Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

New Skype Emoticons Rolling Out Today (#skypeemoticons)

Sometimes words cannot describe what someone is saying. Luckily, emoticons, facial expressions formed by combinations of keyboard characters, are the perfect solution for the commonly tongue-tied. Popular since they were first introduced to the internet way back in 1982 [see… Read more

Skype 5.5 for Windows Update

We are pleased to announce that Skype 5.5 for Windows is now available for download. Based on user feedback, we have made some updates from the beta version of Skype 5.5 for Windows, which launched in June, and recommend that… Read more

Skype 5.2 for Mac Hotfix

Skype 5.2 for Mac Hotfix Released. Today we've released an update to Mac (version 5.2.0.1572) which includes: Updated localizations The removal of "Professional Account" Minor improvements Skype credit balance will be shown to users who are member of Skype Manager… Read more

Vacation Bound

Everyone needs a vacation, and this week, I'm packing my bags and leaving the city for a week to spend some time with my family. Even though I'll be out of the office and away from my computer, I plan… Read more

What should a Teacher teach on Skype?

A class on Skype is about to begin. The students are in the Zone, revved up and ready to learn. The webcam is producing a fine video and the audio couldn't be better. It's time to start delivering an education… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine’s intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Explaining the Cross Site Scripting Bug in Skype for Windows [RESOLVED]

Updated July 20, 2011 – This issue is now resolved. Currently, there is a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) bug present in the Skype Home area of the Skype for Windows client. Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a problem where someone… Read more

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone'; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

The Skype Team's Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots… Read more

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