Tips & Tricks

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

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


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

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?


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

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