Tips & Tricks

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

Getting Started on Skype for BlackBerry 10

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype for BlackBerry 10! We’re really excited to share the great Skype for Android experience with you on these BlackBerry devices. If this is your first time using Skype on a smartphone you might appreciate a bit of a tour. To make sure you get off to the best possible … Read more

Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways? If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of … Read more

Up, Up and Away – Skype Tips for Frequent Flyers

You might have seen my recent tips on getting the most out of Skype while spending a few months abroad. Today I’ve got a few more tips for travelers, but this time I’m focusing on frequent flyers. If you won’t spend months in the same place but often take short trips abroad, there’s a lot … Read more

Get the most out of Skype if you’re spending a few months abroad.

Skype means different things to different people, but how you use Skype from one day to another can also change. For example, students who study in a far off country for a time find that suddenly Skype becomes a way of catching up with loved ones who they might be used to seeing daily. If you’re … Read more

Have you met Claudius?

“And now for something completely different.” I borrowed the catch phrase above from Monty Python because instead of offering tips and tricks on how to use Skype, as I normally do, I’m taking a moment to tell you a bit about someone I work with at Skype. If you’ve been to the Skype Community and … Read more

Skype Chat – Marking all messages as read

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Skype’s small business team recently posted about managing Skype calls and messages when you’re away from the office. Today, I’d like to talk about what happens when you come back. Picture this: you return from a vacation break only to find many unread chat sessions. Or perhaps you have been chatting on Skype on your … Read more

Silence is golden, but not on Skype – Tips to diagnose audio issues

Thomas Edison is credited as coining the word “Hello” as a way to start a phone call. But every now and then I hear friends and family starting a Skype call with “Can you hear me?” instead. I’d like to give you the same tips I give them for troubleshooting audio issues on Skype calls. … Read more

Mac-simizing your Skype experience

Are you getting the most out of Skype on your Mac? We are now updating Skype for Mac every month with new features and quality improvements. While we keep adding new features and making your experience better, we also get questions around how to make Skype more custom to how you want to use it. … Read more

Managing your group chats like a boss

Group chats are great for keeping everyone updated on the latest goings on. At work I use group chats for everything, from introducing people with a shared interest, to planning where to go for lunch. Skype has a range of options for managing your group chats, here I will give you some advanced tips on … Read more

Upgrading from Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Upgrade from Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Windows Live Messenger and Skype will be coming together soon! Not only will you be able to keep all your contacts together, but you’ll also be able to score some great new benefits in the process. Here are just a few of the fantastic features coming your way on Skype for Windows desktop. Skype allows … Read more

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