Chromebooks are great at so many things. They’re an inexpensive alternative to many laptops and their storage is largely cloud-based for extra convenience. You can use them for all of your chat needs, but what if you want to use Skype on Chromebook devices? There are actually two ways to use Skype on Chromebook products, so let’s jump right in and show you how it’s done.
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How to use Skype on Chromebook using the browser
Chrome OS is all about the web, so using the browser is a simple way to get things done. Here’s how to use Skype for Chromebook via the Chome browser:
- Open your Chrome browser.
- Navigate to the Skype website.
- Click on the Chat now button.
- Log in using your username (or email account or phone number) and password.
Once you’ve signed in, that’s it. You’re now ready to use Skype to chat with friends, use video, add new contacts, and everything else you usually do — on a Chromebook.
Use the Android app
While Skype isn’t included out of the box, most modern Chromebooks now support Android apps, and that means you can simply fire up Google Play and download it!
- Head to the Google Play Store and download Skype.
- Follow the basic installation instructions.
- Once it’s installed, you should find Skype in the app drawer (that little circle to the bottom left).
- Open up the app, log in, and you are set!
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