The Instant Messaging Skype 2016 Free Download is still good for Internet telephony, also called Voice over IP (VoIP). This said, this application was the first of its kind. Simplifies provides Skype 2016 Free Downloadcreates a direct telephone connection between two (or more) program users and uses for the Internet. Wherever you are in the world when you have an internet connection and a headset or speakers and microphone, you can call or chat with his contacts. With a webcam, even with video!
Basically, this direct connection, as well as the program itself, for free. After you download Skype 2016 Free Download has nothing to do other than to register and then to look for his friends. The own user name, in this case is something like a phone number. This can pass it to be accessible for others.
For individuals and even for company provides Skype 2016 Free Download is a complete solution. The numerous, free program features enable telephony, chat, video conferencing and teleconferencing. Against relatively low fees Skype 2016 Free Download jumps out of the internet and also calling landlines and mobiles at, sent SMS and acts as an answering machine with SMS forwarding.
Skype 2016 Free Download is no longer caught up in his own world for a long time. The group behind Skype, Microsoft has the Windows Live Messenger integrated, so you can also use Skype to chat with its Windows Live contacts. And for a relationship with Facebook Skype even serves as a connection to the chat Facebook friends.
Simple and well
The main criteria for the global spread of Skype 2016 Free Download are the price (free), the numerous opportunities and above all the ease of use. Even inexperienced computer users can use Skype without problems. Computer headsets have become colored plugs that match the same color ports on the PC. The Skype download is done free and fast. Registration is free and simple. And the user interface is simple and clear.
So it’s clear that Skype 2016 Free Download is far from the undisputed leader in the field of Internet telephony security. That has certainly also the company Microsoft thinking when they for fabled 8.5 billion (!) Dollars to Skype also mitbietenden rivals Facebook and Google in his face snatched.
Skype 2016 entry into the world of Internet telephony
Skype Downloads are available for each operating system. Of course, for Windows, but for example also for Linux, Mac, and even as an app for iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones! That’s because all these versions of Skype 2016 Free Download have recourse to the same communication protocol. They speak virtually the same language.
But for that to work around the world, a kind of telephone directory must be managed anywhere. A collection of the contacts, contact details and user names. This collection is located on the Skype servers.
So to his friend “xxyyzz559”, aka Matthias pattern guy to call, certain requirements must be met. Unlike in real life Skyper can specify who is allowed to contact them namely.
This works so something like this:
After Skype 2016 Free Download the program is installed and running. Then, the new user creates a Skype account. Various private data will be collected.
How truthfully filling in that each self is left. Important are the unique username and email address and password. The email address can namely restore his Skype 2016 Free Download password if you forget it, but at least still know their used e-mail address.
After the first Skype 2016 Free application will be tested only once, if the technical conditions are right. If a headset is connected – or at least in speaker and microphone? Is there perhaps even a webcam? Does everything work? If it worked, it can theoretically go.
But who can you call? The contact list is empty. So have her contacts. If you already know Skype 2016 Free names of his friends, the search function finds you well. Clicking “Add to Contacts”, but also does not bring us even further. Because here is privacy worth anything, which means that you can call anyone who does not allow.
With growing number of Skype 2016 Free Download users are also “adult” become. They call themselves no longer “Luzifer666” or “Karl Noname”, but use their real names. And under the one finds them then in the search box.
User “xxyyzz559” was therefore found – but only if he in turn confirms the contact request, a direct connection is possible. We continue therefore only after its approval.
As soon as someone from the contact list logs on, Skype 2016 Free Download announced that the main server, which then sends this fact to all connected contacts. So everyone knows that the contact is now accessible.
So this is much more comfortable than in normal life. So here I know immediately whether I can reach my friend or not.
Additional functions of Skype 2016 Free Download
Skype 2016 Free chat
Skype is a communications program. With Skype 2016 Free Download one puts not only a Voice over IP program, but also a comfortable, simple and secure chat.
This function is called in to Skype 2016 Free Download “Send Instant Message” and distinguishes between a Skype chat or a “real” SMS – but more on that later.
Practically this is that these chats are logged and can be called up again later. Assuming you want that too. And if not that can be switched off by clicking in the option settings. How this is done is further read below.
The chat windows are tidy and clear. Who has time chatting longer time at Facebook, will appreciate that. Speaking of Facebook: By connecting its Skype 2016 Free with his Facebook account, so are now available all Facebook contacts also Skype available. Now Skype can be used as a chat system, replacing the system of Facebook Chat. They allow you to get used quickly.
