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Skype 5.5 for Android: Easier to Use = More Time to Chat

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Today we’re delighted to announce Skype 5.5 for Android. In this release, we put extra focus on improvements that will make the app even easier to use, so you can spend more time chatting and sharing with people you care about most. Simplified flow to sign back in With the improvements we’ve made to battery use … Read more

We’ve Followed ‘Frendly’ and Loved Every Minute

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We recently dusted off our festival best to join the guys — and 4,000 of their closest “frends” — for the 5th Annual Frendly Gathering in Vermont. What started out in 2011 as a small gathering of 250 has turned out to be something bigger and more meaningful than either Jack Mitrani or Danny Davis could ever … Read more

Skype TX Launches All New Control Software

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We’re excited to announce that Skype TX controller, our software which gives broadcasters and content producers the ability to control and manage multiple Skype TX units from a single UI, has been updated, and now includes all new features that helps broadcasters create new innovative content. This includes live video previews, remote setting controls, and … Read more

What Is An Exit Code Anyway?

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We’ve all been there. Your friend or family member overseas is waiting for your call. You’ve double-checked the phone number a hundred times, but for some reason the call just won’t go through. Meanwhile, in your loved one’s time zone, the clock is ticking and it’s just about time to leave for work. Most of … Read more

“My Skype Family”: A Documentary Play Exploring How Families Stay Together Using Skype

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Those first little baby steps, reading a bedtime story to your kids, or even helping your mum and dad decide the color of their new lounge — Skype has always been a great way to bring family closer together, even when they’re apart. But how about using it as a lifeline to keep a family … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States with Skype and VICE News

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As tension between Russia and Ukraine continues, this part of the world is very much under the international news spotlight. Whether it’s food shortages in Ukraine due to halted Russian imports, anger at Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine, or what all of this means for the U.S and the rest of the world, we … Read more

Taking ‘Pet Friendly’ to a Whole New Level

We love it when people use Skype to come together to do great things. When there’s animals involved… well, that’s a huge bonus. Our Pet Ambassador, Paris Permenter, recently caught up over Skype with Alison Sawyer  from Isla Animals – an animal rescue group based on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico who promote spay … Read more

Meet the Latest Members of the Emoticon Family

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It’s true what they say: pictures often are worth a thousand words. And, concerning your Skype conversations, you’ve got plenty of emoticons to choose from. As of these last few days, we’re offering a few more images to sprinkle lovingly throughout your messages. Whatever the occasion, whatever your point—these animated characters are sure to help … Read more

JacksGap’s New Video and a Fan Group Chat This Week

In case you’re not familiar with YouTube legends JacksGap, now’s the time to get onboard. We recently partnered with Jack and Finn in a little (and absolutely wonderful) thing called “The Collaboration Project”. The latest installment of the project is a touching video called “What do you believe in?” which launched today. In this current … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2015)

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Friends are always there to support us no matter what. Whether it’s a sports victory you worked hard to achieve or a new baby on the way, it’s your BFFs that are the first to cheer you on. Skype makes it possible for best buddies to be there for each other and share unforgettable experiences … Read more

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