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About Skype

This article is about the instant messaging client. For the company which develops it, see Skype Technologies.
Skype
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Screenshot of Skype 6.2 on Windows 7
Original author(s) Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn
Developer(s) Skype Technologies S.A.
(Microsoft Corporation)
Initial release August 2003; 11 years ago (2003-08)
Stable release
Written in Delphi, Objective-C, C++ with Qt
Operating system Windows, Windows Phone 8, OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, PSP, PSVita, Xbox One, Fire Phone
Available in 38 languages
Type VoIP, Instant messaging, Videoconferencing
License Freemium (Adware)
Website www.skype.com

Skype /'ska?p/ is a telecommunications application software that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones. Users can also send instant messages, exchange files and images, send video messages and create conference calls. Skype is available to download onto computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.

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