Garage & Updates

Learn about the newest features, products and client updates for all platforms

Skype Translator – How it Works

As mentioned by Gurdeep Pall in this morning’s Big Blog post, today we have announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program which will kick-off with English and Spanish as the first two languages. We couldn’t be more excited; Skype Translator is the result of decades of research in speech recognition, automated translation, … Read more

Save and share your videos with Skype Qik

For our second release of Skype Qik, we’ve focused on addressing some of your top requests and issues. Many of you have requested to save your own videos to your phone. That way if you record something in Qik, you get to keep it. Tap on one of your own videos when you’re in a … Read more

Skype and Lync deliver video calls

Last year we made it possible for Skype and Lync customers around the world to connect with each other from across these platforms using instant messaging and audio calling. Today marks the next stage in this journey: we’re excited to announce that Skype users can now video call their Skype contacts on Lync, and vice … Read more

Skype 2.25 and Qik Fliks Come to Windows Phone

Today we’re releasing 2.25 which brings a smarter chat experience to Skype for Windows Phone, including big emoticons so you can now be even more expressive while you chat, and new features to help you manage your messages. Emoticons – bigger is better We know you love our emoticons so now when you reply with … Read more

Skype 7.2 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.2 for Mac. We have been listening to your feedback since we launched the redesigned client, and have adjusted color contrast in chat to make it easier to read. We’ve also fixed several top crash issues to make the app more stable. The full list of features and fixes … Read more

Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)

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Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video. In this time we’ve made Skype available on computers, mobile phones, TVs and even games consoles. Expanding to different platforms has helped us grow to over 2 billion daily minutes (that’s over 33 … Read more

Introducing Skype for Business

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Yesterday we kicked off a global conversation about how Microsoft is reinventing productivity—across the board—to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. Connecting people across all of life’s moments – to talk, to share, to collaborate – is at the heart of helping people … Read more

Skype Translator Early Preview – Sign-Up Opens Today!

In May, Satya Nadella and Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall unveiled Skype Translator, Microsoft’s breakthrough in real-time speech translation at Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference. Since then, the engineering team has been hard at work to get the technology behind Skype Translator ready for a preview release. Starting today, we are rolling out a … Read more

Skype 5.7 for iPhone: Smarter and Faster Chat

At Skype, we work hard to incorporate your ideas to continue building a great app that helps you do more with the people you love, whenever you’re apart. In fact, on the Skype for iPhone team, we personally read each piece of user feedback and categorize comments by hand to determine what to work on … Read more

Skype 7.1 for Mac

Today we’re releasing Skype 7.1 for Mac, which now supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The full list of features and fixes include:   Features Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite support Enhanced group profile- making it easier to copy a link or to leave a group conversation   Fixed Issues Category Description Application Crash on video calls … Read more

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