Garage & Updates

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

Join us on June 21-22 for a bot hackathon at Skype Palo Alto!

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At the annual //build conference a few months ago Microsoft launched its bot platform. Bots built using our development tools and AI services enable natural language interaction with hundreds of millions of users across Skype and other services, and do everything from telling jokes to answering questions to booking travel. Since then, there have been … Read more

Introducing Power Women Mojis and Emoticons

Introducing Power Women Mojis and emoticons

Stop and take a minute to think about the people who inspire you—from friends and family, to coworkers, to world leaders, activists, athletes and celebrities. We’re willing to take a bet that, like ours does, your list includes some pretty impressive women. At Skype, we love celebrating great people, characters, and emotions through our content … Read more

Skype 7.0 for Android: new tablet design and ways to add friends

Skype 7.0 for Android

At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to stay connected with the people who matter most. We are constantly working to improve and simplify your Skype experience. Last year we launched material design for Android phones. We received great feedback on the cleaner, more polished feel of the app and how the … Read more

Skype and Sify.com make it easier to purchase paid services in India

Skype partners with Sify in India

At Skype we’re always looking for ways for you to stay in touch more easily with friends and family. So we’ve teamed up with Sify.com to make it easier in India to pay for Skype Credit and subscriptions for international calls. From today, Sify.com will enable Indian debit, credit cards and NetBanking to be used … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype UWP Preview app adds group features

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Today, we’ve updated the Skype UWP Preview app via the store on Insider versions of Windows 10. With it, Windows Insiders* can create and send group messages, as well as make group audio and video calls. In the latest experience, you can see up to four video images at once, which comes in handy when … Read more

Angry Birds are catapulting into Skype

Angry Birds

Skype loves great characters. We’re inspired by the larger than life personalities that express the humor, frustration, and fun that’s part of our daily lives. That’s why we’re excited to add a new set of characters to our personal expression family. Please help us welcome Red, Stella, Bomb and many more of the iconic characters … Read more

Skype Bots now available on Mac and Web

Skype Bots on Mac

A couple weeks ago, we introduced Skype Bots—a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype. Since then, we’ve been working hard to bring this new experience to more users, and today we’re pleased to release preview Skype Bots on two additional platforms: Mac and Web. To get started … Read more

New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge – Preview

Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge

We want to make it easy for anyone to connect on Skype. It’s a simple idea that has led us to make Skype available on virtually every screen, from Windows and Mac computers, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone and iPad, even on Xbox. We know people don’t want to worry about what device the person … Read more

Meet Skype TX 4, the latest studio-grade broadcast solution from Skype

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Since its launch in April 2014, the Skype team has continued to push the boundaries of broadcasting with Skype TX, a studio-grade version of the beloved Skype app that does the heavy lifting so broadcasters are freed-up to focus on producing the best possible interactive programming for their audiences. As participatory television continues to grow … Read more

Skype Bots preview comes to consumers and developers

Skype Bot

Skype brings together hundreds of millions of people around the world every day. The amazing connection that Skype brings to so many people inspired us to think about the next platform shift, to conversation as a platform. Today we are introducing Skype Bots—a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into your daily … Read more

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