Garage & Updates

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

Skype Redesigned for Android, iPhone and iPad

Skype for Android

At Skype we are passionate about helping you connect to the people that matter most even when you’re apart. We are constantly working to make it easier and better to do just that, whether you’re talking with family, messaging with friends, or sharing a photo. That’s why Skype 6.0 for Android is rolling out today … Read more

Skype 7.11 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.11 for Mac. The key fixed issue and known issue include: Fixed Issue Category Description Video Messaging Fixed an issue causing some video messages to not play back with sound. Known Issue Category Description Current Workaround Messaging Sometimes Skype crashes on quit. n/a. We are working on resolving the … Read more

Skype 5.10 for Android: Express Yourself in New Ways

skype ringtone

At Skype we take your feedback to heart and continuously make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today in Skype 5.10 for Android, we’re bringing you new ways to express yourself. Personalize your ringtone Customize incoming call sounds for a contact by selecting a ringtone from your device. In a conversation, tap the lower right and select “Ringtone … Read more

New Update: Skype 7.10 for Mac

skype for mac

We’re pleased to announce Skype 7.10 for Mac which is focused on improving your video calling experience. The full list of fixed issues and known issues include: Fixed Issues Category Description Video Fixed stutter when Skype window is minimized during a video call. Video Fixed spinner which sometimes incorrectly appeared during a video call. Contacts … Read more

Free Group Voice and Video Calls – Now on Skype for Web and Skype for

Skype for Web video call

Staying up to date with groups of friends and family is easy with Skype for Web (beta) and Skype for and, thanks to all your feedback and requests, we’ve just made your group chats even better! From today, in addition to group IM we’ve launched free group voice and group video calls!  You can … Read more

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


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

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