Garage & Updates

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

Skype's Take on Vishing (Voice Phishing)

Skype is aware of so-called ‘vishing’ (or voice phishing) attacks, where a recorded call is made to a person to try and coax them to do something, like share personal information via phone or visit a Web site to download… Read more

Skype 2.2 beta for Linux update

We have released Skype 2.2 beta for Linux. With this update we fixed the problem which affected sign in last week. We have also reduced Skype's CPU usage when making video calls. Start downloading the new build now. Give… Read more

Breaking down the barriers, one standard at a time

While video is clearly a pervasive form of communication – both in our personal and professional lives, there are still barriers to be addressed before it can become even more inclusive. Jonathan Rosenberg recently addressed some of the challenges to… Read more

EasyBits Update for Skype Extras Manager

It has come to our attention that concerns have been expressed from Skype users over the update delivered to Skype Extras for Windows by Easybits software. The software is provided by our partner EasyBits, and is part of the Skype… Read more

Skype 5.1 for Mac hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.1 for Mac, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by yesterdays Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.3 for Windows, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by today's Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a update to Skype 5.3 for Windows. This is a bug-fixing update which is resolving some issues for the users of the Skype 5.3 previous release. You can start downloading it now. Please let us… Read more

Reminder: keep Skype for Mac up to date

Last Friday, we switched on update notifications for the latest version of Skype for Mac. When you launch Skype or when you click Skype > Check for Updates…, you will see this: Click Update to download the new version. The… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Today, we've released an update to Mac (version 5.1.0.935) that has: * Security updates * Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks * Fixes minor bugs We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released build. For more information about… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Earlier today, we published another update for Skype for Mac users. This latest version (5.1.0.935) includes all of the security fixes from our April 14th release (5.1.0.922), as well as some additional product fixes. Now that this update has finished… Read more

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