How to Use Skype Without Downloading

Updated April 17, 2017

As long as you have a Skype account, you can log into Skype on any computer with Internet access without having to download Skype. Skype is free to use when calling from computer to computer, and includes video chat, voice chat and instant messaging.

Go to the Skype website (see Resources).

Click on "Sign In" in the upper right corner of Skype's home page.

Enter your Skype account username and password into their respective blanks, then click "Sign Me In."

Click on the name you want to call just like you would do when Skype is downloaded to a computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet
  • Skype username and password
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Vanessa Padgalskas was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., and currently resides in Portland, Ore. Padgalskas graduated from American University in 2007 with degrees in international studies and economics. She holds a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.