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Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom

Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to connect with Yoga Foster — an … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Politically-Fueled Violence in Burundi

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Violence is erupting across the African nation of Burundi following the controversial reelection of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While many question the legitimacy of his reelection to a third five-year term, those openly opposing the decision fear for their lives as protestors and demonstrators face violent reprisal. Many activists who oppose Nkurunziza, such as poet Ketty … Read more

New Update: Skype 7.10 for Mac

skype for mac

We’re pleased to announce Skype 7.10 for Mac which is focused on improving your video calling experience. The full list of fixed issues and known issues include: Fixed Issues Category Description Video Fixed stutter when Skype window is minimized during a video call. Video Fixed spinner which sometimes incorrectly appeared during a video call. Contacts … Read more

Free Group Voice and Video Calls – Now on Skype for Web and Skype for

Skype for Web video call

Staying up to date with groups of friends and family is easy with Skype for Web (beta) and Skype for and, thanks to all your feedback and requests, we’ve just made your group chats even better! From today, in addition to group IM we’ve launched free group voice and group video calls!  You can … Read more

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

Windows 10

Microsoft has kicked off a campaign for the Windows 10 launch celebrating how people are upgrading their world in ways big and small. In that same spirit, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of many ways people are using Skype every day to make a difference in their communities, their charities and their … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (July 2015)

Skype emoticons

When you can’t get to them, Skype helps bring new experiences, interesting people and loved ones to you. Whether it’s a Skype call with a recently crowned World Cup champion or an opportunity to bring your entire family together, Skype helps make the world a more open place filled with unforgettable memories. Barnaby the Beagle’s … Read more

A Few Helpful Bookmarks for Skype

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There is a lot of helpful information out there on how to get the most out of Skype (including the one you’re currently reading – Skype Tips & Tricks) so we thought we’d give you a run-down of some of our favorite pages you might want to bookmark. Chat commands and roles These chat commands … Read more

How to Care for Your New TRex – Illustrated with Emoticons

Skype emoticons

It started with Ninja Cat, an inside joke among some Windows team members. Then, like any clever creature, it eventually evolved into its current form, Ninja Cat riding a TRex. Because of course it did. Now Skype is carrying the TRex torch by giving this pair the secret emoticon treatment in Skype. Got our latest … Read more

The Birthday Party of the Century over Skype

Birthday over Skype

When it comes to Skype bringing people together, this story takes some beating. Recently, we heard about Nicole Pirshafiey’s amazing plans to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. With a family that spans many generations, not to mention numerous locations — bringing together everyone for this momentous occasion seemed impossible. Nicole explains, “My great-grandmother, Amor Macias, … Read more

Going Off the Grid for a While? Skype’s Got Your Back!

Skype Tips & Tricks

Last week we brought you some tips to get the most out of Skype while traveling abroad. Sometimes, however, you might just be completely off the grid so today we’ll be looking at ways you can use Skype to keep your contacts in the loop while you’re away. Set a mood message before you go … Read more

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