Free, feature-packed messaging and calls service
License: Free for personal use only
Update: Microsoft has announced that Android is losing its native Skype app. Instead Skype services will be offered through the cloud.
Skype is a popular Internet messaging platform that offers free voice and video calls, instant messaging and group chat.
Skype for Android allows you to:
- Talk face to face with a video call
- Start group video calls with up to 25 people
- Free voice calls to anyone else on Skype
- Call mobiles and landlines at low rates (Skype to Skype calls are always free)
- Share photos, video messages, your location and add emoticons and emojis to your chat
Note: Support for Android OS version 4.0.2 and below will no longer be available from October 2016, the Skype app for these versions will continue to work (possibly with some limitations) until early 2017, when we finish moving Skype calling to the cloud.