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JacksGap head to Tanzania to see how Skype is empowering students

Skype group chat

The guys from JacksGap have had a busy couple of months filming and producing the latest episode of their “Following Heart” documentary series. Jack and Finn Harries recently traveled to Tanzania to find out how a local charity is using Skype to improve the educational experience of young children and the end result is this … Read more

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

Skype video call

Isolation. Of the side-effects related to cancer, it’s one most people don’t consider. And when the patient is a child, it puts their emotional development at stake as well. The consistent medical tests, treatments, and bed-rest can disrupt a school-going schedule for months, making it hard for a child to keep up with studies or … Read more

Learning a language with Skype

Skype Translator

One of the great things about Skype is how it allows you to communicate across global boundaries with the greatest of ease. Whether your friend is around the corner or around the world, they’re always just a Skype call away. But not all boundaries are geographical in nature. Sometimes, if you want to talk to … Read more

Skype’s Instagram goes to college for the weekend

Skype back to school

Vlogger, fashion blogger, University of Texas undergrad and Skype Back-to-College Resident Adviser Dani Austin recently took over Skype’s Instagram to give us a glimpse into her productive college life. You can check out her pictures here. She showed off her “work hard, play hard” attitude letting us join her for football games, study sessions, paddle … Read more

Skype call quality on mobile devices

skype mobile

When it comes to using Skype, we’ve seen a tremendous increase of calls made on mobile devices in the past couple of years. This growth has been supported by the constant development of the Skype app for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. But our quest for the perfect Skype experience continues — we’re now leveraging … Read more

The Skype Song

Skype Song

How could we resist? We came across “The Skype Song” and just had to get in touch with its creator. Today we’d like to introduce you to singer-songwriter Cynthia Wang, the artist behind “The Skype Song” and her recently released EP album. Q: Nice to meet you Cynthia, and thank you for your time. Could … Read more

World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

Skype in the Classroom

Since the launch of Skype in the Classroom in 2009, over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students all over the world. This year the title of Skype Master Teacher was given to a group of two dozen chosen ambassadors for … Read more

Skype helps Rumi Spice cultivate saffron, as well as peace

Skype social good

Sun soaked landscapes, rolling hills, mysterious deserts and fields of crocuses with their bright red stigmas catching the sun’s rays. A country of hospitable inhabitants who welcome guests with open arms. A place so far from the beaten track that many don’t even know where it is. And yet, you’ll never see it in any … Read more

Send texts from your computer with Skype

Skype SMS

In the past I’ve mentioned Skype instant messages are pretty great. You can do so much more with them than just hammer out a few words on your keyboard and hit send – there are mojis, emoticons, file sending, text formatting, timestamped quotes… The list of features goes on and on. But sometimes you can’t … Read more

Skype 6.3 for iPhone and iPad: iOS9 support, Slide Over, Split View and more

Skype for iPad

Following the recent launch of our brand new design for Skype for iPhone and iPad (thank you for the app store feedback and ratings so far!), we’re excited to update both apps today with full iOS9 compatibility and the release of three new features: Use Slide Over and Split View to get things done together … Read more

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