Tips & Tricks

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

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

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

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