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Free international Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu, India

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UPDATE 3. We hope our offer of free Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu has been helpful to those affected by the recent devastation in the region.  As of Friday December 11 we are reinstating our normal calling prices, however Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. For information … Read more

Skype 7.16 for Windows app – making it easier to share content

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Instant messaging is more fun when you get to share. Today, we’re excited to launch Skype 7.16 for Windows app with several improvements to how you share. Media toolbar Sharing shouldn’t take too many clicks – as such we’ve released a new toolbar which you can use to quickly share photos, files, video messages, contacts and … Read more

Are you sitting comfortably? Here’s the story of Skype and the Magic Puffballs

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A few weeks ago, we published a story about the three dancers in our new feature video, and highlighted how easy it is to start a chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or Twitter and invite people to join the conversation. Today, we’re bringing you the story of author … Read more

How to share photos, files and more with Skype on your mobile

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When we added video to Skype calls ten short years ago, the ability to share important moments with loved ones took a big step forward. It’s only natural that they would, because our world and the conversations that we as people have with each other are made up of so much more than what can … Read more

100,000 hours over Skype: ¡Felicidades!

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It’s been a few years since we checked in with 121 Spanish, an online Spanish language school where teachers tutor students over Skype. Just this past month they hit an impressive milestone: 100,000 hours of classes over Skype! Craig Jull’s school has come a long way since its founding in 2006. Now with over 1,000 … Read more

Your Thanksgiving mission, should you choose to accept it…

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Everyone thinks their Thanksgiving traditions are the best, but what happens when spies get involved? Over the past few days, our Skype social channels have witnessed a series of Thanksgiving heists that we’ve compiled here for your festive viewing pleasure. Get the briefing on all this year’s Thanksgiving attendees with our file sharing feature. Your … Read more

Skype gets squash fans in on the action

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Last week, the world’s best squash players gathered in Bellevue, Washington to compete in one of the most prestigious squash tournaments – the PSA World Tour 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships. It all came to a head on Sunday night, as France’s Greg Gaultier took on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, coming out on top in straight … Read more

Foodies celebrate Thanksgiving with a side of Skype

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It’s that time of year when food takes center stage as family and friends gather around the table to celebrate all things they were thankful for the past year. While food is never in shortage, sometimes new recipes seem to be in short supply. This year, food vloggers Brothers Green and Katie Quinn prepared dishes … Read more

Skype tips for last-minute Thanksgiving saves

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Thanksgiving is mere days away and odds are you’ve got last-minute preparations on your plate. Good thing Skype is here with a few helpful shortcuts. Take two minutes to read these and we’ll help save you some precious time. For last-minute recipe searches: Skype file sharing It doesn’t matter if it’s mom, your little brother, … Read more

Create a Skype chat, share a link, and start dancing

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A few weeks ago, we released a brand new way for people to start a group chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger Twitter… and invite people to join their conversation. Anyone who gets the link can join the chat using Skype on their device, or if they don’t … Read more

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