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Meet the Latest Members of the Emoticon Family

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It’s true what they say: pictures often are worth a thousand words. And, concerning your Skype conversations, you’ve got plenty of emoticons to choose from. As of these last few days, we’re offering a few more images to sprinkle lovingly throughout your messages. Whatever the occasion, whatever your point—these animated characters are sure to help … Read more

JacksGap’s New Video and a Fan Group Chat This Week

In case you’re not familiar with YouTube legends JacksGap, now’s the time to get onboard. We recently partnered with Jack and Finn in a little (and absolutely wonderful) thing called “The Collaboration Project”. The latest installment of the project is a touching video called “What do you believe in?” which launched today. In this current … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2015)

Skype baby shower

Friends are always there to support us no matter what. Whether it’s a sports victory you worked hard to achieve or a new baby on the way, it’s your BFFs that are the first to cheer you on. Skype makes it possible for best buddies to be there for each other and share unforgettable experiences … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 2: How to Make the Best of your College Break

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Yesterday we addressed how Moms can use Skype to manage summer scheduling and keep tabs on the whole family’s whereabouts. Today, we wanted to cover how college newbies, stuck on campus for their first summer away, can factor Skype into their daily haps for an equally awesome, on-the-go semester. Hit the Books Let’s say you’ve … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 1: How an On-the-go Mom Manages Schedules

Skype for mobile

School’s out for summer! The days are long, the patio grill is permanently on ‘preheat,’ and there’s plenty of hustle and bustle happening about the home. Whether you’re soaking up the sun with tiny toddlers clinging to your legs, leisurely sprawling while your teens are away on campus for the summer, or organizing a seasonal … Read more

A Celebratory Father’s Day, From Anywhere in the World

Father's Day fishing

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but—unfortunately for you—Dad now happily dwells in a different locale. Thanks to Skype, you can set aside some virtual time to touch base, and celebrate your Pops while out and about. Here are some sweet, creative ways to remind Dad just how glad you are he’s around: Gone Fishin’ Back … Read more

Skype 7.9 for Mac – Web Link Preview Gets Smarter

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.9 for Mac, which provides an updated and smarter web link preview experience. Now when you share a link and want to add some words for additional context, you can simply send everything in one message. If an image related to the link was found, a rich visual … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Skype for Web (Beta) Now Available Worldwide

Skype for web instant notifications

Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging. Visit http://www.skype.com or web.skype.com to give it … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

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