Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

How to use Skype to stay in touch with the kids

Whether you live apart from your kids or grandkids, or are away on business, it's easy to stay in touch using Skype. Read on for our top tips on how to keep the kids happy with video calling and more…. Read more

A friend of Skype is doing something pretty amazing

Mark Wood is embarking on a polar expedition, and is attempting to be the first person to walk solo to both the South and North Poles directly one after the other. It's an enormous challenge that covers over 1,350 miles… Read more

Give the Gift of Video Calling

Can't be with your loved ones this month? One of the best ways to spend time with close friends and family this holiday season from afar is by using Skype video calling. Rather than send your loved ones a card… Read more

Parliaments across Europe renew calls to protect net neutrality

This month saw progress on the net neutrality front in Europe, with several parliaments raising the tone. We had just learnt that the Berlin city state's coalition government had declared its support for the principle of network neutrality. Read more

Get follicle-friendly this Movember with Skype …

Guys – it's time to put down those razors as November's looking to get a little hairy. In fact, every year men across the world swerve their shavers and start sporting a 'stache all in the name of charity. Read… Read more

The Healing Power of Laughter at Variety Magazine's Power of Comedy

This past Saturday, Skype was a proud sponsor of Variety Magazine’s Power of Comedy event, honoring comedian and actress Amy Poehler. With an impressive list of shows and films such as Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls and Parks and Recreation,… Read more

Thanksgiving Travel with Skype

Are you gearing up for traveling this Thanksgiving holiday? Whether you are jumping on a plane, train, or are staying in-town this week, there are many ways to involve Skype in the festivities. For those heading to the airport to… Read more

International calling – what's going on where in November?

International calling is a great way to stay in touch any time of year. But certain destinations shine especially bright in November. Read on for our guide about what’s happening in November around the world, and make sure you don’t… Read more

Skype 5.7 beta for Windows with Group screen sharing and video calls to Facebook

Today we have released Skype 5.7 beta for Windows. We are excited to introduce several new features for both home and business users. The new features of the Skype 5.7 beta for Windows are: Group screen sharing Video calls to… Read more

Bring Your Social Network To Life

Back in July, Facebook video calling powered by Skype was launched. Today we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Facebook has reached yet another milestone with the launch of Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for… Read more

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