Tips & Tricks

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

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

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

In case you missed the news, we recently released a feature that might change how you think about Skype.  Up until now, video on Skype has always been something that is shared live between two or more people. This is what’s called a synchronous method of communication. With Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 we added … Read more

5 Skype Tips for Parents

A face-to-face Skype call can go a long way to make you feel more connected while you’re away from home. For moms and dads who travel, fussy kids and packed schedules can get in the way of a fun and enjoyable catch up. Here are some great tips to make sure your calls go off … Read more

A Tale of Landlines, Mobiles and Group Calls

Skype is great for group calling, whether it’s audio only or you’re enjoying group video calls. You might also know that with Skype you can get great rates on making calls to landlines and mobiles. But wait, there’s more! Did you know that you can combine both of those things and have group calls that … Read more

Which Skype Feature Should You Use?

Skype offers so many ways to communicate, but which one is right for you right now? The answer is… well, it depends. Are you in a room full of screaming kids? Are you rushing to get out the door (perhaps even sneaking out)? Are your hands too cold to type? Fortunately, we have a simple … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8: Tips for Success

Today’s a good day for advanced tips on Skype for Windows Phone 8. If you think I skipped a few chapters or are wondering where the starters tips are, fear not, I’ve got those covered too. So, what are these advanced tips? I’m glad you asked. In the tips below, we will cover: Multi-tasking during … Read more

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