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Skype is an app that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. The service within the Skype network is free.

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Can I Call simultaneously from Skype from my device and pc?

I have installed Skype on both my device and my PC. Is it possible to call or accept call from both.For example I want to talk from my phone and at the same time watch the same video call from my PC.
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Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
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Mystery application called “Add Contacts”

After a factory reset there is no application present on the phone that is called Add Contacts. On such a clean unit I used Google Play Store to install Skype. I think Google Play Store requires some ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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Calling address book contacts in Skype 4

I've just updated to the new Skype 4 on my Nexus 4. I regularly use Skype to call numbers saved in my phone's address book contacts, but can't find where to do this in the new version. The previous ...
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What kind of hardware is needed to run Skype well?

I have been asked to choose a cheap tablet to buy for Skype video calling. The person who will use it isn't going to do anything fancy else, just videocalling her daughter at evening. I have seen ...
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Skype sent messages I didn't send

On my laptop, I played a video on YouTube. In the morning I looked on my Android phone and discovered that the video had been sent, in Skype, to about six of my contacts. I'm not sure if the sending ...
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How can I login to Skype with a username (not phone number or email)

On the Skype app, I can't login to my account with my usual Skype credentials. It keeps telling me "please enter your phone number or your email address". I can login to the desktop version just fine....
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Skype doesn't receive calls unless the app is open and in the foreground

This is on a Moto E running Android 4.4.4. Skype doesn't seem to receive calls or messages unless the app is open. If the app is not open, then no notification happens.
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How to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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Block persistent notifications, but keep regular ones?

I use Steam and Skype. I'd like to be able to hide the ongoing "Online" notifications each service have without them being killed in the background. Skype has an option to disable the ongoing ...
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How to keep Skype contacts merged?

I have configured Skype to display its contact list on the main People app, along with my phone contacts. Some of them were automatically merged, for others I had to manually do it, but in the end ...
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Is it possible to run multiple instances of Skype?

In windows I'm using multiple accounts of Skype simultaneously using MultiSkype Launcher. Is there any way that I can use multiple Skype accounts or at least two accounts simultaneously without ...
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Skype Android use headset but record sound from phone's microphone

Environment: Skype on Android 4.1 Hardware: Galaxy S2 + earplugs without microphone Is it possible to use phone's built-in microphone while using earplugs during a skype call?
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Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an “Application not found”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
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Skype does not use the proximity sensor

Skype does not use the proximity sensor, i.e. when I hold the phone to my ear the screen stays on and most annoyingly still responds to touch input. What may be the cause? The sensor works fine for ...
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Skype not notify of new messages until it is opened

My Skype is not showing new messages or Skype call until I open it. I have a Samsung J6+. It night be my fault due to changing many settings at once now causing Skype to behave this way. So it was ...
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Logged in, sending a message does NOT work, and calling DOES work after reinstall

NOTHING has changed since I tried UN-installing and RE-installing Skype from scratch of the Android 5.0 Note 3. Except NOW, the CONTACTS are only showing from one contact, which is really odd. Seems ...
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Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?

I have a Chromebook with an ARM processor. I have installed Ubuntu on that Chromebook. However, since there is no Skype-binary for ARM Linux, is it possible to use the version of Skype of the ...
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Abysmal Skype audio on Asus Fonepad 8

I bought a new Asus Fonepad 8 for a friend. It works great, and the sound is crystal clear. The only exception is Skype - all calls sound perfect on the receiving end, but on the Fonepad everything ...
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Android spammy ad highjacking

This past day my Android tablet has been showing me invasive fullscreen ads (for Candy Crush, as it turns out, which I've never downloaded) while I've been using skype and gmail app. About one ...
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How can I get Skype to run on a MD700 tablet?

My uncle bought a cheap MD700 tablet (running Android 4.1.2) and strongly desired to use Skype on it, but for some reason the application didn't recognize microphone input. All it could be heard on ...
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Skype spawns a process called VideoMonitor that's running after signing out from Skype. What is it and why is it there?

