Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 9, 2017 - 12:35pm

Skype 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. 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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DustinDeTorres's picture

I can't update my skype. Saying couldn't find the file you are looking for. Any advice?

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John T. Haller's picture

The files are available and working. I just downloaded and installed both manually and via the Platform. Please post a new thread in the Internet Apps Support forum with the complete details including the exact error (You can CTRL-C a message box to copy text), your version of Windows, etc.

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DustinDeTorres's picture

Thank you John. I reinstalled and its working fine now. Biggrin

Every Ambitious Game is a Gamble.

John T. Haller's picture

If you're having a specific issue, please create a new forum post within the Internet Apps support forum with the complete details (OS version, full install path, app version, new vs upgrade, etc).

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Issues downloading files in chat?

I am using Skype portable - doing great and all with ONE exception.
When someone sends me a file, the download button does not work - likely because it doesn't know where to save to / not having access to the default downloads folder on the machine I am currently connected to

How to I (preferably) make it ask me where to save?
or otherwise set a save location on my portable drive