The Skype Community recently passed a major milestone by welcoming its 2,000,000th registered user! We are thrilled that two million people from around the world have joined us to ask and answer questions, share stories and talk about Skype.
In parenting people often talk about the terrible twos, but on the Community we’re planning for the terrific twos because there’s so much ahead to get excited about. We’re already shaping the future of Skype and we have no intention of stopping any time soon.
At the moment we have idea boards open where you can contribute your ideas for the future of Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Windows Phone. The information that you provide here is regularly reviewed and fed into the development process for future releases. We’re continually expanding this program so keep an eye out for more idea boards coming soon.
The Community is also a great place for you to talk directly with the people who make those releases happen. We have Staff Champions who participate directly in the Community to learn what you like and don’t like about Skype. We also organize Ask Skype live events about hot topics which give you the opportunity to ask your most burning questions.
With over two million users registered, you can also count on the Skype Community for help with any technical hiccups you might encounter. No matter how small the issue, chances are you’ll find someone who has had a similar experience. We’re especially grateful to our Community Ambassadors like Hideo, who answer a huge amount of questions each month. We also gather feedback from the Community on information we provide online about Skype and use that feedback to close any gaps. A recent example is this guide to solving sign-in difficulties with Skype.
To the two million users who have joined our Community already, thank you for joining us on this journey. We couldn’t have done it without your support. If you haven’t joined yet, there are great opportunities coming up on the Community to make yourself heard so now is a great time to dive in.