Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on October 25, 2012 - 4:33pm

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 Suite 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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Hi Guys,
According to the official Skype site (& release notes)- current build of Skype for Windows is
So, how come the portable is .125?

Gord Caswell's picture

That's a typo on this page. It'll be fixed soon.

Now that I have actually tested the new version, I am not sure what the issue is.

When I hit Enter a text message gets sent, exactly as it has always done (for me).

Shift/Enter inserts a line break into the message without sending it. I wish I had been aware of that protocol heretofore, but it is certainly nice to know it exists now.

Thank you very much!

That's the problem, in earlier version it was possible to choose "Ctrl+Enter" for sending and "Enter" for new line, the mapping which is used almost everywhere, but not in Skype 6 for some reason

John T. Haller's picture

I don't think Skype's portable mode switch allows it.

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