text field located at the bottom of the screen to chat or the icon of the telephone to call her. If you want to start a video call, press the icon of video camera which appears at the bottom left after starting a phone call.


As you surely know, with Skype you can also contact standard telephone numbers, but in this case, unfortunately, the calls are not free. You must therefore top up your account with credit or sign up for a subscription by going to your profile page (if you do not know how to access it, presses on your photo located at the top right of the main Skype screen) and selecting the item Skype Credit.

After recharging, you can call any telephone user in the world (landline and mobile) by pressing the icon telephone at the bottom left and typing the number to contact, complete with international prefix (eg. +39 for Italy), on the keypad that appears. Find all rates for international calls on Skype at this web page.


Finally, I point out that you can customize your Skype profile by adding information, such as date of birth and city of residence, by pressing on your photo at the top right and selecting the item View profile in the screen that opens.

To change your profile picture, instead, select your current photo and choose a photo from tunnel of Android or take a picture in real time with the mobile phone camera.