Garage & Updates

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

Skype 5.5 for iPhone: Answer Skype calls in an instant

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The newest version of Skype for iPhone takes advantage of extensions in iOS 8 to deliver interactive notifications. You can now answer voice and videos calls as well as jump right to text conversations to reply all from the lock screen and notification center. From the lock screen, swiping left on a notification will reveal … Read more

Skype TX released to manufacturing – hardware partners announced

Back in April at NAB Las Vegas, we announced a new solution specifically designed for broadcasters allowing them to use Skype within production: Skype TX. Today, we’re delighted to announce its release to manufacturing whilst also welcoming three brand new hardware partners to the Skype family: NewTek, Quicklink and Riedel. Since we first announced the … Read more

Location Sharing comes to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 2.22 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, which brings location sharing to Skype for the first time!  Location sharing lets you have an even better chat experience on the go.  Seeing friends or family and want to tell them where to meet you?  Simply use this new … Read more

Skype 5.4 for iPhone: Host group audio calls from your iPhone

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Skype for iPhone 5.4 brings you a first for Skype on smartphones – group audio calling. We’ve been working hard to make it easy for you to host a group audio call with just one tap. How to host a group audio call For existing groups (and for new groups) we’ve placed a new call … Read more

Skype 1.8 for Xbox One now has photo viewing and enhanced Snap experience

  Since we launched Skype for Xbox One*, we’ve been listening to your feedback and continuing to make updates to improve your Skype experience. With this update, we’re excited to add the ability to view photos from mobile devices; we’re also continuing to evolve Snap functionality, which we announced a few months ago. Skype 1.8 … Read more

Skype Chat notifications rebuilt around you

We all go through our days hoping our phone will buzz or beep or ring to let us know someone is thinking about us. Or something important is happening. Or OMG you have to see this video. But it can get a bit much. Especially when you have the same app running in lots of … Read more

Skype for modern Windows 3.1: now you can edit messages

Today we’re pleased to release version 3.1 of Skype for modern Windows which comes with the ability to edit messages and a few more improvements. To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking with your mouse to highlight the text you want to … Read more

Bringing photo sharing to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices.  Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to … Read more

Skype 5.0 for Android: find your friends automatically

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Helping you keep in touch with the people who matter most in your life has always been a key goal for us here at Skype. But with more than 300 million users, we know that sometimes finding your friends on Skype can be a challenge. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a brand new feature for Android … Read more

Lighting Up Skype on Android for Amazon Fire

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As you know, we’re committed to delivering the best possible Skype experience across any platform – bringing you closer to the people you care about most. Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes.  And today we’re excited to add … Read more

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