Tips & Tricks

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

Here are the Skype for Windows layout changes that you requested

Here at Skype we work hard to help you share meaningful moments with those who mean the most to you. That’s more important than ever at this time of year, as the holiday season rolls around for so many of our users. Because Skype has become such a cornerstone of those moments, it should come … Read more

Skype for frequent flyers revisited

A year and a half doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but at the frantic pace of the age, it feels like a lifetime. I wrote up some Skype tips for frequent flyers around then and since then time (much like the post’s readers) has flown. One look at the screenshot in that post … Read more

Digging deep in the 2014 layout of Skype for Mac

Avatars side-by-side

You might have seen that last week I touched upon some frequently asked questions regarding the new Skype layout. They mostly focused on Skype for Windows desktop, so today I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the options for controlling the layout in Skype for Mac. If you haven’t already got … Read more

Getting to grips with the 2014 Skype layout

A few weeks ago I told you about instant message formatting, one exciting new feature of the updated layout of Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac. I didn’t go into any further detail at the time because I wasn’t sure what hurdles, if any, you might run into. Since then I’ve been listening … Read more

Using Skype with a newborn at home

At Skype we love helping our users share experiences and tender moments. One time of life where those moments seem to be around every corner is when there’s a newborn in the family. It’s a magic time, but it’s also absolutely exhausting for the new mom and dad. With grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … Read more

How to have some Halloween fun with Skype

So Skype users, are you ready for All Hallows’ Eve this Friday? Whether your carefully crafted costume gets shown off at parties or on your neighbors’ doorsteps, it’s a holiday that offers fun for young and old. As you know, I love to have some fun of my own here on the Tips and Tricks … Read more

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

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