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Download Skype 5.0 for iPhone Today!

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On June 9, we announced that an update to Skype for iPhone was on the way, and today it’s time to try it out for yourself: Skype 5.0 for iPhone has arrived! We were excited to use your feedback to remaster the app around you, to help you connect with your friends and family simply … Read more

Skype 5.0: Remastered for iPhone

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You were waiting for this, even if you didn’t know you were. iPhone will soon join the redesigned Skype mobile app club, and we can’t wait for you to try it. The new Skype for iPhone is the most refined version yet. It has all the visual finish that iOS users expect, smooth animations and … Read more

Skype is testing new experiences on Windows desktop and Mac

When we launched Skype for Windows 8 back in October 2012, we set out on a journey to deliver a modern Skype experience designed for today’s communication needs. The journey continued onto different platforms, including Windows Phone and Android, and the time has come to turn our attention to the Skype desktop clients. With this … Read more

A New Snap Experience for Skype for Xbox One

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In the last few months, we’ve been hard at work to make the updates to Skype for Xbox One* you’ve been asking for. We’ve heard your feedback, and today, we’re happy to share that Skype for Xbox One now offers a new Snap calling experience. As you’ll remember, Snap makes it possible to experience two … Read more

Skype for Modern Windows 2.8: Getting Easier to Use

We have released a new version of Skype for modern Windows. We’ve been focused on making the application easier to use. There’s a tighter feel to the hub – the modern Skype is designed for touch but we know a lot of our users have mouse and keyboard devices. As a result we are tightening … Read more

Skype Loves Bringing Groups Together – With FREE Group Video Calling

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When not in the office at Skype, I’m part of a cycling team with a group of four local friends. We’re training for a coast-to-coast charity cycling event but spend our weeks in separate parts of the world on business. As planning for our training days is a challenge, we often rely on Skype group video … Read more

Skype 1.3 for Xbox One: Show the Real You

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We’re continuing to roll out updates to the Skype app on Xbox One*, with version 1.3 available early next week. As you saw last month, we continue to listen to your feedback and to focus on your top requested enhancements that make your Skype experience on Xbox One even better. We know that your Skype profile … Read more

Skype for Modern Windows 2.7, with Multiple Ways to Manage Your Availability

Today we have released a new version of Skype for modern Windows. Managing a busy life is hard and sometimes you just want to plug out. Here are some options to manage your availability: Invisible – When you select to be invisible you can still get incoming messages but without others knowing you’re around to … Read more

Introducing New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 & Improved Skype for Windows 8.1

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At Microsoft’s Build Conference in San Francisco today, the developer community’s best and brightest have come together to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, product updates, and opportunities. Anyone paying close attention to the news at Build will know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8.1, which has been reinvented around you. And … Read more

Skype for Mac Version 6.15 – Now Even More Stable (Thanks to YOU!)

Today we’ve released Skype for Mac, version 6.15. As with all our recent releases, we’ve focused on improving user experience and stability. Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This … Read more

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