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Teaching Grandma and Grandpa to use Skype

Family means everything to Tristan Sacrey. The 17-year-old has never lived more than 10-minutes away from his maternal grandparents and has never spent more than a week away from them at a time. Last week, he made the nine-hour drive from his home outside of Toronto to start his first semester at Sault College in … Read more

Where to find people to talk to on Skype

In-case you missed it, we recently launched Skype 5.0 for Android with an all new way to find your friends automatically using your address book. That exciting new feature, combined with the exploration I did last week of what Skype is for, left me thinking this week about adding contacts on Skype in a different … Read more

Skype can make your long distance relationship easier

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When I went away to college, back in the mists of time (they had just invented fire), I was really distraught about leaving my boyfriend behind. He and I decided to go to different schools two hours apart. We would talk for hours on the phone, drop stupid amounts of money on calling cards, and … Read more

Dive in to Skype in the classroom

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Just over a year ago I discovered that Skype could transform my classroom and not just help keep me in touch with my brother. Inspiring my students by introducing them to others around the globe and encouraging them to be curious about the world has had an amazing unintended consequence; I myself became more curious … Read more

Skype for modern Windows 3.1: now you can edit messages

Today we’re pleased to release version 3.1 of Skype for modern Windows which comes with the ability to edit messages and a few more improvements. To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking with your mouse to highlight the text you want to … Read more

How to use Skype for more than catching up

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Hello there weary internet browser, take a load off your keyboard and let’s chat. Today I’m not going to give you any step by step instructions on how to do a specific thing with Skype. Instead I’d like to take a step back and talk a little bit about what Skype is for. We all … Read more

Skype group screen sharing is free

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Maybe this has happened to you. You’ve got a hilarious picture you’d like to show with your whole gang that’s just sitting there on your desktop. Or maybe you’re on a Skype call with your colleagues trying to explain a concept or show a calendar, and you’ve thought to yourself, I’d love to be able just … Read more

Use Skype to parent your college student from afar

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Being a parent is a life-long job. No matter whether our kids are toddlers or college students, we still have plenty of sage advice to offer. And college-aged kids – whether they’re freshmen moving into the dorms or seniors plotting their next steps – can still benefit from parental guidance. They won’t necessarily admit to … Read more

Skype gives Guardians of the Galaxy fans an out-of-this-world experience

For a die-hard Marvel fan, waiting for the next film to come out can feel like a lifetime. Thanks to a little help from Skype, not only did fans of Guardians of the Galaxy get to see the movie long before its release, they also got closer than they ever thought possible to the cast … Read more

Bringing photo sharing to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices.  Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to … Read more

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