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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

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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

Skype and Outlook.com Get a Huge Overhaul – A Redesigned Skype for Outlook.com

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Some of you may have heard about an update to Outlook.com that features a refined inbox, upgraded calendar and new version of Skype. We have been listening to your feedback to work on this redesigned, improved experience. We did not want to limit this new Skype experience to the new Outlook.com preview audience, and starting … Read more

Skype Click to Call – Now from Your Mobile

You told us that you wanted the simplicity of Skype Click to Call on your computer from your mobile device, and we listened! Today, we’re excited to start rolling out Call from mobile (Beta), a new feature that makes the Skype Click to Call desktop plug-in even more useful. The new Call from mobile feature … Read more

Skype 5.13 for iPhone: Preview Links in Chat

At Skype we’ve been working hard to bring you a great chat experience that puts your conversations first. Today in Skype 5.13 for iPhone we’re starting to release web link previews for chat, bringing you quick, rich ways to share information and content with the people who matter most. In 5.13 when you send or … Read more

Skype 7.8 for Mac is now available!

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Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.8 for Mac. We have redesigned the chat input field to give you quicker access to some well-loved features. Now it only takes one click to start sending photos, files, contacts and video messages. We have also added the ability to paste or drag images directly into the … Read more

Skype Translator Preview Access Just Got Easier!

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Skype’s mission is to bring people together from all over the world, and with Skype Translator we are breaking down language barriers that have historically made it challenging for friends and families to connect. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re making it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview by removing the sign-up requirement. … Read more

Skype 7.7 for Mac – Preview Web Links in Chat

Over the last couple years we’ve spent a lot of time revamping the chat experience in Skype. We first made significant improvement to keep your chats synced across multiple devices. Then, we refreshed how your chat looks- introducing bubble-style chat, inline photos and starting to display file icons on desktop so you can easily scan … Read more

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