Garage & Updates

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

Get together on a free group video call – from the comfort of your sofa

At Skype, we mean it when we say “we love getting friends and family in one place for regular catch-ups.” That’s why we made group video calling free on Windows desktop, Mac and Xbox One back in April 2014, and extended support to Windows tablets and Windows 2 in 1 devices a few months later. … Read more

Skype 5.9 for iPhone: Start conversations quickly and easily

UPDATE: Thank you to the overwhelming number of people who applied to be a part of the Skype for iOS Pre-Release program! As we only have a limited number of places available we’re closing the application for iOS pre-release program for the moment. We will be reviewing the applicants and sending out emails to users … Read more

Skype is Stepping Up Productive Communication

As part of our commitment to continually bring the everyday Skype experience to more places, we are excited to share that Skype is now available for Office Online Word and Office Online PowerPoint . Skype for Office Online makes collaborating a breeze. The chat experience is available right next to the document, enabling you to chat … Read more

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

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