Skype version 5 on KitKat. It's concerning, given the company's track record of lack of respect for privacy. I'm not suggesting it's taking pictures, but it could be some additional tracking of ...
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Start Skype voice call from addressbook in ICS

I have ICS and Skype 4.4. Some of the contacts in my Android addressbook have a "Chat" contact of type "Skype". When I have Skype open, is there a way to start a voice call to this Skype contact ...
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Loudspeaker on HTC One does not work while using Skype

I have an HTC One and I have Skype installed on it. I tried calling another Skype user who has a Samsung Galaxy S3, and chatting to her on Skype works fine, but while on a call the HTC switches its ...
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Using Skype option for making calls

Previously my dialer would give me the option of making the call through Skype, or my network. This for some reason has disappeared. It did give me the option when I send a text (of going through ...
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Synchronizing skype contacts with android

I installed skype on my android 2.3 samsung galaxy and all skype contacts were added to pnone contacts. Later in PC while using skype I renamed some of skype contacts and removed few of them. After ...
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How to remove Skype call option when selecting a phone number?

When I select a phone number in a piece of text, the following options pop up: call on Skype copy share select all ... web search call on phone SMS message on some other app add contact translate ...
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Apps on Galaxy S10e cannot connect to wifi

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e and when I'm using some apps, currently WhatsApp and Skype, I receive a notification from "Android System" saying that particular app cannot connect to the wifi ...
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Skype message to open local video file

I'm using Skype on Android 7. I have stored a video locally on the phone on the location /storage/emulated/0/myvideo.mp4. How can I send a skype message (from another device) so that on the above ...
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How to send a text message from skype on android

How to send a text message from Skype on Android So, I just spent 30 minutes trying to find out where to send a text message (SMS) to a phone number using the latest version of Skype on Android. ...
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How to use Skype on Android 2.3.5

Can anyone explain me how to use Skype app on Android 2.3.5, because it is no longer available on Play Store for this Android version? Thankful in advance
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ADB Backup does not work for Skype App

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 6. The ROM is stock and not rooted. My bootloader is locked too. When I try to save the Skype data files (chats, messages...) nothing will be saved. adb backup -noapk -...
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Skype Camera on Android

I am using Android TV Box 4.4 which has features like a Tablet.Whenever I am using Skype, voice is O.K but the camera other party see is very dark,I have tried different versions of Skype … but ...
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when sending text it directs me to use skype instead why

when i try to send a text to someone new it sends me to skype. why. SayI get a call and want to send them a text it sends me to skype instead of allowing me to send a regular text message
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Can't stop Skype from intercepting phone calls

I am using the HTC One 806w with Android 4.4.3 version. When I attempt to call from phone, it showed me a screen whereby I could select the Skype application. I selected it but I'd like to remove the ...
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Contacts app: What does the small colored green or orange circle above the account icons mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII when I view my contacts list in the Contacts application each contact entry has a list of small icons on the lower-right hand side corresponding to accounts where that ...
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Change pre-installed Skype.apk with a newer on on a Rooted device

Manipulation made with Device : Rooted and Remounted the system. Removed old Skype version 4.0.xxxx (it is obsolete and can't connect even with internet connection). Deleted old APK and put another ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: http:...
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Skype cutting out on Samsung Galaxy Ace III

I've had my phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace III) for around 3 weeks now. Ever since I received it I instantly installed Skype and for some reason, when ever I'm calling any of my friends their voices cut ...
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How to remove other apps icons (like Skype or WhatsApp) from contact and phone app?

I would like to keep Skype Mobile installed but get rid of its icons from contacts AND/OR from being asked whether I want to make a call to the contact through Skype or other similarly annoying ...
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Will I be able to make video calls over Skype with ACME Tablet TB01?

I want to buy ACME Tablet TB01 and I want to know if it will allow to speak over Skype using both front or back camera. Can I make video calls?
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How to signin to Skype app on android using facebook account?

I read an answer here for this question but that is not working. If someone has alternate answer please post.
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How do I stop Skype from automatically logging in?

I log out of the app and it's fine for a while. But it seems to be logging in without me manually doing it, and it's really annoying. And I'm not even logged in on my Laptop!