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For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Every kid in a park… via Skype

Take a virtual field trip with Skype to Yellowstone National Park

This week is National Park Week in the US, and this year is extra special as it’s the Centennial Year for the National Park Service. Teachers and students from the US and around the world can take virtual field trips to these natural wonders over Skype. Due to location and budgets, most national parks are … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype UWP Preview app adds group features

GroupVideo

Today, we’ve updated the Skype UWP Preview app via the store on Insider versions of Windows 10. With it, Windows Insiders* can create and send group messages, as well as make group audio and video calls. In the latest experience, you can see up to four video images at once, which comes in handy when … Read more

Skype and ESL team up at PAX East 2016

Game with Skype

In January, Skype made its PAX debut at PAX South in San Antonio, TX. We had so much fun chatting with gamers, playing Xbox, and meeting our personal gaming heroes that we decided to come back for more at PAX East 2016, the biggest gaming conference on the East Coast. We’re excited to announce that … Read more

Skype brings 3 lucky Liverpool FC fans closer to Emre Can

LFC player Emre Can on Skype group video call

When Skype partnered with Liverpool FC, our goal (see what we did there?) was to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We wanted Kopites all over the world to come together and share their passion for the club—while also getting the chance to access exclusive experiences, win unique prizes and match … Read more

Skype Bots now available on Mac and Web

Skype Bots on Mac

A couple weeks ago, we introduced Skype Bots—a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype. Since then, we’ve been working hard to bring this new experience to more users, and today we’re pleased to release preview Skype Bots on two additional platforms: Mac and Web. To get started … Read more

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

Beagle Freedom Dog video calling

This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to show for cruelty free products, and … Read more

Free calls to landlines and mobiles in Ecuador

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Ecuador from 04:00 ECT, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in Japan’s Kyushu region

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Japan from 04:00 JST, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge – Preview

Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge

We want to make it easy for anyone to connect on Skype. It’s a simple idea that has led us to make Skype available on virtually every screen, from Windows and Mac computers, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone and iPad, even on Xbox. We know people don’t want to worry about what device the person … Read more

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