Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 31, 2013 - 10:36am

logoSkype Portable has been released. Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone. It can also call regular phone lines from anywhere in the world. This release updates Skype to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotSkype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, any time of the day or night, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles and send SMS messages at great value Pay As You Go rates, or call unlimited* to certain countries with a subscription.

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
  • Free instant messaging.
  • Voicemail.
  • Free video call.
  • Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Learn more about Skype Installer / Format

Skype Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Skype Portable is available for immediate download from the Skype Portable homepage. Get it today! is not affiliated with Skype. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA.

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in this latest update ( the login screen layout is screwed up - missing Skype logo, flat text styling. If I launch the app from within the app folder instead of running SkypePortable.exe it works fine... at least the login screen is ok...

Is there something odd with this version?
Using it on Windows 7 x64 Pro Italian.

I have tried reinstalling several times.

It happened one time that the application updated itself (confirmed by accident the available update) without using the portable setup... could it be the cause?