Video calls via Skype 2016 Free Download
Assuming you have a webcam, you can use for video calling your Skype. This of course makes the most fun when both sides can see each other.
After the download Skype 2016 Free Download and the first registration will be held a first hardware device. First, the presence of a headset is checked. Then also takes place by searching for a camera if desired. And this has been correctly detected, it is immediately available for real-time video telephony available.
This video calling are provided free Skype-based functions. Of course, the amount of transferred data is strongly increased. If the sound quality remains good, while you can see live mutually, then it’s advisable that are both parties to a fast internet connection. The attempt on the mobile Internet, is expected to be rather pointless.
Free Conference Calling
Conference calls sounds now so business terms, but basically that means but only that a group of people can talk at the same time. Exactly what you do when you get together with friends.
That goes with Skype 2016 Free Download so easily online. With an ever so good landline phone such teleconferences are often an annoying thing and never actually work when all individuals are at different locations.
With Skype 2016 Free you his contact simply drag the mouse in a group and can then call this whole group. Ideal to clarify about before going out with the girls, what you put on. Or to check with the guys who brings what to the party – or whom.
Of course, such a Skype 2016 Free conference calls intrinsically also for company! In combination with a webcam, you can replace all the meetings. And anyone can stay where he has just work anyway.
Once one thinks about hundreds of possible applications for such teleconferences. Working together on solving problems, family reunion online, even online training or -Vorlesungen are theoretically possible – and easy and free. Up to 10 people can simultaneously connect with Skype 2016 Free Download.
Access to Facebook or Microsoft account
It is not absolutely necessary, extra to create a Skype 2016 Free Download account, after you have downloaded and installed Skype. Use is in fact also a Facebook account possible that by now almost everyone calls his own. And – finally Skype is one of Microsoft – is also a Microsoft account to login.
Once the account is linked to Facebook, look at all Facebook contacts are in the Skype interface. Now Skype functions as a chat system for Facebook friends and also shows us the same to who is available online. Instead of having to log into Facebook, there to use the tiny chat window, his Facebook chats can now easily perform with Skype 2016 Free Download. The others do not notice me, that they are to a certain extent been overshadowed by the outside.
True telephone conversations Skype 2016
The basic functions of Internet telephony, video telephony and chatting are possible and permanently free just after the Skype 2016 Free Download and registration. In fact, Skype also offers but the function to call real phones and cell phones, and to send real SMS.
This in a sense of jumping out of the internet is accomplished. And at that moment it cost to use Skype money. Skype works well everywhere, where both sides have a stable Internet connection. And it is worth it where you want to call a regular phone anywhere in the world. For about 2.6 US cents phoning for example, a minute in the United States. For a telephone conversation to Mallorca falling to just 2.2 cents. So Skype 2016 Free Download is also an opportunity cost to call his internet-less friends on vacation at the hotel. Does the Skype user from a subscription, the fees will again significantly cheaper.
For this purpose, you have to buy Skype Credit that world is connected to the Skype 2016 Free account then and is available everywhere. This credit can be used for calls to landlines to mobile phones and also for sending SMS.
Pay can be these “boots” internationally with the most common payment services such as PayPal, credit cards or PayPal. The amounts are shown with value added tax and are tax-specify as telephone costs. So Skype is worthwhile for companies who need to make international calls on a regular basis.
With Skype 2016 Free Manager you manage it on request even a company balances and can assign different users their own credit quota.
Skype 2016 as an answering machine
A Skype feature called voicemail. This feature is free unlockable and then works as a Skype AB. Come during the absence of a call, then Skype 2016 Free Download will play a message and records the following call to.
Once you’re back at your desk, you can register with Skype and listen to incoming messages.
There’s even the option to convert these online voice messages from Skype and to have them sent as an SMS text. This feature is then no longer free.
File Transfer with Skype 2016
A useful life of Skype 2016 Free Download is the direct file transfer between two devices. Images, documents, any type of data being transported here from A to B quickly. This Skype characterized in particular the ability to send files of any size. In many e-mail accounts, in particular if they are free, there is a limit. In the worst case, the less than one megabyte. Ten megabytes are already good – but often too little. Larger PDF files about, based on the scanned documents, one usually does not get his mail account to the receiver.
Here Skype 2016 Free is refreshingly uncomplicated. Just connect the receiver and the desired data select and send. One sees immediately what has arrived and even get return mail the reaction of the receiver.
