Tips & Tricks

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

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

Keeping yourself safe from phishing and other online threats

We love the internet in all its many guises here at Skype. But like a lot of enjoyable things, the internet is best when used with caution. I’ve covered the subjects of online security and phishing on this blog before, but they’re ever-present dangers so frequent reminders to stay on your toes are important. The … Read more

Tools to manage your paid Skype features

Skype is well known for its free Skype-to-Skype calls, but did you know there are a whole lot more features you can use by buying a little Skype Credit? We make Skype Credit easy to pay for with a range of different payment methods around the world. We also offers some tools to manage stored … Read more

What else can you do with a Microsoft account?

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In a recent post I spent some time talking about the very first steps in Skype. I mentioned that users who don’t have a Skype Name yet should consider signing up for a Microsoft account and using that to sign in to Skype. If you’re a seasoned Skype user you might have skipped over that … Read more

What’s this ‘Skype’ thing all about?

Welcome to the one-page guide that’ll take you from only having heard of Skype, to being well on your way to using it for staying in contact with friends and family near and far. This guide is ideal if you have no experience at all using Skype, or to share with friends who you’d like … Read more

HD video calling with Skype on Samsung TVs

If you’re enjoying the new Skype 4.0 on TVs with your Samsung TV then chances are the memory of getting home with a new TV is fresh in your mind. The eager anticipation of that high definition image is pretty familiar to us here at Skype; we’re always in pursuit of the perfect video call. … Read more

Getting started with Skype on Samsung TVs

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If you’re looking for a new Skype experience to kick-start your year with, we’ve got something big for you. Chances are the biggest screen in your house is your TV, and if yours is a recent model Samsung then there is a brand new Skype experience for you to try. Over the next few weeks … Read more

Let Skype inspire your New Year’s resolution

I hope all our Skype users who recently celebrated a holiday had a joyous time with those who matter most. This is the time for big events on the calendar, and for many of you the next one will be the welcoming of a whole new year. Yes, New Year’s is right around the corner … Read more

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

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