Tips & Tricks

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

How to use Skype for desktop Gaming

Reliable, secure communication is essential for any dedicated gamer, and with the latest version of Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux, we’ve got you and your teammates covered when it counts. While there are quite a few communication tools out there specifically for gaming, they’re not always easy to use. These tools often require time … Read more

Having some fun with Skype Qik

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Last week on the Big Blog you probably noticed our announcement of an all new Skype experience – Skype Qik. Dan and Pierro did a great job of covering why this is big step forward in the way you use Skype to keep in touch with your friends and family. I also think the app is very … Read more

Instant message formatting with Skype for Mac 7.0

Last week we announced the release of an update to Skype for Mac and a preview of Skype for Windows desktop. This means that the planned changes to our interface which we recently announced will start to reach more of our users. The announcement covered some great reasons to grab these updates, from an immersive … Read more

How to use a microphone for your Skype calls – Part 2

Last week I got to talking about microphone tips for the best Skype call quality. It turned out to be a subject with a lot of meat to it, so I thought I’d split it into two parts. We’ve already covered how to position yourself relative to the microphone for the best quality. This week … Read more

How to use a microphone for your Skype calls – Part 1

Here at Skype we do a lot of work to ensure that our audio and video quality is the best it can possibly be. A few months ago, Mo talked about how we’re improving your video calls, but we put a lot of effort into making sure that you get clear audio for your calls … Read more

Help safeguard your Skype account

Chores are often not things we do for fun. But there’s usually a good reason to do them and the best way to handle them is to do them quickly and then get on with fun stuff like calling and messaging your friends and family. Helping to safeguard your Skype account and keeping it up … Read more

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

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