Shortly after its acquisition, Microsoft began integrating the Skype service with its own products.Along with taking over development of existing Skype desktop and mobile apps, the company developed a dedicated client app for its newly released, touch-focused Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.The latest version of Skype for Windows is Skype 11, which is based on the Universal Windows Platform and runs on various Windows 10-related systems, including Xbox One, Windows phones, and Microsoft Hololens.Microsoft still offers the older Skype 8, which is Win32-based and runs on all systems from Windows XP (which is otherwise unsupported by Microsoft) to the most recent release of Windows 10.Skype for Windows, On 12 September 2005, e Bay Inc.agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA for approximately US.5 billion in up-front cash and e Bay stock, plus potential performance-based consideration.) is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones. Much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number.
which was released as a preview version for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and dubbed as the stable version with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update.Users may have more than one account; it is not possible to count users, only accounts.The volume of international traffic routed via Skype is significant. Later, a mobile version was created for Windows Phones.On 15 September 2015, Skype announced the release of Mojis, "a brand new way to express yourself on Skype." Mojis are short clips/gifs featuring characters from films and TV shows to be entered into conversations with the same ease as emoticons.They are working with Universal Studios, Disney Muppets, BBC and other studios to add to the available collection of Mojis.