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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Reaching millions through the power of design

Skype design

For designers Richard West and Soramist Chintanamanus, the best part of working for Skype is knowing that their work helps people around the world stay connected with one another. Microsoft’s cross-platform strategy and boundary-pushing emphasis on design gave them the freedom to redesign the Skype app for iOS that launched last fall, and is now used by … Read more

Announcing group video calling for mobile phones and tablets

Skype group video calling mobile

March 1st update: We have now completed our global roll-out of group video calling on iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets. Now, users on these platforms have the freedom to enjoy totally free group get-togethers anytime, anywhere — and with anyone they want. Group video calling will also be rolling out soon to users on … Read more

Get more done when you’re on the move with Skype 6.10 for iPhone and iPad

Skype for iOS

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Skype at home and work, so they never miss a moment and can get things done without worrying about cost, distance or time. At Skype, we help you keep your world turning. We know that many of you keep in touch with instant messaging, voice and video … Read more

Photographer Branden Harvey captures long distance love in a Valentine’s Day Instagram takeover

Branden Harvey

Branden Harvey is taking over our Instagram this Valentine’s Day weekend and sharing the beauty and magic of long distance love through photography. Aside from being a professional photographer, Branden was also in a long distance relationship and first fell in love with his wife over Skype. Here is his story. Sammi and I first … Read more

Share the love with Skype

Skype video message

Roses are red Violets are blue We’ve got brand new Valentine’s content Just for you This Valentine’s Day, use Skype to make a loved one’s day extra special! With Skype, anyone can find a way to express their affection through favorite emoticons, Mojis, and a specialized video message filter to your friends and family, wherever … Read more

Celebrating literacy with Skype in the Classroom

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Throughout the month of February, Skype in the Classroom and LitWorld are celebrating literacy and invite you and your classroom to join in. Here is how you can get involved in the lead up to World Read Aloud Day. Talk with an author. Authors worldwide are volunteering their time to talk with students over Skype. Book … Read more

Skype and Sir Paul McCartney help you share the love

Love Mojis

At Skype, our number one goal is to bring people closer together so that friends and families can share love with one another in the same way they would if they were in person. Sometimes words alone just can’t express how you feel, so you might send a heart emoticon, or a teddy bear hug. … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the 2016 Presidential Primaries and the race to the White House

VICE News

With unlikely candidates soaring in the polls, heated debates and a still recovering economy, the 2016 Presidential Primaries and upcoming election have been anything, but predictable. As the topic of immigration takes center stage, many minority communities feel targeted and isolated by a number of the candidates. Concerns about healthcare costs and national security are … Read more

Immersive, candid and personal storytelling: an interview with Sterling Proffer, GM of VICE News

VICE News

As partners who share VICE’s broadcasting passion, Skype in Media sat down with Sterling Proffer, General Manager of VICE News, for a chat on digital media, millennials and a more seamless means of assembling and allocating content. “We’ve always focused on a certain style of storytelling which is really immersive, candid, and personal”, Sterling explains. … Read more

As X Games ends, Skype recalls some of the highlights

Gus Kenworthy

Whooaaaa… What a ride. After taking to the slopes of Colorado, Skype is still breathless, and slightly giddy, after the rush of the X Games Aspen 2016. Our mission was to bring fans closer to the action and to the athletes. And boy did we deliver the goods. Just a few of our personal highlights … Read more

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