With the free VoIP software “Skype” you make calls over the Internet. In addition, you can use the free service of Microsoft webcam to make video calls and hold conference calls with up to 25 participants. In addition, you can chat with your Skype contacts and Facebook friends and share files, links, pictures or clips. Calls within the Skype network are free; For calls to landline or mobile numbers, fees are due. If you already have an account on Facebook or Microsoft (Hotmail, Outlook.com, or Live Messenger), you can start immediately with the “Skype”; a separate registration is not necessary.
Import contacts from Outlook
“Skype” is easy to install; even routers and firewalls are not a hurdle. You simply log in with your Facebook or Microsoft user account or create a free new Skype account; the rest is largely automatic. If you wish, you can import existing Skype contacts directly from Outlook. When you have completed the setup, the main program will appear with the options “Manage contacts”, “Make calls” and “Open text chats”. All functions are more or less self-explanatory. In addition to traditional telephone or video calls, “Skype” allows to exchange files or to display the desktop of the counterpart with the “Screen-Sharing” function. This is useful, for example, if you want to show something to friends. If a business partner or friend is not available, just leave a voice or video message. With the “Skype Translator”, real-time voice chat translations into German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Russian, Hindi, Japanese and over 50 other languages ??are possible.
Integration of Facebook & Co.
With “Skype” you can use all the important features of your Facebook account. Skype contacts and Facebook friends appear in a common list, and you can see at a glance who is online. In instant messenger fashion, you can initiate chat sessions on both networks, set your status message, or just remain accessible. The same applies to Microsoft’s in-house services: If you or your friends use Hotmail or Outlook.com, the chat session is just a click away. Contacts, chats, and Facebook posts can be arranged in separate windows to keep track of multiple concurrent conversations.