Skype is an application that allows the user to make voice calls over the Internet Protocol. Phone and video calls between Skype users are completely free and you need to buy credit to call landlines and mobile phones. It also offers various other features such as instant messaging, file transfer, video conferencing and voice mail.
Skype is a Peer to Peer network created by Nicholas Zenstrom of Sweden and Janus Fries of Denmark. The two have previously worked together to build a file-sharing network called Kazaa. Skype had more than 500 million users by the end of 2009.
The network’s sponsor, Skype Group, was acquired by ebay in 2005, and in 2011 Microsoft bought Skype for $ 8.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg and has branches in London, Paris, Tallinn and Prague.
Privacy on Skype: New information released by the great whistleblower, Edward Snowden, shows that Microsoft is providing video and audio information that passes through the Skype platform in large quantities to the NSA (National Security Agency). Now that Skype has been in the hands of the Chinese government to spy on the affairs of the Chinese people, it can be said that it has become one of the biggest enemies of privacy in the world.
Covered operating systems: Skype covers almost all existing operating systems and Skype can be used on Android phones, Mac operating systems, Windows, BlackBerry and Linux operating systems for free.
Skype Services: Skype provides some of its services to its users for free. Some of these free services include calling toll-free numbers, calling other Skype users, group calling by voice, image, texting with other Skype users.
Skype Features and Features:
Skype calls to Skype: Call anyone anywhere in the world who has Skype for free.
Mobile and landline calls : Lower cost Mobile and landline calls from anywhere in the world.
Group call: Bring a group of people together in one call – add up to 25 people to a call
Dedicated Skype number: Wherever you are in the world, your friends can call your number on Skype.
Show contact number: Do not have an anonymous contact number… Let people know that you have called.
Skype available: Call any international number or any phone with a lower call rate.
Skype and click to call: Switch between browsing the web and calling with just one click.
Get closer to each other by making a face-to-face video call.
Group video calling: Gather a group of your friends at the same time as a shared video call
Video Messenger: Send a message that you can see, hear and feel.
Instant messaging: Write private messages with your fingers, schedule a leisure trip, work on your project, and… do all of these things as quickly as possible.
Send SMS (SMS): Send SMS to your friends using your computer keyboard.
Voice call: Are you so busy that you can’t talk? Let Skype do that.
Group use: Share messages, photos and your presence on your mobile.
Send file: Send your files , photos and videos in any volume via Skype. Just add or drag the file and drop it on Skype.
Screen Sharing: Share your computer screen with the person you are talking to.
Group screen sharing: Gather everyone in your group on one screen.
Send contact information: Easily share Skype contact information, number and name.
Skype and Facebook: Send an instant message and make a video call to your Facebook friends. Also browse your new Facebook news directly via Skype.
Wi-Fi and Skype: Connect to the Internet through more than 2 million locations worldwide.
Skype Manager: A tool for creating an account, assigning credits, and setting features
Connect to Skype: Connect to communication networks (PBX) with Skype using the possibility of internet call
Skype and Outlook.Com: Switch between your chat and video call via your Outlook account inbox with just one click.
Skype Buttons: Add them to your blog or website and allow others to instantly message or contact you with just one general.
Skype program tips:
– This software is free and has no time and structure restrictions.
– One version of Skype with online installation and two versions of EXE and MSI with offline installation will be released (MSI version is also presented in two editions); The MSI version, also known as the Business Version, has no additional settings and tools and is faster to install.
– Skype also has a version under Windows 8.1 that installs it through the Store, and since it is not possible for Iranians to access the Store, you can use the same version to install on Windows 8.1.
* (Windows XP SP3 (32-bit version only
** (Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)
Processor: At least 1 GHz
RAM: At least 512 MB
Additional software: DirectX v9.0 or above
If you’re using Windows XP SP3, make sure you’re using Internet Explorer 8 or above *
If you’re using Windows 7 (SP1), upgrade your Internet Explorer to v11 **
So installing and running the program, if you do not have a subscription, you must become a member of the Skype site and create an account for yourself.