Skype is a voice over internet protocol (VOIP) service and is currently owned by the Microsoft Skype Division. Skype allows for communication by voice and/or video as well as instant messaging. Skype is often used in both business and personal settings for video chatting, instant messaging with people all over the world.
Skype is a useful communication tool that is used all over the world. The Skype service allows its users to communicate through video by using a webcam, by voice using a microphone and instant messaging using the internet. Phone calls may even be placed to traditional phone systems.
Phone/video calls can be placed to other Skype users and to traditional phone systems, regardless if its a landline or mobile phone. There are some calls, like to traditional phone systems, that do cost the user so Skype works on a debit-user account system.
Additional features that have been added have met with great success. File transfers is one such feature. If you need to send another Skype user a file, you can do so with just a click of a few buttons. Videoconferencing is another useful feature that has been a recent addition to Skype. Instead of just being able to chat with one person, the videoconferencing feature allows multiple people to Skype at one time. In addition, Skype’s instant messaging feature has been expanded to allow for group chats, storing chat histories as well as the use of emoticons.
Skype is accessible and easy to use. You can call anyone in the world. And these calls will have no cost if the other person is a Skype user and has an internet connection. There is no cost if you are Skyping computer to computer, however there is a minimal cost if you are calling from your computer to someone’s phone. Even with this cost, Skype is still much cheaper than paying costly long distance charges.