Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype is in 'Da House

Being a Member of Congress means juggling a schedule that would be unthinkable for most of us. Members travel back and forth between Washington, D.C. and their home districts several times a month. This travel schedule has become more… Read more

A Victory for Innovators and Consumers: Net Neutrality in the Netherlands

Yesterday in the The Hague, the Dutch Parliament voted for amendments aimed at preventing mobile operators from blocking, or charging extra for, their customers' use of independent applications like Skype on their mobile phones. To most people, this sounds… Read more

Recommended Update Available for Mac Users

We've recently began offering our Mac users the latest version of Skype – Skype for Mac 5.1. This is not a forced update. You may see this notification pop up on your screen. This update does not take place unless… Read more

Win Skype Group Video Calling vouchers by sharing your 'random acts of kindness' with us on Twitter

Every day, people around the world connect with each other via Skype voice, video, group video calling and more. While we always love to hear the ways people use Skype to stay connected, we know that there are other ways… Read more

Skype 5.5 beta for Windows – with Facebook chat and contacts integration, under the hood updates to video engine

Today we have release Skype 5.5 beta for Windows. The most important changes in Skype 5.5 beta in comparison with previous releases are: Facebook integration Improved call controls Improved video calling reliability Plus several bug fixes Start downloading this… Read more

Skype Gets More Social with Deeper Facebook Integration

We are excited to announce the new Skype 5.5 Beta version for Windows, which enhances the user experience and features new updates to Skype based on user feedback. Skype is also continuing to bring people together whenever they are apart… Read more

Skype at The Webby Awards

You may remember that last month, we learned the exciting news that Skype won the Webby People's Voice Award in the Best Practices category. Well, the excitement didn't stop there! This week, two members of the Skype team, Mark Lacroce,… Read more

"If not for Skype, my wife would have left me by now!" How Skype is improving relationships for UNHCR employees.

"Skype is the main mode of communication to keep in touch with my family," says Haridass Sriram, a UNHCR field protection officer in Aweil, South Sudan. "Everyday I call them using Skype. I can see my two twins who are… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows update – Removed Skype Extras Manager

We have updated Skype 5.3 for Windows. With this newly released build we have removed the Extras Manager from Skype and in addition we have made some stability improvements. Please upgrade your Skype now. Skype Extras Manager provided access… Read more

Summer Jetsetting with Skype

Next Tuesday, June 21, marks the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. As the weather quickly warms up and schools go out of session, many friends and family members are likely packing up their bags and saying "adios!" as… Read more

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