Tips & Tricks

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

Going Off the Grid for a While? Skype’s Got Your Back!

Skype Tips & Tricks

Last week we brought you some tips to get the most out of Skype while traveling abroad. Sometimes, however, you might just be completely off the grid so today we’ll be looking at ways you can use Skype to keep your contacts in the loop while you’re away. Set a mood message before you go … Read more

Taking Skype with You on Your Vacation

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No matter where you’ll be getting your much-needed R&R this year, Skype would love to come along! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get more out of Skype while traveling. Use Skype for Web from any computer If you need access to Skype while on the move, check out Skype for … Read more

Use Skype to Send Your Files Quickly and Easily

Sending files in Skype makes you think about Skype in a whole new way. Rather than just rely on Skype to catch up with mom every other weekend, you can send files and utilize Skype as a multi-tool for all kinds of communications. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the lesser-known bits … Read more

How to Get the Very Best Skype Video Quality

The raison d’être of Skype is helping you share special moments with your loved ones. It’s why our video calls are so much richer than an email, a text or even a phone call. We work hard to give you the best video quality possible, so you can have quality time with your friends. We … Read more

What Podcasts Can Teach You About Skype

In recent years there’s been a boom in the popularity of podcasts as a way to get news and entertainment on all kinds of subjects. Even if you haven’t caught the bug yet, the buzz of big shows like Serial might have filtered into your newsfeed. Using Skype to help production is one thing that … Read more

Online Safety for the Next Generation

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I’ve mentioned before on this blog that Skype takes online safety very seriously. The online world is becoming an increasingly large part of our lives, a fact that is doubly true for people growing up in this internet-connected age. The next generation faces a daunting set of challenges to their online safety that are constantly … Read more

What can Skype do for me?

Today I’m going to take Skype’s features and show how they can be useful in anyone’s life.  Let’s get started! Do you have any friends or family who live abroad? Our most famous feature is probably our free video calling, one-to-one or in a group. If you’ve tried it then you know what a difference it makes … Read more

Calling phones from Skype, the easy way

Have you ever called a landline or mobile from Skype? I’m sure a lot of you have, but there are also plenty of users who only know Skype for its free video calls. Whether you’re new to calling phones or it’s old-hat to you, there are a few tricks to managing phone numbers in Skype … Read more

Saving time and money with call forwarding

Today I’ll be discussing the benefits of combining call forwarding and different Skype features that – when combined – can help you be more efficient. Don’t worry if you’ve only ever used Skype for video calling and instant messages though, there’ll be plenty of explanation along the way. Call forwarding and a subscription. As you … Read more

Old skool fun with Skype calls

Skype is a great example of how improvements in technology have made it easier for us to communicate. It opens up a whole bunch of options for fun when you’re apart from the people that matter. Those options might be as high tech as Skype is if you use it for desktop gaming, or really … Read more

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