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Skype helps Rumi Spice cultivate saffron, as well as peace

Skype social good

Sun soaked landscapes, rolling hills, mysterious deserts and fields of crocuses with their bright red stigmas catching the sun’s rays. A country of hospitable inhabitants who welcome guests with open arms. A place so far from the beaten track that many don’t even know where it is. And yet, you’ll never see it in any … Read more

Send texts from your computer with Skype

Skype SMS

In the past I’ve mentioned Skype instant messages are pretty great. You can do so much more with them than just hammer out a few words on your keyboard and hit send – there are mojis, emoticons, file sending, text formatting, timestamped quotes… The list of features goes on and on. But sometimes you can’t … Read more

Skype 6.3 for iPhone and iPad: iOS9 support, Slide Over, Split View and more

Skype for iPad

Following the recent launch of our brand new design for Skype for iPhone and iPad (thank you for the app store feedback and ratings so far!), we’re excited to update both apps today with full iOS9 compatibility and the release of three new features: Use Slide Over and Split View to get things done together … Read more

Skype 7.13 for Mac: now supports OS X El Capitan

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.13 for Mac. In this release, we focused on updating Skype to make sure the app supports Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. We’ve also added support to the new Split View mode in El Capitan, which helps you with multitasking, such as planning a trip with a group … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (September 2015)

Skype video call

By bringing people together, Skype is making the world a more open and cultured place. No matter if it’s reuniting refugees with loved ones, sharing a new perspective at a film festival or a global collaboration between classrooms on different sides of the world, Skype acts as the uniting force. The United Nations High Commissioner … Read more

Skype 6.4 for Android: Manage Conversations from Android Wear

Skype for Android 6.4

At Skype we’re always listening to your feedback and continuing to make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today we’re excited to announce Skype 6.4 for Android, which brings you new ways to manage conversations on Android Wear devices such as the Moto 360, Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, or the ASUS ZenWatch. Stay on … Read more

Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom and Hearts on Fire are joining forces to inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting social change rock stars with students around the world. Imagine sitting in a classroom in New Jersey and being taken on a virtual field trip to Uganda led by Diane, a local water engineer … Read more

5 Things We Learned at IBC

Skype in Media

Skype in Media recently joined 55,000 attendees at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, one of the largest broadcast trade shows in the world. IBC allows experts involved in the making, managing, and distribution of entertainment and news content to engage in what excites them most — broadcast and media. IBC had too many highlights to … Read more

How to Personalize Your Skype Client

Skype tips

Have you got a favorite object in your life? One that you could draw from memory because it’s yours. It might be just a thing to anyone else, but you wouldn’t change it for anything. That’s how I feel about the way I have personalized my Skype client. Anyone else would just see the contact … Read more

Helping Put the “Global” in GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media

We love when anyone mentions us on Twitter, and every so often, those mentions reveal people using Skype in amazing ways. Our curiosity was piqued by the above tweet from GlobalGirl Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls from under-served communities to find their voice in the media. They’re using Skype to share … Read more

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