Garage & Updates

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

Skype 6.20 for iOS: Find bots, improved notifications and chat

How to add Skype Bots

Today, we’ve released Skype 6.20 for iPhone and iPad to the iOS App Store. This update includes improvements to bot discovery and notifications. Take a look at what’s new below and download the latest version today. Discover and favorite Skype Bots At the end of March, we introduced Skype Bots to Skype for iPhone and … Read more

Skype – the journey we’ve been on

Skype mobile group video calling

Over the last decade, Skype has become an essential tool for people around the world. Families share special moments together, students go beyond the classroom walls to learn in new ways and colleagues get to work from virtually anywhere. We feel the privilege and the responsibility of making sure that Skype continues to serve our … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype Preview app comes to mobile

new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile

Today, we have started to roll out the new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile as well as an updated Skype Preview for Windows 10 PCs to members of the Windows Insiders Program.* This release brings one of our most requested Skype features to your Windows 10 phone: the ability to make group video calls. … Read more

Now for something completely different: Monty Python Mojis on Skype

Monty Python Skype Mojis

We’re excited to introduce Monty Python to the Mojis family on Skype. Mojis are short, shareable, clips you can use in your Skype chats and today, we’re adding 37 of your favorite Python moments from Life of Brian, Holy Grail and Flying Circus. When words aren’t enough, what better way to bring your conversations to life … Read more

Skype for Linux Alpha and calling on Chrome and Chromebooks

Introducing Skype for Linux Alpha

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Alpha version of a new Skype for Linux client. This release reaffirms our commitment to an important group of people—the Linux community. At 7am PST / 14:00 UTC today, we’ll be hosting a Q&A between Linux users and our Engineering team to launch Skype for Linux … Read more

Exciting news for Linux users

Skype Community Q&A

Tune into the Skype Community Q&A on July 13 at 7am PST / 3pm GMT to learn more! Read more

Skype Bot developer update: cards, groups and more

Skype Bots framework update

Since the Skype Bot Platform was announced at Build in March we’ve had over 30,000 developers start building bots. Today we’re excited to announce some great new features for bot developers with the latest update of the Microsoft Bot Framework. Groups Make Skype Bots that are more productive—or just entertaining—for groups of users. Bots can now … Read more

Shortening the distance between home and traveling abroad

Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism was selling tours of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy

Tara Cappel has a passion for travel. So much so that she started her own travel company called For The Love Of Travel to make it easier for busy, career-oriented young people to experience the mind-opening benefits of travel while still having a full-time job. Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism … Read more

New improved photo, video and document sharing on Skype

Skype cloud file sharing

Millions of people use Skype to send holiday photos, videos, and documents every day, making file sharing one of Skype’s most popular features. As part of our mission to modernize Skype, we’re pleased to announce some improvements to this feature, making it easier to use and more reliable for everyone, on every device. Share, even … Read more

Introducing free Skype Meetings

Introducing free Skype Meetings

We always love hearing about the original ways you use Skype and have noticed that quite a few of you use our technology to run meetings for your small business. Today, we’re excited to introduce a new meeting solution for small businesses in the U.S.: Skype Meetings. For all the details, please head over to … Read more

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