Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Tony Bates Weighs in on Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype

I am delighted to announce the deal with Microsoft has formally closed, and Skype is now a division of Microsoft. This represents a huge leap forward in Skype’s mission to be the communications choice for a billion people every… Read more

Skype 5.6 for Windows updated

Today we have released an updated version of Skype 5.6 for Windows. Download the updated version now and let us know what you think about it on our Support Network, or if you see something odd happening please report… Read more

Joining Forces to Help Support and Connect Military Families

Today, we came across a series of public service announcements on the Whitehouse.gov site about the Joining Forces initiative, asking Americans to take action to support the military and their families. To inspire everyone's participation, Joining Forces rolled out some… Read more

A Skype for all ages

Skype makes talking to faraway friends and family easy – even ones who aren't too tech savvy. So we were really pleased when we heard about a 98-year-old who uses Skype every other day! Technology may not often be… Read more

How humanitarian organisations like UNHCR are using Skype

In under a year significant progress has been made with the rollout of Skype's bespoke low-bandwidth solution for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The introduction of Skype has had a positive impact on the lives of many employees who were… Read more

Video calling on business? Style yourself successful with Skype

Video calls make it possible to have face-to-face business meetings wherever you are in the world. Find out how to make the most of the technology with some top tips from Skype. Thanks to innovations in video calling, it's never… Read more

Share your greatest, craziest, or funniest Skype moments with us on Facebook!

Do you have an unforgettable moment that happened while you were on a Skype call? Whether it's truly amazing, utterly weird, totally inspiring, or just darn sidesplitting funny – we want to hear all about it. Starting today, Skype wants… Read more

Peace One Day use Skype to help mobilise the youth of the world

The world has just celebrated Peace Day 2011; you'll be pleased to know that it was a huge success. And this year we heard some wonderful stories of how Skype has been used amongst students as part of their Peace… Read more

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