Garage & Updates

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

LIVE! A Q&A Event with Our Skype Experts

Skype Q&A

Upcoming travel plans? Friends and family scattered around the globe looking for ways to stay in touch without breaking the bank? Skype has got your back! Our experts are gathering to share tips and answer your questions on subscriptions and Skype Numbers. Tomorrow, July 23rd at 05:00 PM BST / 12:00 PM EDT / 09:00 AM PDT the Skype … Read more

Skype 5.6 for Android: A Refreshed Look Brings a More Delightful Experience

Skype for Android 5.6

When it comes to product design and user experience, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Today’s Skype 5.6 for Android is a great example, bringing you a bunch of visual refreshes to make Skype even more beautiful to look at and even easier to use. See more chats at a glance When you … Read more

Skype 5.5 for Android: Easier to Use = More Time to Chat

skype app sign in

Today we’re delighted to announce Skype 5.5 for Android. In this release, we put extra focus on improvements that will make the app even easier to use, so you can spend more time chatting and sharing with people you care about most. Simplified flow to sign back in With the improvements we’ve made to battery use … Read more

Skype TX Launches All New Control Software

skype tx broadcast ui

We’re excited to announce that Skype TX controller, our software which gives broadcasters and content producers the ability to control and manage multiple Skype TX units from a single UI, has been updated, and now includes all new features that helps broadcasters create new innovative content. This includes live video previews, remote setting controls, and … Read more

Meet the Latest Members of the Emoticon Family

rainbow

It’s true what they say: pictures often are worth a thousand words. And, concerning your Skype conversations, you’ve got plenty of emoticons to choose from. As of these last few days, we’re offering a few more images to sprinkle lovingly throughout your messages. Whatever the occasion, whatever your point—these animated characters are sure to help … Read more

Skype Translator Preview App Brings Our World a Little Closer by Introducing French and German

Skype Translator

In May of 2014, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, introduced Skype Translator preview to the world by demonstrating an early version of German. Today, we are happy to announce that we are once again breaking down language barriers by introducing French and German to the line-up of spoken languages available in the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype 7.9 for Mac – Web Link Preview Gets Smarter

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.9 for Mac, which provides an updated and smarter web link preview experience. Now when you share a link and want to add some words for additional context, you can simply send everything in one message. If an image related to the link was found, a rich visual … Read more

A More Efficient Skype Experience for Your PC

UPDATE (July 7th): As we announced on June 11th, we have begun upgrading Windows modern users to the Windows desktop app. Later this summer, we’ll roll out the Preview for Universal Skype experiences built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10. These new, light-weight apps will make tasks like calling and messaging more … Read more

Skype Translator Preview Is Coming to the Skype for Windows Desktop App

To bring Skype Translator into more people’s lives, today we are happy to announce that the Skype Translator preview technology will be coming to the Skype for Windows desktop app. We are targeting the end of summer 2015 for the roll-out to begin. Last month we made it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype for Web (Beta) Now Available Worldwide

Skype for web instant notifications

Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging. Visit http://www.skype.com or web.skype.com to give it … Read more

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