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Skype for Modern Windows 2.8: Getting Easier to Use

We have released a new version of Skype for modern Windows. We’ve been focused on making the application easier to use. There’s a tighter feel to the hub – the modern Skype is designed for touch but we know a lot of our users have mouse and keyboard devices. As a result we are tightening … Read more

6 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day across The Miles

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Celebrating Mother’s Day when you live far away from family isn’t easy, but with a little creativity you can overcome the miles. When I left my family in Chile 17 years ago, I didn’t realize how much I would miss being close to loved ones on special dates like Mother’s Day. This year, my mom … Read more

Get Started With Skype Essentials

Skype is well known for its ability to put you face to face with your nearest and dearest on a video call. But our passion for video as a way to communicate goes further than that and that’s why we’ve created a new set of guides called Skype essentials. We made the Skype essentials videos … Read more

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Playbook

Did you know that 93% of moms would love to spend Mother’s Day with their children on Skype if they can’t be together in person?  Skype conducted a global survey of mothers, grandparents, and children to find out how they’re planning to spend Mother’s Day together across the iles. How do your Mother’s Day plans … Read more

Marine Mom to Celebrate Mother’s Day from Afghanistan on Skype

Cpl Hayes

Yahmise Hayes is a mother of two from Burgaw, North Carolina. This 22-year-old is also a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed at Camp Bastion in remote Afghanistan. Corporal Hayes is serving as an Administrative Specialist in Afghanistan until October, working 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Her daughters are … Read more

The Skype Community Welcomes Its 2,000,000th User

The Skype Community recently passed a major milestone by welcoming its 2,000,000th registered user! We are thrilled that two million people from around the world have joined us to ask and answer questions, share stories and talk about Skype. In parenting people often talk about the terrible twos, but on the Community we’re planning for … Read more

Sharing Ideas, Breaking Boundaries

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Some of the world’s most innovative ideas were shared at the TED2014 conference in Vancouver, Canada last month. Skype Conversation Sessions germinated a number of fascinating discussions, and Skype was there to facilitate conversations with luminaries such as astronaut Chris Hadfield, Oscar nominee Jehane Noujaim and Sports Illustrated reporter David Epstein. One of those participating … Read more

Skype loves bringing groups together – with FREE group video calling

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When not in the office at Skype, I’m part of a cycling team with a group of four local friends. We’re training for a coast-to-coast charity cycling event but spend our weeks in separate parts of the world on business. As planning for our training days is a challenge, we often rely on Skype group video … Read more

Using Automatic Answering To Keep An Eye On Things

On the Skype Community, foxvalleyspirit recently shared a story about how they keep in contact with their pets during their holidays. It’s a great story and it also shows a little known feature of Skype that you could put to some creative uses – the ability to automatically answer Skype calls and turn on your … Read more

Least Possible Actions to Start a Call on Windows

Today I’d like to do things a little differently and introduce a new series of posts here on Tips & Tricks. The new series is called Least Possible Actions (LPA) and in it I’ll be taking some common Skype tasks and explaining how to do them with as little time and effort as possible. The … Read more

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