Tips & Tricks

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

Smooth starts to your Skype meetings

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When it comes to audio and video calling in the workplace, Skype for Business is a brilliant solution which combines the familiar experience of Skype with all the enterprise-level security and control you need for your business communications. However, if you’re working in a smaller team of up to 25 individuals, Skype could be an … Read more

A grandson’s hug – Improving Skype quality

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Global demographics, advances in travel and evolving technology have changed the way we live and work. One of the most significant outcomes of these changes is that, in many countries, members of the youngest generation are now moving away from their hometowns to work abroad. And as their own families grow, it’s increasingly more difficult … Read more

Learning a language with Skype

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One of the great things about Skype is how it allows you to communicate across global boundaries with the greatest of ease. Whether your friend is around the corner or around the world, they’re always just a Skype call away. But not all boundaries are geographical in nature. Sometimes, if you want to talk to … Read more

Skype call quality on mobile devices

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When it comes to using Skype, we’ve seen a tremendous increase of calls made on mobile devices in the past couple of years. This growth has been supported by the constant development of the Skype app for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. But our quest for the perfect Skype experience continues — we’re now leveraging … Read more

Send texts from your computer with Skype

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In the past I’ve mentioned Skype instant messages are pretty great. You can do so much more with them than just hammer out a few words on your keyboard and hit send – there are mojis, emoticons, file sending, text formatting, timestamped quotes… The list of features goes on and on. But sometimes you can’t … Read more

How to Personalize Your Skype Client

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Have you got a favorite object in your life? One that you could draw from memory because it’s yours. It might be just a thing to anyone else, but you wouldn’t change it for anything. That’s how I feel about the way I have personalized my Skype client. Anyone else would just see the contact … Read more

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

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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

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