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One final big day out – a 12-hour learnathon over Skype

Singing the national anthem with fellow students over Skype

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr On Tuesday July 12th 2016 Sandfields Comprehensive School in South Wales, UK embarked on their first—and last—12-hour Skype learnathon. Last because the school as we know it is closing its doors this month … Read more

Keeping it fresh – a long distance romance thrives thanks to Skype

Tyler and Erin enjoying some time together at Big Bend National Park, TX

For Public Relations professional Erin Key, Skype video calling was something her family had been using for years. Her facility with it came in handy when she and her boyfriend Tyler, both from Kansas City, Missouri, became separated by school and work. They wanted a way to see and talk to each other on a … Read more

Skype 6.20 for iOS: Find bots, improved notifications and chat

How to add Skype Bots

Today, we’ve released Skype 6.20 for iPhone and iPad to the iOS App Store. This update includes improvements to bot discovery and notifications. Take a look at what’s new below and download the latest version today. Discover and favorite Skype Bots At the end of March, we introduced Skype Bots to Skype for iPhone and … Read more

Skype – the journey we’ve been on

Skype mobile group video calling

Over the last decade, Skype has become an essential tool for people around the world. Families share special moments together, students go beyond the classroom walls to learn in new ways and colleagues get to work from virtually anywhere. We feel the privilege and the responsibility of making sure that Skype continues to serve our … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype Preview app comes to mobile

new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile

Today, we have started to roll out the new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile as well as an updated Skype Preview for Windows 10 PCs to members of the Windows Insiders Program.* This release brings one of our most requested Skype features to your Windows 10 phone: the ability to make group video calls. … Read more

How to have an unforgettable Skype interview

How to have an unforgettable Skype interview

Do you have a big Skype interview coming up? You’re not alone; half of the students we surveyed* have participated in a Skype interview. To upgrade your interview from ordinary to unforgettable, our sponsored career expert Maxie McCoy joined us to share her best tips for making a lasting impression with your interviewer “on camera.” 1. … Read more

Wedding planners say “I do” to Skype

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There’s no shortage of ways for today’s brides and grooms to go online to research, plan and commemorate their big day. From DIY wedding planners to wedding photo books, it’s all available 24/7. And that’s great, but can also be a tad overwhelming for busy couples who work full time. That’s why a growing number … Read more

Now for something completely different: Monty Python Mojis on Skype

Monty Python Skype Mojis

We’re excited to introduce Monty Python to the Mojis family on Skype. Mojis are short, shareable, clips you can use in your Skype chats and today, we’re adding 37 of your favorite Python moments from Life of Brian, Holy Grail and Flying Circus. When words aren’t enough, what better way to bring your conversations to life … Read more

Skype for Linux Alpha and calling on Chrome and Chromebooks

Introducing Skype for Linux Alpha

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Alpha version of a new Skype for Linux client. This release reaffirms our commitment to an important group of people—the Linux community. At 7am PST / 14:00 UTC today, we’ll be hosting a Q&A between Linux users and our Engineering team to launch Skype for Linux … Read more

Shoot the Future: A winner is coming. Interview with Oliver Butler

Oliver Butler from Game of Thrones and one of the judges of the Shoot the Future competition

Skype in Media’s Shoot The Future competition is on the search for the next big thing in video content—a concept that will inspire, get people talking and be shared by people the world over. Whether it’s a new spin on the reality genre, a short documentary, or even an idea for an online series of … Read more

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