Tips & Tricks

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

How the Xbox One is Going to Change the Way You Use Skype

Earlier this year we released a new way of using video in Skype. Video messaging was such a change to the way you’re used to using Skype that I was inspired to post some tips on what you might use it for. Recently, with the Xbox One, we’ve made a huge leap forward with the … Read more

Tips to jump ahead with Skype on Xbox One

Earlier this week I posted tips for getting started with Skype on Xbox One. Today I’d like to lift the lid on some of the cool features to get you ahead of the game. Whether it’s turning the auto-zoom feature on and off, typing with your mobile device or continuing a call while gaming, these … Read more

The One Guide for Skype on Xbox One

Now I know I can’t possibly claim to answer every question you might have about Skype on Xbox One in just one post. But my goal today is to give you the basics to get you going with this exciting new way to enjoy Skype. I’ll also give you some info on where to go … Read more

Get The Best of Skype on Xbox One

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype on Xbox One. Whether you’re a movie fanatic, TV guru or elite gamer, you can now share your passion with your family and friends right in your living room. So you can get the very best of Skype, we are offering six months of free group video calling … Read more

Your Compass to Skype for Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 we introduced Skype to a whole new group of users. I recently wrote up some tips on how to do the four most important things in Skype for Windows 8.1. But today I’d like to dig a little deeper into navigating around Skype by taking a step back. That sounds a bit … Read more

Getting Yourself Video-Ready In Windows 8.1

I’ve been looking through some of the questions that people have been asking about Skype for Windows 8.1. I spotted a few questions related to the use of a webcam and so today I’d like to dig a bit deeper into setting yourself up for a video call. I’m going to touch on how to … Read more

Getting Started with Skype for Windows 8.1

The time has come, Windows 8.1 is here. The much anticipated update to Windows 8 has arrived and with it comes a new version of Skype built especially for Windows 8.1. In order to get everyone orientated with this new version of Skype, I thought I’d put together a guide on the four main actions … Read more

Seek and Ye Shall Find – Tips for Search

Back in July we released a new feature in Skype for Mac 6.7 which I haven’t had a chance to discuss with you yet. I want to fix that today because it really is a great feature. The feature in question is the search box on the toolbar. In this post I’ll be getting into … Read more

Share and Share Alike – Tips for Screen Sharing

In an office environment people are used to connecting to webinars and conference calls where the presenter is sharing his or her screen. However screen sharing doesn’t belong to the boardroom alone. If you haven’t tried screen sharing via Skype yet then let me tell you how to get started and a few ways you … Read more

X Marks the Spot – Help Others Find You on Skype

You might have spotted a recent post from me in which I took on ten of the most frequently asked questions about Skype. The first question I looked at in that list is one which comes up a lot, “How do I find friends and add them as contacts?” The thing is, though, there are … Read more

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