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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Skype 6.6 for iPhone and iPad brings phone number, date and address detection, and improved multitasking

Skype 6.6 for iOS

When we’re on our phones and tablets we’re often doing several things at once, from researching a holiday, planning nights out, sending emails or messaging friends – we switch in and out of the apps that help us get things done. Today we’re pleased to launch Skype 6.6 for iPhone and iPad, a new version … Read more

Meet Rishi, our first winner of My Match Day

Match Day winner

For all you folks who entered our My Match Day competition, we’re proud to announce our first winner… (drumroll)… Rishi Mukherjee from Canada. In September, Skype partnered with The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS and asked all you soccer fans how you celebrate your Manchester United match day — and we were overwhelmed by entries from … Read more

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

SkypeAThon

Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

Skype 6.11 for Android: Share and keep track of moments that matter

Skype 6.11 for Android

Sometimes the most precious memories are the everyday moments. And at Skype, we want to help people come together so they can share experiences wherever they are. Today, we’re excited to launch Skype 6.11 for Android, which brings new features that will help you share and keep those moments that matter. Keep track of special … Read more

Ace your Skype interview with tips straight from the source

Skype interview

Interviews are make or break moments for everyone. When they go well they leave you walking with a spring in your step, and when they go badly they make you wish you’d stayed in bed that day. Because more and more interviews are happening over Skype, and because we want all of your interviews to … Read more

The dress of your dreams brought to you by Skype

Third & Loom

It’s the most important decision of the most important day, of any woman’s life. That once in a lifetime moment that simply has to be 100% perfect. Third & Loom will make all your wedding day dreams come true — in fact, whatever the occasion, they’ll help to create a designer dress online, via the … Read more

Get your fill of the World Squash Championships with Skype

World Squash Championship

Calling all Squash fans around the world, we’re inviting you to experience the 2015 Men’s World Squash Championship with Skype. Held in a different location each year, The World Squash Championship is one of the most prestigious squash tournaments in the PSA World Series. This year it’s being held in Bellevue, Seattle until Sunday, November 22, and … Read more

Update – Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in France

[Update] – After more than two weeks of free domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles in France, we are reinstating our normal calling prices from Wednesday 2 Dec. Skype to Skype audio/video calls remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines … Read more

The Consumer Preview of Skype Integration for Windows 10 is here – Tell us what you want to see next

Skype for Windows 10

Do you want to send quick messages from your PC to your family while you’re working? Need help cooking at home and want to show your sister exactly what you are seeing with a couple clicks? Now you can connect with them straight from your PC’s taskbar. Today, the Consumer Preview of Skype Integration begins … Read more

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype in the Classroom

Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, … Read more

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