Skype - 10 steps on how to make a free Skype video call and more

Skype provides the ideal way of staying in touch with the people who matter most - whether they are living around the corner or on the other side of the world
Grandmother with her granddaughterSkype is a great way to stay in touch with family around the world

Thanks to Skype, millions of users are able to make Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls anywhere in the world for free.

Whether you get in contact with your grandchild away travelling, or an old friend you haven’t seen in years - anyone can share magic moments over Skype.

All you need is a computer, an internet connection, speakers and microphone – built-in or separate, and a webcam. You can then use Skype to make free Skype-to-Skype video calls or voice calls over the internet.

Here is how you do it:

Step 1

Go to www.skype.com and click the ‘Get Skype’.

Step 2

Click on the green button ‘Get Skype for Windows’ or click ‘On your computer’ to download Skype if you are a Mac or Linux user.

Step 3

When the download is complete, double-click on the Setup file icon. Now follow the onscreen instructions to save the SkypeSetup.exe file.

Step 4

Then all you will need to do is run the SkypeSetup.exe file. The Skype Setup Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the installation.

Step 5

After the installation is complete, you can open and use Skype at any time. To Open Skype, double-click the Skype icon on your desktop or in the Start menu.

Read on to find out how to create a Skype account and make a call...

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