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When your Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is connected to a wireless network, you can use the front-facing web camera to make video calls to your friends or family with Skype.

Skype is a free app you can download from the Apps library on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9". In addition to video calls, you can use it to make free voice calls and send free instant messages to other Skype users.

Set Up Skype for Video Calls

The front-facing web camera allows you to make video calls to friends and family around the world using Skype.

Your Kindle Fire must be registered to your account and connected to a wireless network in order to set up Skype.

The Skype app only connects to other Skype applications. There are free Skype applications available for Windows, Mac, and every major mobile operating system. You can also use Skype to call regular domestic and international phone numbers. This requires you to buy Skype credits directly from Skype.

The Skype app only connects to other Skype applications, which are available for Windows, Mac, and most major mobile operating systems. You can also use Skype to call domestic and international phone numbers with Skype credits.

To download and open Skype:
  1. From Home, tap Apps.
  2. Tap the Cloud tab, and then tap Skype to download the app.
  3. Once you see a check mark indicating the app download is complete, tap the app icon again to launch Skype.
  4. Skype will now appear in the Device tab of your Apps library.
  5. If you already have a Skype account, enter the username and password associated with your account to sign in. If you don't have an account, tap Create an account, and then follow the instructions.

Once you're signed in, you can:

  • View your Skype contacts.
  • See recent calls you've made.
  • View your Skype profile.
  • Place a call.

Add Skype Contacts

Before you begin using Skype to place video calls, you need to add people to your contact list.

  1. From the Home screen of the Skype app, tap the Add Contacts contacts icon
				icon, and then tap Add Contacts.
  2. Tap the Search search icon
				icon to the left of the search bar and select Skype directory.
  3. Type the Skype Name, e-mail address, or the real name of the contact. If you don't see your Skype contact the first time, tap the Search icon again.
  4. Tap the contact you wish to add to your Skype account, and then tap Add.
  5. Type an optional message to your contact, and then tap Add.

The contact will be added to your contact list, and a request will be sent to your contact. Until the contact accepts your request, you will see a pending request pending request icon
			 icon next to their name.

Note: If you can't find your contact, sign out of the app, and then sign in again. Return to the Home screen of the app, tap the Menu menu icon
			 icon, and then select Sign out. Your contact can also add you from their Skype account.

Search Skype Contacts

You can search for contacts from the Home screen of the Skype app.

  1. Sign in to the Skype app.
  2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the search search icon
				icon. A search bar will appear at the top of the screen. Tap the search icon to search:
    • The Skype directory: This will search the Skype database for the name or phone number.
    • Contacts: This will search the contacts synced on your device to your E-mail, Calendar and Contacts account.
    • Recent: Search your calls and recent conversations.
    • Type a name or phone number in the search box to look for contacts.

Sort Skype Contacts

You have several sorting options for contacts from within the Skype app.

  1. Sign in to the Skype app.
  2. Tap Contacts, and tap the filter contacts menu above your contacts.
  3. You can sort contacts by:
    • All: Shows all contacts on your Skype account.
    • Online: Shows only your contacts who's account status is Online.
    • Favorites: Shows contacts you've added to your favorites.
    • Phonebook: Shows all the non-Skype account contacts.
    • Blocked: Shows contacts you've blocked from contacting you.

Purchase Skype Credit

You can purchase and use Skype credit toward Skype services that cost money, such as calling mobile phones and landlines and International calling.

You can purchase Skype credits on the Skype website at

Remove Skype from Kindle Fire

Follow these steps to remove the Skype app from your Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Press and hold the Skype Skype icon
				icon, and then tap Remove from Device.
  3. Once you remove the Skype app, it will be available for download from the Cloud tab in the Apps content library.

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