How to Install Skype on Windows 8

Skype is a simple and useful way to call and message friends and family! Here’s how to install Skype and get started with the tool on Windows 8.

Installing Skype on Windows 8

Skype is considered to be an essential tool for any Windows 8 user to have. It can be used to instantly chat with other users across the world for free!

Often used as a great way to stay in touch with friends and family it also serves a great platform to conduct business work conference calls with little fuss.

It’s easy to use, and even easier to get! Just follow these simple steps:



Click the tile for the Store.



Type “Skype” into the search bar.



Locate and then click the Skype app that should appear.


Click Install and follow through the steps which are relatively


When it’s done installing, exit out of the Store and your Skype tile should appear on the Start screen.


Click the Skype tile. For Skype to work, it needs your permission to use your webcam and microphone , so click “Allow” when it appears.



If you already have a Skype account, click “I have a Skype account”.

If not, click “I’m new to Skype”


Agree to the Terms of Use and Skype will set up a new account for you using your Microsoft Account. That’s it!

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