Skype 2016 and security
Security has always been great discussion topic at Skype. Generally performed all data transfers, so no matter whether telephone conversations or chats encrypted. How good is this encryption, no one can say exactly. It is clear now that the encryption is good enough to give significant problems to the police. On the other hand have been reported cases in which the police could intercept Skype 2016 Free Download conversations.
At the same time other bodies warn to use Skype 2016 Free Download in a sensitive corporate environment. But this should be generally applicable to any type of data transfer on the Internet. Truly secret documents should be let out from the net.
But for us mere mortals, it means that on the one hand probably will not listen to our conversations and it probably would not be so bad for others.
Our Tips about Skype 2016
Link to Facebook or Microsoft account
If you decide after the Skype download, not specifically to create a separate account with Skype, so is a log in with your own Facebook account. However, Skype 2016 Free calls here quite a few rights at Facebook. And although the option exists, the deselect, this does not work properly. Without these access rights are Skype does not connect with the Facebook access. There is a little trick to get back some data protection: Do not grant the rights, but choose with the visibility settings, that only you can see what Skype in your Facebook so gives of himself.
Connect With Your Phone Number
Skype 2016 Free can be linked with a phone number. This service is free and increases the reliability of companies use significantly! After confirming a distinguishing number gets displayed this number a called fixed or mobile connection. So it looks as if you were calling from his phone on. This is especially useful if you do not reach his interlocutor. Then he knows at least where he can recall.
Clear the Skype 2016 Free chat history
There are in the internet world hardly anything more intimate than Chats. A direct conversation, but you do not look each other in the eye. In retrospect, it is perhaps even red when you all read it again. And if another were reading – unthinkable.
By default, Skype 2016 Free Download collects all these chats in conjunction with the contact as so-called conversations. And fortunately for all of us, Tools / Options in the menu the option of turn.
Under “privacy” here is a menu item, in which optionally only a certain amount of time, forever or just not stores these chat logs. So memories are then sometimes deleted – but also evidence.
Skype 2016 Portable
There is also a portable version of Skype. This one does not have extra-install and can about directly boot from a USB stick. This one has “his Skype” always with you and can – if his headset also carries – everywhere at once “skype”, where you get to an internet PC.
Spice up Skype 2016 with Apps
With the help of so-called Apps Skype is still upgrade. In its own directory Skype lists all apps and you can be sure that they have been thoroughly investigated and have to be integrated easily.
For example, there are apps that allow Skype calls can be stored. If that is not legally well as in Germany without prior notice, but it can serve for example as a reminder. What I should do it again – and when?
With another app you can control a remote PC. Ideal for example for support tasks or when grandma again does not find the correct folder.
With these apps is an already powerful communications engine into a useful everyday tool.
Multiple Skype 2016 Download accounts
It may be appropriate to create multiple Skype 2016 Free accounts. One, for example, for business contacts and a private for friends and family. For this you need then, however, different email addresses. Thanks to free services such as Gmail or Microsoft Live but that’s no problem.
One should be careful, at least to feed the business account with sensible data. Even more embarrassing than an email address that you got itself with 12, is a Skype username for Stammtischrunde that one should pass a Business Partner.
Skype 2016 Wifi
An allegedly more than one million hotspots worldwide Skype 2016 Free Download Wifi is available. Said Simplifying means that Skype users can surf with a balance of these access points on the Internet. Depending on where you are, it charges between 10 and 15 cents per minute will be charged. That’s not cheap, but it offers the full speed of wireless access – compared to the often agonizingly slow access over the mobile network.
Requirements for the use of Skype
The Skype 2016 Download is free. Creating an account also. Even the use of the basic functions are free of charge. But the program expects some basic hardware on the part of its user.
Skype is a program for Internet telephony. In the simplest case, both parties have a microphone and speakers on PC. Convenient is it with a headset. A sound card, corresponding connectors and a headset with microphone should therefore represent the minimum, with the dipping into the world of Voice over IP. In a pinch, you go well with the internal components of a notebook.
And if one takes it very comfortable, then there are even extra for Skype phones, with which you log-in to any available WLAN and then can use their own Skype connection. The losing but at times of smartphones and table computers somewhat in importance. Thank mobile devices such as smartphones, iPads and Co., even video calling is in fact possible with the simplest means.
Skype 2016 Free Specification
Operating Systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size 44.66 MB
License Model Free