Tips & Tricks

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

Setting up Skype at Home Before You Head off to College

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If you’re heading off to college for the first time in the next couple of weeks, there’s probably a lot on your mind. The first few weeks are a rush of new experiences, friends and classes, and the family you leave at home are going to want to hear all about it. You’re not going … Read more

Making School Life Easier with Skype

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Skype in the Classroom enables you to bring the entire world into your lessons through calls to experts, classes in other countries and more. But even when you’re not in the classroom, Skype has a lot of features to make school life easier. So, with a new school year coming up fast, let’s look at … Read more

Quoting for Emphasis on Skype

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“The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Just because something looks like a quote doesn’t mean it’s 100% verified truth. But knowing who said what and when is still pretty useful, and it’s a feature of Skype’s instant messages that I find myself using a … Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Instant messaging is great, of that there is no doubt. Having all your contacts at the tips of your fingers is an incredibly powerful communication tool. Sometimes, though, you can communicate something with a glimpse of a picture or a second of video which would take endless back and forth messages to explain. Luckily, when you’re … Read more

A Few Helpful Bookmarks for Skype

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There is a lot of helpful information out there on how to get the most out of Skype (including the one you’re currently reading – Skype Tips & Tricks) so we thought we’d give you a run-down of some of our favorite pages you might want to bookmark. Chat commands and roles These chat commands … Read more

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

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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

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