Tips & Tricks

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

Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.

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Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

You’ve got mail – how to update your contact email address on Skype

Here at Skype we’re serious about keeping people connected. It’s pretty much our raison d’etre. Whether it’s through instant messages, video calls, voicemails or video messages, we believe that having the right way to deliver your message is crucial to keeping your nearest and dearest close to you. We also like to stay connected with … Read more

Because I’m (happy) – having fun with Skype emoticons

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I enjoy a bit of Skype-based tomfoolery from time to time. Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, even this guy: Emoticons are a great way of having some fun with Skype. You can use them to express your every mood, whether you’re (happy), … Read more

International travel this summer? Call home with Skype

Travelling the world is a great way to spend a summer vacation. But how do you call home without costing yourself enormous sums of money on roaming fees and calling cards? Fortunately, with Skype, it’s easy. Make a free voice or video call If the person you’d like to call has a Skype account, once … Read more

How to send a message with the least possible actions

It’s no secret that I consider the three core actions of Skype to be adding a contact, sending a message and making a call. Whenever a version of Skype gets a big update I always make sure to describe how to do those three things to get you settled in. But I jumped ahead of … Read more

How to update Skype on your mobile phone

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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella last week outlined his vision for the future of the company; he said that Microsoft is the “productivity and platform company for…the mobile first world.” He imagines the world as full of screens of all sizes, and says that every home screen on every ecosystem should have some of Microsoft’s services, … Read more

Getting the Most out of Skype 5 for iPhone

In a recent post I took a step back and looked at the performing the three most important actions in Skype 5 for iPhone. It’s good to go back to basics after a big change, but there’s a lot more to the new version of Skype for iPhone. For starters, we’ve already released an update … Read more

Take it from the Top with Skype 5 for iPhone

Here on the Tips & Tricks blog I often focus on some of the less obvious features of Skype, the things you might not discover yourself. But whenever one of our versions of Skype goes through a big change I like to remind users how to do the basics before anything else. We recently released … Read more

Adding a contact with the least possible actions

You know that feeling, you’re running a few minutes behind schedule and you’ve arranged a Skype call with someone. You start up your computer and realize that you don’t have the person in your contact list and time is wasting. To help you out in just such circumstances, this next post in my Least Possible … Read more

The ultimate guide to acing a Skype job interview

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College has ended. Now what? Searching for a job is ridiculously stressful. But it doesn’t have to be, especially with help from someone who’s been in your shoes. Lauren Berger, founder of internqueen.com and Microsoft Windows spokesperson, shares insights on job-hunting in the digital age as well as how to land the career of your … Read more

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