Tips & Tricks

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

Managing Your Skype Privacy Settings

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Skype is made for having conversations with people you care about. It’s therefore important to know how to navigate your privacy settings. Where do I change my privacy settings? Device type Privacy settings location Windows Tools > Options > Privacy > Show advanced options Mac Skype > Preferences… > Privacy Windows Phone Uses your privacy settings … Read more

Skype Autocorrect and Language Tips for Windows 10

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Let’s face it, even the best of us make tpyos sometimes… To help fix that, here are a few tips on how to use the autocorrect features when you’re typing your Skype instant messages. This feature was added with Windows 8, but the setup is slightly different in the all-new Windows 10. So today we’ll look … Read more

Use Skype for Calls to Landlines and Mobiles to Save Yourself Some Cash


Since day one, Skype has been all about closing the gap between you and your loved ones. One of the ways we set out to do this was to reduce the costs of calling friends and family who are far away. Today we’re going to be drilling down into that goal with some handy Skype … Read more

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


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

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