Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

The Benefits of Upgrading Skype

When you make a Skype call, in an ideal scenario, you click the contact, turn on your webcam, and voilà, you are able to see your friends and family all over the world. But as we all know, life isn't… Read more

(Video) calling all small business: big savings, better collaboration

Why has desktop video conferencing been catching on in a big way in recent years, and how can it help your small business? In a recent webinar, we joined Nemertes Research in taking a look at just that: the rise… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There’s an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is “tomorrow.” It’s a favorite refrain for anyone who’s put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Is your home office ready for its close-up?

Most home-based business owners love the benefits: no commute, (very) flexible dress codes, mid-afternoon dog-walking breaks. But some of those pros can quickly turn to cons when you have a Skype video call with a colleague, client or business associate…. Read more

Checking in on Man's Best Friend Using Skype

Pining for some additional one-on-one time with your pup? Worried that your new kitten will wreak havoc in your house while you’re away? If so, you’re not the only one! While we initially thought pets using Skype was simply a… Read more

The Dos and Don'ts of "Skype Etiquette"

Everybody’s got pet peeves. It’s human nature that inevitably some things will annoy us. Skype makes it easier to stay in constant touch with your friends and family, but it also can make it easier to bother them, too. There’s… Read more

Skype in the workspace beta member shares tips on getting started

By now you may be familiar with Skype in the workspace, a new community we're building that's designed to help small businesses connect and grow. We'd like to share a post from Mark Ralphs, one of our beta users, who… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in June

With their busy schedules and glamorous travels, celebrities often find themselves needing to be in two places at the same time. What's the solution? Many celebrities have been turning to Skype video calling to stay in touch with family, friends… Read more

Hotfix for multiple Skype clients

We are rolling out a hotfix over the next few days for multiple Skype clients to address a couple of known issues. We recommend downloading the updated versions of Skype once they are available. The affected Skype clients are:… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

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