Tips & Tricks

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

The Simple Guide to Get Your Mother Started With Skype

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Modern people are always on the move and, increasingly, that means relocating far away from home. In 2011, 40% of Americans lived in a state other than where they were born and, in 2013, 3 million people in the UK moved house. I am one of these statistics; I live in California but my parents … Read more

A Workday Without Skype Isn’t Much of a Workday At All

I recently wrote about taking things for granted, like how easy it is to start a Skype call. That got me thinking about other things I take for granted while working at Skype, and one of them is Skype itself. I would really struggle through my work day without Skype and in the tips below, … Read more

Starting a Skype Call on a Different Foot

It’s human nature to pay the least attention to the things you do the most. How to start a Skype call is a great example of this. It’s so easy to do, you might think you know all about it already. Today I’m going to change that with some tips for starting a call in … Read more

Four Ways to Give Skype a Piece of Your Mind

Skype users are a passionate group. As soon as I started here, everyone I knew started sharing their Skype stories with me and it felt amazing to be a part of them. We love that kind of passion and want to tap into it to find out how to make Skype better. Today I’m talking … Read more

A Hop, A Skype and a Jump to Windows 8.1

If you haven’t made the jump yet from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, what’re you waiting for? I call it a jump but really it’s more of a short hop. Your files, desktop applications, user accounts and settings will come with you and you can keep working while the update is taking place, so you … Read more

Skype Tricks for the Mischievous

Every now and then we could all use some mischief. I know it’s not Halloween but this is the tips and tricks blog, so why not have a little fun? Today I’m going to take a look at some of the great features of Skype for Windows desktop. Along the way, I might drop some … Read more

Add a Skype Call-To-Action To Your Website or Email Signature

Today I’m talking about ways that you can encourage people to connect with you on Skype in a way that’s a little different. Here at Skype we love the internet in all its many forms. The way it’s always growing and changing as we all contribute to it is great. If you build upon the … Read more

How to Expand Your Outlook With Skype

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In a recent post I answered the question “What is Skype?”, in answer to comments we hear quite often. In that post I explained that you don’t use Skype in your browser, but that’s not quite the whole story. You see, if you use Outlook.com email you can send instant messages and make Skype video and … Read more

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