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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – Version 2.8

Today we’ve released an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, the next step on our journey towards Skype’s Mobile Future. We’re focusing on putting conversations first, improving quality and performance, and bringing new features to Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this release we’ve significantly improved the app start and resume performance – so you can … Read more

Ideas Worth Spreading with TED and Skype

TED is the nonprofit organization that has been devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” for more than two decades. Throughout the years, the organization has grown to be a recognized source of inspiration and innovation, supporting world-changing ideas through a variety of programs. Now, for the first time, TED and Skype have partnered together to enable … Read more

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

In case you missed the news, we recently released a feature that might change how you think about Skype.  Up until now, video on Skype has always been something that is shared live between two or more people. This is what’s called a synchronous method of communication. With Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 we added … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.6 – Making it Easier to Use

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. With our smaller releases we continue to focus on addressing user feedback, ease of use and great quality. As such with this release we focused on: Optimizations to the video messaging experience To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter what device you use … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.6 – Making it Easier to Use

Today we have released a new version 6.6 of Skype for Mac. With our smaller releases, we continue to focus on quality by addressing user feedback and improving ease of use. In this release we made these changes: Optimizations to video messaging To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter which device you use, we … Read more

Seven Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Video Calls

Video calls have become such a staple of the workplace, it’s hard to imagine that at one time they seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Even so, it takes a little forethought and preparation to present yourself well over video. Are you making any of these missteps during your Skype video conferences? 1. Your equipment … Read more

Skype Passes 100M Android Installs and Launches Redesigned 4.0

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Just recently, we reached a major milestone. Skype for Android is now installed on over 100 million phones worldwide. And we’re so thankful – reaching such an achievement would be impossible without the support of our users, and we continue to put you and your needs at the heart of everything we do. Today we’re … Read more

Disadvantaged Kids Build Planes (And a Future) From Scratch

Barrington Irving grew up in an impoverished area of inner city Miami with little hope for his future or knowledge of his personal potential. But, by the age of 23, he became youngest person and only African-American ever to fly solo around the world. His life was turned around by a chance encounter with a … Read more

Skype 4.9 for iPhone and iPad

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.9. Latest improvements: ✓ Audio and video call stability improvements. ✓ Share photos more reliably. ✓ Improved accessibility for video messaging. ✓ General fixes and improvements. Supported Devices & Operating System: Skype for iPhone version 4.9 supports: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone … Read more

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