Skype App

Technical Information Of Skype Application:

The additional information regarding the Skype application given below

Application Skype
Author Priit Kasesalu

Jaan Tallinn

Developer Skype technologies
Initially Released On 29 August 2003
Windows UWP stable version
Windows UWP stable version released on 2 November 2020
macOS stable version
macOS stable version released on 2 November 2020
Windows desktop stable version
macOS stable version released on 13 November 2020
Linux stable version
Linux stable version released on 2 November 2020
Android stable version
Android stable version released on 2 November 2020
iOS stable version
iOS stable version released on 2 November 2020
Compatible With Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows, Hololens, Xbox One
Available in 108 languages
Type of application Video conferencing, VoIP and instant messaging
Languages Used Delphi, Objective C, C++
License Freemium


Permissions For Skype Application:

The permissions that a user needs to grant for the Skype application is as given below

  • In-app purchases:

The app allows purchasing inside the application

  • Device and app history:

The user has to permit the Skype application to read device sensitive data and the internal system state. The application also requires access to the web bookmarks, history and the data regarding the list of running apps.

  • Cellular data settings:

The Skype application requires a permit to access the data regarding cellular data settings to connect with the internet connection.

  • Identity:

Details regarding the identity to find accounts on the device required for the Skype application, it also requires the authentication over to read contact card, modify contact card.

  • Contacts

The user has to grant the permissions to read device contacts and to modify.

  • Calendar

The Skype application requires rights to read calendar events and confidential data. Retrieves the calendar events and send emails to guests without owner involvement.

  • location

The Skype application consists of a feature of share live location and current location so that it requires the access of approximate location to share the current location. It also requires extra location provider commands.

  • SMS

For transmission and receiving the messages, the Skype application requires permission to send, receive, and edit text messages.

  • Phone

The features of audio calls and video calls require access over the call log to read and write. The user has to provide access to reroute outgoing calls and make calls without user involvement

  • Photos/media/files

The Skype application supports sharing the multimedia messages; to do this, it requires authentication to read the contents of USB, modify and delete USB contents.

  • Camera

Access over the camera to take the picture and to record videos

  • Microphone

To attend the audio call and video call it requires access to the device microphone

  • Wi-fi connection information

The Skype application can connect with the internet through cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. To connect with Wi-Fi, it wants to retrieve the data regarding Wi-Fi information.

  • Bluetooth connection information

For sharing the files through Bluetooth, it requires the information regarding the Bluetooth connections

  • Wearable sensors

While using the application, it requires retrieving the information regarding the wearable sensors

  • Device ID& call information

The device ID and call information accessed by Skype application to have control over the user, if any fraud happens.

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