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Editors Review
Skype for mobile is just about the same as Skype for desktop. That by itself is high praise - high-quality voice calls, convenient messaging, low-cost phone calls with Skype Credit, and extensive file sharing capabilities have all been competently compressed into a mobile app with a great interface. The new Moji feature is great too; stickers are cute but somewhat passe by now, and Mojis comprise a large library of video clips from popular media that really get the message across in a fun and unique way.
Skype is a free application for Android by Skype, Inc. that lets users communicate with each other using Wi-Fi or mobile data.

Skype for Android works as a mobile extension of the desktop version of Skype, in that users can make voice and video calls, send and receive text messages, and update their statuses for other users to see. Users can easily sync all their contacts from their address book, and call and text cellular and landline phones anywhere at low rates with Skype Credit. Skype is cross-platform, meaning that any version of Skype will be able to communicate with any other version of the software on any platform.

Skype enhances messaging by offering various features like file sharing, which lets users share photos and videos from their gallery, or even take a photo on the spot and instantly share it. Skype also allows users to share their location with contacts, removing the need to give directions or instructions when meeting up. Unlike many mobile messaging apps, Skype allows a wide variety of file formats to be shared over messages, not just photos, videos, or sound.

Where other messaging apps have stickers, Skype has Mojis, which are short video clips from famous movies and TVs. Send Mojis to your contacts over chat with a few short taps.

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