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Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

I’ll Be Home for the Holidays, Thanks to Skype

As the Skype Correspondent, I constantly am jetting off to new adventures and events. I am so grateful to work in the industry I do, but my busy travel schedule (I’ll be in Miami, New York City and LA just this month) often keeps me away from my family. But, thanks to Skype, I won’t … Read more

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts turn to getting in touch with family. But it’s not always easy to get together when you want to. Plus, travel at this time of year is expensive and stressful. Who has the time for planning, packing, and standing in lines? And with all the money we spend … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: MJ Vandivier

Love what you do. Seek out the best people in your field and find out what they did to succeed. Never stop learning. That’s some of the sage advice acting and voice coach MJ Vandivier shares with her fellow entrepreneurs in the interview below, part of our “Working Smarter, with Skype” series. MJ’s work requires … Read more

How To Prepare For Your Holiday Skype Calls

It feels like just the other day that I was writing tips for those year-end Christmas Skype calls. It’s hard to think that that was almost a year ago now. It’s been a great year with lots of exciting developments for Skype. However, some things don’t change, like the pleasure of sharing your holidays with … Read more

Skype 4.5 for Android: Video Calls Everywhere

For a second release in a row, Skype for Android is focused on improving the experience for tablets. With version 4.5, we’re bringing two totally new features to our tablet users, as well as other improvements for all Android users. We’re very proud to share our first tablet breakthrough with you: Skype is the first … Read more

How the Xbox One is Going to Change the Way You Use Skype

Earlier this year we released a new way of using video in Skype. Video messaging was such a change to the way you’re used to using Skype that I was inspired to post some tips on what you might use it for. Recently, with the Xbox One, we’ve made a huge leap forward with the … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – version 2.13

Today we’re excited to release an update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.13. As we continue the journey on Skype’s Mobile Future, we’ve focused this release of Skype for Windows Phone on getting you into the conversations you care about faster. In 2.13 we’ve made a significant improvement to the time it takes … Read more

How You Can Use Skype to Help Build Your Film Career

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Georgia Benjamin is an independent film maker and Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador. We asked her to explain to us a little bit about how Skype helps her in the film-making process and how it can help budding film-makers build their careers. I’ve used Skype for a long time—not only to stay in contact with friends … Read more

Tips to jump ahead with Skype on Xbox One

Earlier this week I posted tips for getting started with Skype on Xbox One. Today I’d like to lift the lid on some of the cool features to get you ahead of the game. Whether it’s turning the auto-zoom feature on and off, typing with your mobile device or continuing a call while gaming, these … Read more

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