Tips & Tricks

Learn new new tips, tricks, and shortcuts for making your Skype experience even better

How to adjust video size on Skype group calls

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The Skype Community is a place for asking questions and getting answers about Skype. I pop in there often to see what kind of questions users ask frequently that I can answer in a post like this. In this post I’m going to delve into one of those questions: How to control the separate video streams … Read more

Getting up to speed with Skype for Xbox One

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Skype is available on a wide variety of devices, so it can be a little difficult to keep you informed of every update for every device here on the Tips & Tricks blog. I’ve been particularly bad at keeping up with developments on Skype for Xbox One, which is a shame because the team have … Read more

Skype tips for selfie fans

Like I mentioned in my recent post about where to find new contacts – Skype is used by a huge variety of people. Different people are also likely to use Skype in different ways depending on their needs. To help address those needs I wrote Skype tips for frequent flyers and Skype tips if you’re … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone with the least possible actions

After a pleasant two weeks spent pondering the nature of Skype and the location of Skype contacts, it’s time to get back down to earth with some step by step tips. Today I’d like to introduce Windows Phones to the Least Possible Actions series, but I’m going to do so with a twist. So far, … Read more

Where to find people to talk to on Skype

In-case you missed it, we recently launched Skype 5.0 for Android with an all new way to find your friends automatically using your address book. That exciting new feature, combined with the exploration I did last week of what Skype is for, left me thinking this week about adding contacts on Skype in a different … Read more

Skype can make your long distance relationship easier

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When I went away to college, back in the mists of time (they had just invented fire), I was really distraught about leaving my boyfriend behind. He and I decided to go to different schools two hours apart. We would talk for hours on the phone, drop stupid amounts of money on calling cards, and … Read more

How to use Skype for more than catching up

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Hello there weary internet browser, take a load off your keyboard and let’s chat. Today I’m not going to give you any step by step instructions on how to do a specific thing with Skype. Instead I’d like to take a step back and talk a little bit about what Skype is for. We all … Read more

Skype group screen sharing is free

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Maybe this has happened to you. You’ve got a hilarious picture you’d like to show with your whole gang that’s just sitting there on your desktop. Or maybe you’re on a Skype call with your colleagues trying to explain a concept or show a calendar, and you’ve thought to yourself, I’d love to be able just … Read more

Use Skype to parent your college student from afar

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Being a parent is a life-long job. No matter whether our kids are toddlers or college students, we still have plenty of sage advice to offer. And college-aged kids – whether they’re freshmen moving into the dorms or seniors plotting their next steps – can still benefit from parental guidance. They won’t necessarily admit to … Read more

Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.

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Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

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