BleepingComputer Review: Skype is a instant message and voice-over-ip (voip) communications program that allows you to communicate with friends via text messaging or by calling them over the Internet. This is Skype version 18.104.22.168, or Skype Classic, which uses the older, and what is considered the more desirable, user interface for the program. Newer versions of Skype utilize a new interface that people have found to have less features or not as easy to use. This version of Skype utilizes the older user interface that makes searching for chats and receiving notifications easier and simpler to use.
Using Skype, you can create a Microsoft account and communicate with other Skype users via text messaging. You can also use Skype to initiate voice or video calls over the Internet. This makes it very easy to contact people while traveling abroad over an Internet connection at a hotel or other location. Please note that when installing this version of Skype, it will prompt you to install the Bing Toolbar. If you do not wish to install the toolbar, please opt out of it.
Skype lets you make free voice and video calls to other Skype users, and to call any regular phone line for reasonable rates. You can also chat online for free, and because it's so widely used, there are few people you can't communicate with for free using this service. Pros Contact integration: You can now import all of your contacts from Facebook and Microsoft, so you can keep them all collected in one place.