How to install Skype on your computer step by step for free – video

How to install Skype on your computer step by step

I am sure that there are few people among the readers of the blog “IT Technician” who have never used the messenger Skype. For those who have heard about the capabilities of this software (free calls, messages, video), but still only intend to try them, I will tell you how to install Skype on your computer step by step. At the end of the post there will be a tutorial video!

What version to choose?

There are several varieties of Skype:


  • Classic PC app;
  • Web messenger;
  • Browser extension;
  • Windows 10 program (preview version from the Microsoft store).

If you need to quickly log in to Skype from someone else’s PC (without installing the utility), it is best to use Web mode. To do this, follow the link to the official site and in the upper right corner click first on “Login”, and then – “Use in Browser”:

Web version of Skype

Next, enter your credentials (first a username, then a password):

Sign in form for Skype

Now, your contacts and correspondence will be displayed in the window. After closing the tab, the data will not be deleted, because they are synchronized with Skype servers.

If you are not yet registered, then a little further in the article I will tell you the procedure.

The second option: if you want a little more functionality without having to install the software on your PC, you can activate the Skype browser extension (only available for now for Firefox and Google Chrome). Go to one of the links, click on the “Install” button:

Skype for Chrome plugin

A shortcut will appear in the right corner of Google Chrome to launch the web application. It will run independently of your web browser in a separate window:

Skype in Browser

Specify the credentials and enjoy the correspondence with your family and friends!

How to install Skype on your laptop for free

Let’s go through the process of installing Skype for desktop (desktop version).

  • Go to the download page and wait for a window to appear with the choice of where to save the installer file. If nothing happens after a few seconds, then click on the highlighted link:
Official Skype Download Page
  • Open the download folder and run the installer (by double-clicking the left mouse button). On the first step, it is worth choosing the appropriate language:
Choosing a Skype language
  • Starts the procedure, which may take one to five minutes. All we have to do is wait.
  • Next, you will see a window asking you to enter your login (e-mail / phone number), and then – the password. If these data are correct, the application Skype will be launched.
  • If you are not yet registered, then you should click on the link – “Create account”:
Skype login field
  • Specify the country, phone number (must be correct), surname, name (you can make up any):
Choosing a country and phone number for your Skype account
  • On your number will come SMS with a confirmation code (4 digits, entering which you will see the main window of the program.

You can go through the registration procedure in advance on the official resource.

If you have any difficulties, then first, I recommend to watch the following video. If you have any questions, ask them in the comment form after the article.

How to install Skype on your computer – step by step video

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