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Skype 4.5 for Android: Video Calls Everywhere

For a second release in a row, Skype for Android is focused on improving the experience for tablets. With version 4.5, we’re bringing two totally new features to our tablet users, as well as other improvements for all Android users. We’re very proud to share our first tablet breakthrough with you: Skype is the first … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – version 2.13

Today we’re excited to release an update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.13. As we continue the journey on Skype’s Mobile Future, we’ve focused this release of Skype for Windows Phone on getting you into the conversations you care about faster. In 2.13 we’ve made a significant improvement to the time it takes … Read more

Greetings. Say Hi Faster with Skype 4.15 on iOS

Today we’re introducing version 4.15 of Skype for iPhone and iPad. We are always working to improve your experience on Skype and in this release we’ve reduced startup time so you can start chatting quicker, as well as addressed some of your feedback regarding Skype on iOS 7. What’s new in this version: A redesigned … Read more

The Road to Skype for Xbox One

Skype and Xbox came together to create a marriage of two divisions to bring communications to the living room. In July 2012, less than a year after Skype was acquired by Microsoft, the Skype team embarked on developing Skype for Xbox One. There were three core things we knew we needed to get right: performance, … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.11 – Find Content More Easily with Improved Search

We have released Skype for Mac 6.11. We focused on quality in this release, with fixes for several different crashes and hangs reported to us by users. We also fixed a host of other bugs, including: Full-text search of messages with Unicode characters was failing on 10.6. Infinite scrolling was sometimes broken on Mavericks. A … Read more

Skype Click to Call No Longer Available for Safari

Due to changes in the new Mac OS X Mavericks, the Skype Click to Call plugin is no longer compatible with the Safari (Mac) browser and we need to stop distributing it temporarily. What do I need to do if I already have the plugin installed? You can continue using it as before. However, if … Read more

Top 5 Exciting New Features for Skype for Xbox One

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At Microsoft, we’ve been working hard to create a whole new TV experience that delivers the best Skype communications experience on Xbox One right in your living room. With the launch of Xbox One on November 22, we want to show off the top five most exciting features coming with Skype for Xbox One! No. … Read more

Feature evolution and support for the Skype Desktop API

One of the exciting things about communications is that the field and the technology are always changing and at Skype, we are continually investing in technology improvements to keep bringing innovation in communications to as many of our users as possible. As Mark Gillett described in his Technology Changes to Improve the Skype Experience blog … Read more

Skype for Android 4.4 – A New Look for Tablets

Today, we’re proud to bring you Skype for Android, version 4.4. When we launched version 4.0 in July, we promised to bring the new UI experience to tablets too. Not only are we bringing it to Android tablets, but to the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets as well. Tablet users will now see … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, Version 4.13

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.13. In this release we’ve focused on bringing a refreshed look for iOS 7. In addition we’ve made improvements to accessibility, audio and video calling. What’s new in Skype for iPhone and iPad 4.13: Refreshed look and feel for iOS 7 Accessibility … Read more

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