Skype is the perfect way to stay in touch. Connecting with a friend across the road or a relative on the other side of the world is easy with Skype, the software that keeps everyone talking.
Millions of people use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users, as well as making low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles. Office 365 Home Premium includes 60 minutes per month of Skype calls to phones in more than 40 countries and regions — at no additional cost – letting you keep in constant touch with those who matter most.
Click on the green button ‘Get Skype for Windows’ or click ‘On your computer’ to download Skype if you are a Mac user. When the download is complete, double-click on the Setup file icon, follow the onscreen instructions and save and then run the SkypeSetup.exe file. The Skype Setup Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the installation, which really is foolproof. Once the installation is complete, you can open and use Skype at any time by double-clicking the Skype icon on your desktop or in the Start menu.
Follow the instructions and click ‘Sign in’ and you’re ready to start adding friends, family or colleagues as contacts. Click on ‘Add’ in the main Skype window and enter their Skype name, full name or email address and if your contact is online, click on their name and then on the green button with the icon of a telephone headset.
Now all they have to do is answer your call or alternatively you can chat using typed messages, where you click on a contact and then on the blue button to send your message. And that’s it – you’re staying in touch, keeping it personal and sharing all the special moments.