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Because I’m (happy) – having fun with Skype emoticons

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I enjoy a bit of Skype-based tomfoolery from time to time. Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, even this guy: Emoticons are a great way of having some fun with Skype. You can use them to express your every mood, whether you’re (happy), … Read more

Join the mayhem for a chance to win an Xbox One

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete against your best friend in an epic game-off? That’s exactly what internet comedy duo Jake and Amir will be doing during Level 48. The rules – 2 days, 5 games, and Skype on Xbox One as their only contact with the outside world. The kicker – the fans decide what happens … Read more

Skype 5.0 for Android: find your friends automatically

Helping you keep in touch with the people who matter most in your life has always been a key goal for us here at Skype. But with more than 300 million users, we know that sometimes finding your friends on Skype can be a challenge. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a brand new feature for Android … Read more

Lighting Up Skype on Android for Amazon Fire

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As you know, we’re committed to delivering the best possible Skype experience across any platform – bringing you closer to the people you care about most. Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes.  And today we’re excited to add … Read more

Skype is the perfect way to show your city pride

Are you proud of where you live? We bet you are!  So many people love their cities – the landscape, the strong sense of community, the cultural scene, and the little unknown hideaways only locals know about. To reflect this city pride, Skype Photography Ambassador Chaucee Stillman and four Moment Makers are about to embark … Read more

International travel this summer? Call home with Skype

Travelling the world is a great way to spend a summer vacation. But how do you call home without costing yourself enormous sums of money on roaming fees and calling cards? Fortunately, with Skype, it’s easy. Make a free voice or video call If the person you’d like to call has a Skype account, once … Read more

Update Skype now to improve your experience

At Skype, our goal is to be the best way for friends, families, loved ones, and colleagues to communicate whether across the globe or across the street. Over the past year, we’ve introduced lots of exciting new ways to bring people together, such as free group video calls, video messaging and chat enhancements. We want … Read more

How to send a message with the least possible actions

It’s no secret that I consider the three core actions of Skype to be adding a contact, sending a message and making a call. Whenever a version of Skype gets a big update I always make sure to describe how to do those three things to get you settled in. But I jumped ahead of … Read more

Enjoy free group video calling on Windows tablets

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In April, we made our group video calling experience free to existing platforms, with additional device support coming soon. Since then, we’ve seen a fantastic four fold increase in group video calls, and now we’re bringing the feature to Windows tablets and Windows 2 in 1 devices. We’d all like to be able to catch up … Read more

How to update Skype on your mobile phone

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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella last week outlined his vision for the future of the company; he said that Microsoft is the “productivity and platform company for…the mobile first world.” He imagines the world as full of screens of all sizes, and says that every home screen on every ecosystem should have some of Microsoft’s services, … Read more

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