Why is Skype so popular?

Skype is an application for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. It provides video, chat, and voice call services that make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Skype made its first appearance in 2003, and was the brainchild of Niklas Zennstrom, Dane Janus Friis, Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn. It allows users to communicate over the Internet by voice using a microphone, by video by using a webcam, as well as with instant messaging.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day.

You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your phone or computer, or a TV with Skype on it and best of all, it is a free service!

Skype had more than 663 million registered users by the year 2010.

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