How To Download And Install Skype

Skype is a popular software for mobile and desktop that is commonly used for video and voice communication. You can install and download Skype for free, so it’s well worth checking out if you’re looking for a simple way to keep in touch with friends and teammates, especially those living internationally. This beginner ‘s guide will offer a step-by-step on exactly how to download and install Skype for Windows.

Step 1: Download Skype

In your Google Search or search engine of choice, type in “Skype” and hit “enter” to search. This will bring up the search results, with Skype being one of them. Click on the link to the website to open up the homepage. You can also type https://www.skype.com into your computer’s address bar to be taken directly to the website.

On Skype’s homepage, you should see an option that says “Create a Free Meeting or Download Skype”. Click on “Download Skype”. This will take you to a webpage that is split in two – the left side is for if you want to use Skype on your desktop, and the right side is for if you want to use Skype on your phone. In this case, click “Get Skype for Windows”, as you’re looking to get it on your desktop.

Step 2: Install Skype

You will see, in the bottom toolbar on your screen, that Skype is loading as a downloaded file on your computer. When the loading icon has disappeared, click on the tab, which will bring up a popup asking, “Do You Want To Allow This App To Make Changes To Your Device?”  Click “Yes”, then click “Install”. It will take up to a minute or two for installation to complete.

Step 3: Create A Skype Account

Once you’ve finished the download install process, you will see a new icon for Skype along the bottom of your screen – it’s a blue circle with a white “S” in the middle of it. Click this icon, then click “Let’s Go”, then “Sign in or create”.  You can then create an account, or, if you already have an account, sign in.

Step 4: Consider Skype On Your Phone

If you love Skype on your desktop, you’ll want to get it on your mobile to make it even more convenient and simple to use on-the-go. The easiest way to do this is to visit the Apple Store or the Google Play Store and type in “Skype”, then click on the top result and click “Download”. After several minutes of installation, you will be able to log into your phone’s Skype app with your desktop username and password.