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Skype Translator Preview Access Just Got Easier!


Skype’s mission is to bring people together from all over the world, and with Skype Translator we are breaking down language barriers that have historically made it challenging for friends and families to connect. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re making it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview by removing the sign-up requirement. … Read more

Skype Moments of the week


Every Skype call tells a story. Whether it’s a question waiting to be answered or a special moment waiting to be shared, each call is as unique and memorable as the people on it. Throughout April, we celebrated the many ways people use Skype to share memories, ideas and stories. Skype helped Jun Song stay … Read more

How to create a Mother’s Day treat on Skype


Why don’t you take to Skype this year for a little Mother’s Day treat? I’m sure you didn’t need me to remind you that Mother’s Day is coming up soon (and if you did, then you’re welcome) but a few pointers on creating a special Skype session probably wouldn’t go amiss. So let’s get to … Read more

What can Skype do for me?

Today I’m going to take Skype’s features and show how they can be useful in anyone’s life.  Let’s get started! Do you have any friends or family who live abroad? Our most famous feature is probably our free video calling, one-to-one or in a group. If you’ve tried it then you know what a difference it makes … Read more

Born to Explore over Skype

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For “Born to Explore” executive producers Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese, their mantra encompasses much more than traveling the world to capture a few wild creatures on film. “Sure,” Richard explains, “we look at a lot of animals—we see a lot of beautiful places—but really, we’re very inclusive of cultures. We feel that part of … Read more

24 Hour Skype-a-thon


  Have you ever wanted to learn from other people around the world? Students from Pine Valley Elementary who participated in our 24 hour Skype-a-thon did just that. We talked to classes around the world on Skype for 24 hours straight to reach students in 26 different countries. I started using Skype in the classroom … Read more

Calling phones from Skype, the easy way

Have you ever called a landline or mobile from Skype? I’m sure a lot of you have, but there are also plenty of users who only know Skype for its free video calls. Whether you’re new to calling phones or it’s old-hat to you, there are a few tricks to managing phone numbers in Skype … Read more

Perfecting the Video Call Portrait

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Elisa Perez, a talented, Skype-loving painter takes portraits a step into the future. Her most recent project, called Screen Face, portrays people as they catch up with loved ones over Skype video calls. “The idea for the project started while I was doing an Erasmus course in Brussels. Most contact with friends and family back … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month


When you’re a kid, everything moment presents an amazing opportunity to discover something new – even snack time. At Skype, we love that we get to be part of this wonder for so many kids, helping them broaden their worlds, have new experiences, and make beautiful memories. Whether it’s bringing one child to family around … Read more

Saving time and money with call forwarding

Today I’ll be discussing the benefits of combining call forwarding and different Skype features that – when combined – can help you be more efficient. Don’t worry if you’ve only ever used Skype for video calling and instant messages though, there’ll be plenty of explanation along the way. Call forwarding and a subscription. As you … Read more

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