Install Skype for Business

Skype for Business is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products. 

Some Office 365 plans do not include the full Skype for Business client. For these plans, Skype for Business Basic is available without additional cost.

You get the Skype for Business download from the Microsoft 365 portal, and then install it on your computer. These steps usually take 10-15 minutes to do. Choose from the instructions below.

Install Skype for Business on Windows

The Skype for Business Basic client is designed to be used on systems that need only basic functionality. It provides instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities.

You will need an active account to use the Skype for Business Basic client.

  • Download and install Skype for Business BasicWhen you click the Download button on the page, you will be prompted to choose the download that matches the edition of your other Office applications (32-bit edition or 64-bit edition). If you don’t know, choose 32. The installer will check the edition for you.
  • If you want to deploy Skype for Business Basic to a large number of people in your business, see Deploy the Skype for Business client in Microsoft 365 for information about deployment tools you can use.

Install Skype for Business on Mac


These instructions explain how to download and install Skype for Business on Mac from the Microsoft Download Center. Before you begin, we recommend that you view the system requirements.

  1. Go to the download page for Skype for Business on Mac.
  2. Click the Download button.
  3. Save the installer package file (.pkg) to your computer.
  4. On your computer, double-click the .pkg file to launch the Skype for Business Installer.
  5. Follow the prompts in the Skype for Business Installer.

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