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Your Thanksgiving mission, should you choose to accept it…


Everyone thinks their Thanksgiving traditions are the best, but what happens when spies get involved? Over the past few days, our Skype social channels have witnessed a series of Thanksgiving heists that we’ve compiled here for your festive viewing pleasure. Get the briefing on all this year’s Thanksgiving attendees with our file sharing feature. Your … Read more

Skype gets squash fans in on the action

World Squash Championships

Last week, the world’s best squash players gathered in Bellevue, Washington to compete in one of the most prestigious squash tournaments – the PSA World Tour 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships. It all came to a head on Sunday night, as France’s Greg Gaultier took on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, coming out on top in straight … Read more

Foodies celebrate Thanksgiving with a side of Skype

Skype influencers

It’s that time of year when food takes center stage as family and friends gather around the table to celebrate all things they were thankful for the past year. While food is never in shortage, sometimes new recipes seem to be in short supply. This year, food vloggers Brothers Green and Katie Quinn prepared dishes … Read more

Skype tips for last-minute Thanksgiving saves

Skype emoticon

Thanksgiving is mere days away and odds are you’ve got last-minute preparations on your plate. Good thing Skype is here with a few helpful shortcuts. Take two minutes to read these and we’ll help save you some precious time. For last-minute recipe searches: Skype file sharing It doesn’t matter if it’s mom, your little brother, … Read more

Create a Skype chat, share a link, and start dancing

Skype invites link

A few weeks ago, we released a brand new way for people to start a group chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger Twitter… and invite people to join their conversation. Anyone who gets the link can join the chat using Skype on their device, or if they don’t … Read more

Meet Rishi, our first winner of My Match Day

Match Day winner

For all you folks who entered our My Match Day competition, we’re proud to announce our first winner… (drumroll)… Rishi Mukherjee from Canada. In September, Skype partnered with The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS and asked all you soccer fans how you celebrate your Manchester United match day — and we were overwhelmed by entries from … Read more

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon


Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

Get your fill of the World Squash Championships with Skype

World Squash Championship

Calling all Squash fans around the world, we’re inviting you to experience the 2015 Men’s World Squash Championship with Skype. Held in a different location each year, The World Squash Championship is one of the most prestigious squash tournaments in the PSA World Series. This year it’s being held in Bellevue, Seattle until Sunday, November 22, and … Read more

Nous voulons vous aider à rester en contact avec vos amis et votre famille en France

Au vu des évènements terribles qui viennent de se dérouler à Paris, nous souhaitons vous aider à rester en contact avec vos amis, familles et collègues. A cet effet, tous les appels domestiques et internationaux vers téléphones fixes et portables seront gratuits* durant les prochains jour. Pour savoir comment passer des appels Skype sur téléphones fixes … Read more

Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in France

In light of the devastating events that have taken place in Paris, we want to help people stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues. So, with immediate effect we are making all domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles in France free of charge* for the next few days. To learn how to … Read more

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