Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone'; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

The Skype Team's Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots… Read more

Peace One Day's founder, Jeremy Gilley, inspires school children on Skype

Canada, England, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Saint Lucia, Scotland and Switzerland: Jeremy Gilley has been busy chatting with school children all over the world these past few weeks. Without having to step foot on a plane, Jeremy is talking… Read more

Under the Hood with Facebook Video Calling, Powered by Skype

Yesterday, Facebook and Skype launched Facebook video calling, powered by Skype, which allows users to call and see each other right from facebook.com. At Skype, we are super excited about this product, which we closely collaborated with Facebook on many… Read more

Skype CEO Tony Bates talks about making Skype video calling ubiquitous

In the following video, Tony Bates talks about Skype's leadership in video calling and recaps some important milestones over the past few weeks. He highlights today's news about Facebook video calling powered by Skype, and shares Skype's broader multi-platform strategy… Read more

Facebook video calling powered by Skype

Just a few weeks ago, Skype announced the ability to IM your Facebook friends or to 'Like' and comment on a Facebook status directly from Skype. Today, we are excited to announce that Skype's partnership with Facebook goes even further,… Read more

New Skype 5.2 Update for Mac Brings Group Screen Sharing and Improved Multi-tasking

We are excited to announce that the Skype 5.2 update for Mac is now available for download. With this new update, Skype for Mac users can now share their screen during a group video call. While screen sharing is already… Read more

Skype 5.2 for Mac

Today we have released Skype 5.2 for Mac. Major changes in this update compared to previous release are: Improved Multi-tasking Group Screen Sharing Sidebar enhancement Support for Mac's built-in HD and Logitech's B910 HD cameras Minor bug fixes Download… Read more

Training Teachers with Skype's Group Video Calling

A powerful tool in the Skype educational arsenal is group video calling which can easily be activated by the “Add People” button. Essentially, this allows up to ten individuals or classes from anywhere in the world to be on the… Read more

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