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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

Kiribati Calling


Brian Healy is a middle school science teacher who recently hosted a call between his classroom and another group of students in Kiribati. Even in the excitement-addled days preceding Halloween, this particular lesson was one his students wouldn’t soon forget. What started out as a typical Thursday for my 6th-8th grade science students turned into … Read more

Skype and VICE News bring the world to your door step


Skype grew out of a vision to make the world a smaller place by bringing people together through technology. More than a decade later, that goal stands stronger than ever. As part of our continued journey, we’ve joined forces with VICE News – one of the most innovative voices in today’s media. Redefining news and … Read more

Actors master the art of the roving rehearsal


Skype Acting Ambassador Lynn Chen uses Skype video calling to rehearse whenever she wants, from wherever she wants. This means she has more time to pursue her other passions, which include all things food, creating podcasts, and being an activist for positive body image. You can keep up with all her Hollywood shenanigans through Twitter, … Read more

Old skool fun with Skype calls

Skype is a great example of how improvements in technology have made it easier for us to communicate. It opens up a whole bunch of options for fun when you’re apart from the people that matter. Those options might be as high tech as Skype is if you use it for desktop gaming, or really … Read more

Skype 7.7 for Mac – Preview Web Links in Chat

Over the last couple years we’ve spent a lot of time revamping the chat experience in Skype. We first made significant improvement to keep your chats synced across multiple devices. Then, we refreshed how your chat looks- introducing bubble-style chat, inline photos and starting to display file icons on desktop so you can easily scan … Read more

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