Tips & Tricks

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

It All Started With a Contact Request

A couple of question have come up in the Skype Community recently about video call issues and I’m hear to help you tackle them. It’s part of a wider topic on who can contact you on Skype, which I haven’t talked about since last year. So today, I’ll get started with explaining the following: How … Read more

Top 5 Skype Study Hacks for Students

Skype has made in vastly easier to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. With a little ingenuity, Skype also makes studying and collaborating with other students a much more straightforward experience. We spoke with the experts (college students around the world) and came up with the Top 5 Skype Study … Read more

What is Skype Anyway?

Welcome to the post where the questions aren’t made up and the answers really do matter. In recent posts I’ve been looking into some questions we hear often at Skype. I’ve talked about Skype status, when you can (and can’t) make video calls, and the best ways to navigate around Skype Support. You probably won’t … Read more

How to become an IM Legend

Skype is well known for its free calls to anyone else on Skype and calls to mobiles and landlines at low rates. With all of that going on it’s easy to forget the great features Skype has for instant messaging. Today I’ll go into four of these features; font appearance, resizing the instant message area, … Read more

Not All Those Who Browse Are Lost

I often post information here which, I hope, helps people with issues they’re having with Skype. But this isn’t the only place you can come to for information on Skype. Skype Support is jam-packed with everything you ever wanted to know about Skype. Today I’m going to give you a few tips on the best … Read more

Where Oh Where Has My Video Call Button Gone?

You might have spotted my recent post in which I talked about some frequently asked questions about Skype status. Well this week I’ve been digging through some more questions from Skype Support. Two common questions were related to the availability of video calls in Skype for Windows desktop, “Why does the video call button have … Read more

10 Questions Answered for Skype’s 10th Anniversary

My my, how time flies when you’re having fun! Ten years ago, in Estonia, a small group of people started something really big. They started a journey which, so far, has taken us to the top of Mount Everest, the Arctic and around the world on a daily basis. Next week marks Skype’s tenth anniversary … Read more

How to Identify and Avoid New “Phishing” Scams

Your online security is important to Skype. Though no matter how much we do on our end, it’s also essential for you, as a Skype user, to stay vigilant and check the Skype Community if you suspect a scam. Last year, we published a blog on how to identify and avoid “phishing” scams. In these all-to-common online swindles, … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

PC Camera Issues Solved with Skype Settings

New computers – like new cars – often have a few kinks to work out on the path toward optimal performance. While it can become a long and torturous process to resolving hardware issues, sometimes there are ingenious workarounds involving Skype. Recently we’ve seen chatter about camera issues with some types of PC laptops popular … Read more

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