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Skype for modern Windows 3.1: now you can edit messages

Today we’re pleased to release version 3.1 of Skype for modern Windows which comes with the ability to edit messages and a few more improvements. To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking with your mouse to highlight the text you want to … Read more

How to use Skype for more than catching up

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Hello there weary internet browser, take a load off your keyboard and let’s chat. Today I’m not going to give you any step by step instructions on how to do a specific thing with Skype. Instead I’d like to take a step back and talk a little bit about what Skype is for. We all … Read more

Skype group screen sharing is free

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Maybe this has happened to you. You’ve got a hilarious picture you’d like to show with your whole gang that’s just sitting there on your desktop. Or maybe you’re on a Skype call with your colleagues trying to explain a concept or show a calendar, and you’ve thought to yourself, I’d love to be able just … Read more

Use Skype to parent your college student from afar

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Being a parent is a life-long job. No matter whether our kids are toddlers or college students, we still have plenty of sage advice to offer. And college-aged kids – whether they’re freshmen moving into the dorms or seniors plotting their next steps – can still benefit from parental guidance. They won’t necessarily admit to … Read more

Skype gives Guardians of the Galaxy fans an out-of-this-world experience

For a die-hard Marvel fan, waiting for the next film to come out can feel like a lifetime. Thanks to a little help from Skype, not only did fans of Guardians of the Galaxy get to see the movie long before its release, they also got closer than they ever thought possible to the cast … Read more

Bringing photo sharing to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices.  Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to … Read more

Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.

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Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

Top 7 ways to keep in touch with your college kid

Just because your college student has finally flown the nest doesn’t mean you have to give up on being part of their day-to-day lives. While studying and socializing are sure to keep their schedule packed, there are plenty of ways to touch base and shower your scholar with love and support. The following list features … Read more

Skype and Acer send fans on virtual adventures (and one real one)

The everyday grind can be monotonous. That’s why Skype is teaming up with Acer to bring intrigue to the daily lives of fans with an online scavenger hunt filled with prizes and adventure. From July 30th through September 12th, those looking to break their mundane routine can add AcerExplorer5 on Skype to begin their virtual quest … Read more

Skype brings Turnpike Troubadours and their fans together

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Even if you’re sitting front and center during a concert, there’s still a barrier between the fans and the band. That’s why we decided to bridge that barrier by helping give fans of Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours an exclusive backstage experience. While bringing some country twang to the Ones to Watch with Skype tour, the Turnpike … Read more

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