Tips & Tricks

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

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

Making your Skype calls easier, with a twist

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Not all Skype calls are equal. If you’re anything like me you’ve been on more than one Skype call where the conversation just wasn’t flowing smoothly. Maybe it was with a family member you don’t call often, or a friend who has a particularly difficult time communicating. Small-talk can be hard at the best of … Read more

What’s on your Skype profile?

First impressions are important. This is something that’s as true in Skype as it is in life. That’s why your profile, and the information in it, is so important. It’s like your calling card in the world of Skype. You want to have enough detail in your Skype profile for your friends to find you … Read more

Finding the next Skype feature to use on your mobile

Last week, as part of March’s focus on helping you find new features, I gave you some tips on using Skype in new ways on your desktop device. Don’t think I’d forgotten about you if using Skype on the go is more your jam, though. Today we’re going to take a look at some of … Read more

Which Skype feature to use next on your desktop device

As I mentioned in the last post, March is going to be a great month for finding new features here on the Tips & Tricks blog. Over the next two posts I’m going to make a few suggestions to help you find your next Skype feature. The thing which might change the way you think … Read more

The big guide to mobile photo sharing on Skype

Spring has started peeking around the corner here in London, bringing promises of fresh starts and new beginnings. That makes it the perfect time to explore uncharted territory, something which I do with pleasure here on the Tips & Tricks blog. Over the next few weeks I’m going to focus on helping you discover and … Read more

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