Garage & Updates

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

Skype 5.6 for iPhone: Skype optimized for every iPhone screen size

Today we’re releasing Skype 5.6 for iPhone, which brings optimized, scaled UI to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screen sizes. On an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+, Skype 5.6 displays more of your recent chats and shows more messages in conversation view, helping you to communicate with your friends and family quickly and … Read more

It’s now easier to find friends and chat using Skype for Outlook.com

Since we launched Skype on Outlook.com, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and heard loud and clear that starting chat sessions with friends wasn’t as easy as it could be. Today, we’re excited to announce the worldwide availability of improvements to Skype for Outlook.com that makes it easier for you to find and chat with … Read more

Improved Skype desktop clients for a dynamic new chat experience

Today we’re excited to announce Skype for Mac 7.0 as well as the preview for the new Skype for Windows – both of which have been redesigned to make it easier to chat and share. If you’re already using Skype on mobile, you’ll recognize some of these changes. We’ve made the Skype experience consistent whether … Read more

Skype for Mac 7.0

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for Mac 7.0. Here’s a full list of the awesomeness that awaits you.   Features Design refresh of the chat and calling experience New file transfer experience including inline images Support for large emoticons Your Favorites conversations now “roam” and sync on supported platforms Skype is now a 64-bit … Read more

Making improvements to high-definition video call quality

We love to say that distance is no match for Skype – so whether your loved ones are across the globe or across the street, you can always call and say hello to see the smiling faces that are important to you – in crystal clear, high definition video. We want to make sure that … Read more

We’re bringing you great audio quality and making improvements regardless of your environment

It’s a good time to be a Skype user – several cutting edge improvements are on the way. One of these improvements is “advanced audio processing technology.” That might seem like a mouthful, but it’s actually pretty simple. With this new improvement found in the latest version of Skype, you’ll be able to have high … Read more

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

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