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Skype Moments of the Month (October 2015)


Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with an old friend, it’s easy to turn a seemingly ordinary moment into a party with a little help from Skype. Writers from Beyond the Marquee went Back to the Future with the help of Skype. Sci-fi fans at home also celebrated the anniversary of the … Read more

Introducing share button – Effortless sharing that sparks richer conversations

Skype share button

A funny cat video, a stunning picture, or an inspiring article… you can always find some interesting content online.  Halfway through the content, you’ve also already come up with a list of friends, family members or coworkers to share the content with. Moreover, you often want to start chatting about the shared content immediately – … Read more

870 miles to take a music lesson? No problem with Skype

Skype video calling

Distance is no problem when it comes to staying in touch these days. In fact, most people use Skype on a regular basis to stay in touch with their friends and family while they’re far away from each other. But, aside from its obvious uses, many people also use our technology in totally unexpected ways. … Read more

Socking it to you this Halloween

Skype emoticons

All Hallows Eve is upon us, when ghouls and zombies roam unfettered to prey on the unwary (and the occasional fun-sized Snickers). But have no fear! There’s no need to lock your doors or stock up on garlic while Skype is here! Our little communications app is all you’ll need to enjoy your best Halloween … Read more

Treat your friends to a Skype trick or two

Skype emoticons

That time is upon us once again, it’s the spooky season of Halloween! For a lot of us with children in our lives this holiday is celebrated by walking from door to door in search of tricks or treats. Maybe you can guess which of those two you’ll find here on the Skype Tips & Tricks … Read more

Bollywood Mojis and emoticons: New ways to express yourself

Skype emoticons

Here at Skype, we are huge fans of the sensation and flair Bollywood movies bring to the big screen – no one does drama, love, and dance bigger than Bollywood. Today, we are excited to release never before seen Bollywood Mojis to make your Skype chats even more fun, exciting, and dramatic. If you haven’t … Read more

Announcing our Pundit Pursuit winners

The Football Republic

Way back in July, we called for soccer supporters to take part in the Pundit Pursuit — the quest to find fervent fans that could help co-present on The Football Republic’s five YouTube soccer channels: The Football Republic (for all fans), FullTimeDEVILS (for Manchester United fans), Blue Moon Rising TV (for Manchester City fans), Spurred On (for Tottenham Hotspur fans) and … Read more

Add fun filters to your Skype video messages in the latest Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

Video message filters

Skype is always looking for new ways to help you express yourself – we’ve recently launched new features such as Mojis, Skype Translator and our fantastic new range of emoticons, so you can express exactly how you feel. Today, we’re excited to launch video message filters in Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad – video … Read more

Artist Nolan Simon redefines digital art with Skype

Skype art

You’ve heard of oil paintings by the old masters, priceless watercolors and rare etchings coveted by highbrow collectors. But how about portraits painted over Skype video calling? Forget fusty auction houses, millionaire art enthusiasts and velvet ropes. This is digital art, but not as you know it. Detroit based artist Nolan Simon, recently embarked on … Read more

Show some savvy in your pumpkin carving with these Skype emoticon templates

Skype emoticons

Originating from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stinky Jack”, the carving of jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween has been practiced for centuries. First performed on turnips, potatoes or beets, the craft was brought to the US by immigrants from the British Isles who adapted it to a fruit native to America: the pumpkin. (Yep, pumpkins … Read more

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