Getting started with Skype 4 for Android phonesThis FAQ is for devices running Skype 4 for Android.
If you're using Skype 3.2, just click here. Not sure what version of Skype you have? It's easy to find out.
Have you downloaded and installed skype on your Android phone? The following questions and answers will help you sign in and out of Skype 4 on your Android phone and set up your preferred settings:
Yes, you can run Skype 4 for Android and use all of its features over 3G, 4G and WiFi. Operator data charges may apply when using the app over 3G or 4G.
Even if you've never used Skype before, you can download Skype for Android from the Google Play store and create a new account using your device. To create a new account:
After you've created a new account, you'll be signed in to Skype automatically. The account you create can be used on any other versions of Skype such as Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac or Skype on your TV. Before you start using Skype, we recommend that you take the quick tour to learn its basics.
You can, of course, use an existing Skype Name if you've previously created a Skype account. Simply enter your Skype Name and password in the sign-in screen and tap Sign in.
To sign out of Skype:
With Skype 4 for Android, it’s now possible to sign in to skype with your microsoft account. Then you can instant message, call and video call your Messenger buddies from Skype. To do so, simply tap Sign in with a Microsoft account in the sign-in screen.
You can sign in to Skype on both devices at the same time, but we don’t recommend it. Being signed in to Skype on both devices may lead to conflicts between settings on the applications, and you may find instant messages are delivered to one of the devices and not the other. We recommend only being signed in to Skype on one device at a time.
It's easy to change your Skype settings. To view and change your app's settings:
In the settings menu, you can edit the following options:
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