Skype-The video calling Tool
Skype is available in most of the platform both in desktop as well as in the mobile platform. Now a days the world is getting smaller and smaller, because of the internet. People from all around the globe can chat with each other through social networking websites.
There are many ways of communicating in social networking media. And the main popular of them is a simple text, but however the other important one is video calling. Video calling helps the people to see each other through a webcam that helps in transmitting live images to both the person. Video call became very popular in the early days of 21st century.
When we talks about video call, one thing comes in mind i.e. the Skype. Skype Is a video call platform owned and maintained by Microsoft Skype division. It is a free voice over Internet Protocol service. The word Skype consists of two words namely “Sky” and “peer”. It was in August 2003 when the video calling undisputed king Skype came into the market.
According to a survey conducted in 2010 Skype has a registered user of 663 million users. Microsoft made a total profit of $8.5 billion in the year 2011. The headquarters’ of Skype is located in Luxembourg. People can communicate with each other through voice using a microphone and can see videos using a webcam. Skype to Skype calls is free of charge. Calling to another non-Skype is also possible but it cost a minimum charge when compared to the telephone operator. Video conferencing and file transfers are also available.
According to a survey conducted in 2010 Skype has a registered user of 663 million users.
Group text chats are also available in Skype. Skype to local numbers calling is available in most of the countries like Australia, Brazil, Denmark, and Ireland, japan, Finland and many more countries worldwide. However, emergency calls are not available in Skype.
Skype is available in Microsoft Windows Platform like XP, 7 & 8. It is also available in OS X of 10.6 or later and also in Linux. It is also available in the mobile platform as android, blackberry, windows phone, Ios and Symbian. Skype uses a proprietary internet protocol named as Skype Protocol. This protocol is publicly available. Skype only supports IPV4 protocol.
Skype is available in most of the platform both in desktop as well as in the mobile platform. It can be downloaded using the Skype website or from the mobile stores like Google store, Ios market, Windows Store. In the case of desktop after downloading the setup file. It has to be opened, and the setup file installs the remaining process.
The name Skype is enough for understanding Video call. Skype was the first application which allows video conferencing back in the days of 2003. Calling feature from Skype to Skype is known to be free, during the local mobile operator charges for calling. However, the charges from Skype to any mobile number calling is also minimum. Video call can be made on the go in any place with the help of its mobile platform. Thus bringing people closer to each other’s.