Skype Now Makes 2-Way Video Calls From Android Phones

Now, with Skype for Android on supported Android phones, make free 2-way Skype video calls over a 3G or Wi-Fi network connection.

Skype For Android: Video Calls From Your Android Phone

The new video calling feature of Skype for Android allows you to make free one-to-one video calls with any Skype user on other supported Android phones, iPhones, Windows PCs, Macs, and some TVs. For Android phones, the requirements for these 2-way video calls are:

  • Android version 2.3 or higher
  • front-facing camera
  • a 3G or Wi-Fi network connection (additional data charges may apply for a 3G connection)

At this time, the officially supported Android phones for Skype video calls are:

  • HTC Desire S
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
  • Google Nexus S

Support for video calling will continue to be added for more Android phones.

If the person you are calling is not using Skype on an Android phone, then their requirements to make video calls are:

  • Windows PC: Skype for Windows version 4.2 or higher
  • MAC: Skype for Mac OS X version 5.0 or higher
  • iPhone or iPod Touch (4th gen): Skype for iPhone, with iOS4 or higher

The main features of Skype for Android are:

  • Make free 2-way video calls to other Skype users that are using a computer (PC or MAC), Android phone, iPhone, iPod Touch, or TV.
  • Able to switch between using the front-facing camera and back camera to send video, during a 2-way video call.
  • Make voice calls to any landline and mobile phone at Skype calling rates.
  • Make free Skype-to-Skype voice calls to other Skype users.
  • Send SMS messages to others anywhere at Skype SMS rates.
  • Send free instant messages to other Skype users.

Get Skype for Android here.

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