Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

Healthy Doses of Skype Motivation

Look, we get it. Sometimes the grind is a little less ‘seize the day’ and a little more ‘snooze away.’ Lucky for you, we’ve got Coach Troy on Skype. (Whistle, toothpick, and warranted intensity included.) Coach comes from a long line of push-up enthusiasts, and specializes in shaking sleepyheads such as yourself out of bed, … Read more

Which Skype feature to use next on your desktop device

As I mentioned in the last post, March is going to be a great month for finding new features here on the Tips & Tricks blog. Over the next two posts I’m going to make a few suggestions to help you find your next Skype feature. The thing which might change the way you think … Read more

Skype in the Classroom partnering with TOMS

Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at Toms shoes, knows a thing or two about social good. Read on for more. I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype … Read more

Moment Makers: A look back

We love celebrating the many ways people use Skype to pursue their passions. From the extreme sports fan who got the chance to ask his favorite athlete a burning question in a video message, to the comics enthusiast who interviewed the cast of the newest Marvel movie using video calling, Skype is dedicated to bringing remarkable … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Being separated from family, friends or work can be tough. Fortunately, Skype can turn time apart into cherished moments together. Every week, we celebrate how people of all ages and backgrounds use Skype to share experiences with those who once seemed a world away. When Colin’s parents couldn’t make it to his and Meg Mukri‘s … Read more

Skype 7.6 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.6 for Mac with improved performance and better usability when you need to send a longer message. We’ve increased the maximum height of the chat input field to let you see more lines of text at once. The full list of features, fixes and improvements includes: Features and Improvements … Read more

Mr. March tests his luck this St. Patrick’s Day

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Sure, it all started as a religious day of feasting for the patron saint of Ireland. But nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day features international festivals, set on praising all things Irish via parades, dancing and debauchery, and everything green. While we couldn’t catch an actual Leprechaun, we found Mr. March (clad in all green and clutching … Read more

March Emoticon Madness

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This month, four of your favorite Skype Emoticons are stepping into the ring—gloves off. But don’t worry! We plan on zero punches being thrown. These match-ups tap into a much more eclectic skillset. Stares will be shared! Rock, Paper (and Scissors) shall be thrown down! Thumb wrestling will ensue! (Jello maybe included). Smile. Emo. Devil. … Read more

Welcome Skype for Business!

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At Skype, we want to create a world where people can make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. A decade ago, we broke down the distance barrier by bringing people together from all over the world. Now, we want to reinvent productivity to enable you and your organization achieve more. Today … Read more

Just Say Hello

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We’re kicking off our partnership with Skype in the Classroom and O, The Oprah Magazine, with a guest blog from Carr Fullagar and Tobi Ragon from the Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read on to learn about how a simple word like hello can make a huge difference. It’s one simple word, but … Read more

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