Skype is basically a software application popular for video calling and instant message but you can do a lot with Skype.
Skype was created by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in 2003, and now owned by Microsoft since 2011.
Skype has lots of features besides video calling and instant messaging service. You can use Skype not only as a communication tool but you can do lot more with Skype.
Uses of Skype
1. Free Video calling
You can do video calling i.e. talk face-to-face from Skype free of cost with any one on the world.
2. Instant Messaging (Chat)
You can also send text messages with Skype. No need to download or use any other messaging client for instant messaging.
3. Group Video Calling
With Skype you can also do group video calling either at home or work though not free. For group video calling at home you will need Skype Premium subscription and for business purpose you need Skype Manager.
4. Call forwarding
When you can’t attend your call through Skype you can forward it to your mobile phone or even landline with some charges. Using this feature of Skype you can never miss a call.
5. Online Number
You can owe an online number and when anybody calls it you can pick up on Skype wherever you are in the world. You also get voice-mail facility with this service.
6. Send File
With Skype you can send your important document, files of any size and share with your friends and colleagues.
7. Send SMS texts with Skype
Use Skype to send SMS texts to any mobile phones even in abroad.
8. Screen Sharing i.e. Remote desktop sharing
Share your screen with any one. You can simultaneously talk and share your screen with Skype
9. Connect with Facebook
You can view your Facebook newsfeed directly via Skype, chat with your Facebook friends and also do video calling. Also you can update your Facebook status, easily like or comment on friend’s status and call your Facebook landline or mobile directly for Skype.
10. Skype Wi-Fi
Get online at over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots available worldwide and only pay for the time you’re online with Skype Credit.
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