Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs

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We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

Skype and Messenger Coming Together: The Next Chapter

Skype is known around the world for helping people stay close whenever they’re apart.  It makes us proud that more than 280 million people choose Skype to connect with their loved ones and colleagues every month. We love the opportunity to help more people laugh, gossip, share stories or just spend time together.  That’s why … Read more

Tell Us Your #SkypeLove Story!

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Every day is a perfect day to show someone just how much you love them, and we know Skype can play a big role in connecting you with that special person you care a lot about.  Regardless if you use Skype for sending instant messages, making calls from your mobile phone, having a video call on … Read more

Couples Use Skype to Bridge the Distance

Long-distance relationships are never easy.  Different time zones and busy schedules can make keeping the flame going with a far-flung mate very difficult. While closing the distance can be hard, many couples rely on Skype to make their relationship work. Mallory and Nick met for the first time last summer during an environmental film class … Read more

More than skin deep: Renée Rouleau provides skin-care coaching on Skype

The ingenuity of the small business owners who use Skype never ceases to amaze me. It was particularly exciting recently to hear about an entrepreneur who’s trailblazing an entirely new business category thanks to Skype. When we read about Renée Rouleau in The New York Times, we were nothing short of impressed. Renée provides skin … Read more

Skype 6.2 for Mac with eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Mac include: eGifting: Skype users can now send a gift of credit to anyone they care about on their birthday One-way SMS without verifying your mobile number eGifting: Send a gift of credit to anyone on … Read more

Skype 6.2 for Windows with a New Toolbar and eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Windows. New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Windows include: New Toolbar: Re-designed top toolbar to bring together main actions in one place. Skype users will now have central access to Home, Calling Phones, Creating Groups and Adding Contacts all just above their contact … Read more

Skype’s Not Just a Chat Tool for the Modern Office – It’s an Everything Tool

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HashableMedia is a digital media creation company, and like a lot of companies these days, we spend a lot of time working remotely. With a laptop and Wi-Fi we can get things done, working on articles and videos wherever we need to. Whether we’re in the office or a coffee shop down the road from … Read more

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith: “Skype is Like My Lifeline!”

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith.

LaQuan Smith is a designer and a visionary who has had a flair for fashion since being taught to sew by his grandmother at a young age. After a battle with cancer in 2007, he recognized a desire to design clothing as one of his life’s dreams. In 2010 at just 20 years old, he proudly … Read more

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