Garage & Updates

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

Meet the Latest Members of the Emoticon Family

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It’s true what they say: pictures often are worth a thousand words. And, concerning your Skype conversations, you’ve got plenty of emoticons to choose from. As of these last few days, we’re offering a few more images to sprinkle lovingly throughout your messages. Whatever the occasion, whatever your point—these animated characters are sure to help … Read more

Skype Translator Preview App Brings Our World a Little Closer by Introducing French and German

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In May of 2014, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, introduced Skype Translator preview to the world by demonstrating an early version of German. Today, we are happy to announce that we are once again breaking down language barriers by introducing French and German to the line-up of spoken languages available in the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype 7.9 for Mac – Web Link Preview Gets Smarter

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.9 for Mac, which provides an updated and smarter web link preview experience. Now when you share a link and want to add some words for additional context, you can simply send everything in one message. If an image related to the link was found, a rich visual … Read more

Skype for Web (Beta) Now Available Worldwide

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Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging. Visit http://www.skype.com or web.skype.com to give it … Read more

A More Efficient Skype Experience for Your PC

At Skype we want to help you do more together with the people you care about by delivering the best possible experiences to the devices you use. That’s why we’re simplifying your PC experience down to one app that you can use either with your mouse and keyboard or with touch.  Starting on July 7, … Read more

Skype Translator Preview Is Coming to the Skype for Windows Desktop App

To bring Skype Translator into more people’s lives, today we are happy to announce that the Skype Translator preview technology will be coming to the Skype for Windows desktop app. We are targeting the end of summer 2015 for the roll-out to begin. Last month we made it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype and Outlook.com Get a Huge Overhaul – A Redesigned Skype for Outlook.com

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Some of you may have heard about an update to Outlook.com that features a refined inbox, upgraded calendar and new version of Skype. We have been listening to your feedback to work on this redesigned, improved experience. We did not want to limit this new Skype experience to the new Outlook.com preview audience, and starting … Read more

Skype Click to Call – Now from Your Mobile

You told us that you wanted the simplicity of Skype Click to Call on your computer from your mobile device, and we listened! Today, we’re excited to start rolling out Call from mobile (Beta), a new feature that makes the Skype Click to Call desktop plug-in even more useful. The new Call from mobile feature … Read more

Skype 5.13 for iPhone: Preview Links in Chat

At Skype we’ve been working hard to bring you a great chat experience that puts your conversations first. Today in Skype 5.13 for iPhone we’re starting to release web link previews for chat, bringing you quick, rich ways to share information and content with the people who matter most. In 5.13 when you send or … Read more

Skype 7.8 for Mac is now available!

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Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.8 for Mac. We have redesigned the chat input field to give you quicker access to some well-loved features. Now it only takes one click to start sending photos, files, contacts and video messages. We have also added the ability to paste or drag images directly into the … Read more

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