Big Blog

Find company updates, big product releases, and some of our most popular posts

Over 1 billion Skype mobile downloads – thank you!

Celebrating 1 billion Skype mobile downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new … 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

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

The power of visual communication

American Sign Language Day

When we built Skype, our goal was simple — to bring people closer together. Since then, Skype has been used in truly amazing ways to help people stay connected. We’ve seen it used to train doctors remotely in Botswana, for an explorer to connect with students from the top of Mount Everest and even as a … Read more

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

Right to Learn student

Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn provides computer training, life skills, reading … Read more

Conversational Arabic lessons bridge cultural divides

Skype handshake emotion

How do graduates from Columbia University decide to start an Arabic language tutoring service? Turns out it was quite simple: they saw a need for affordable, conversational Arabic training and found a way to offer this service via Skype, while providing work to displaced Syrian refugees. We love learning of all the creative ways that … Read more

The Late Late Show inspires new Skype emoticons

James Corden and the Carpool Karaoke Skype Moji

If you’re a big fan of the Late Late Show (like us), you already know that James Corden loves emoticons and has some pretty great ideas for how to use them. What we didn’t know is that our emoticon library was, in James’ opinion, lacking some key expressions. As a longtime friend, James was kind … Read more

Skype plays hero to comic book fans at the Batman v Superman premiere

Amy Adams chatting with fans on Skype

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s the super live stream of the US red carpet premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Skype got together with Xbox and Azure Media Services to experience the hype of the red carpet. But this wasn’t your normal red carpet event. Being Skype, we … Read more

Page 2 of 47123...Last »