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Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom and Hearts on Fire are joining forces to inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting social change rock stars with students around the world. Imagine sitting in a classroom in New Jersey and being taken on a virtual field trip to Uganda led by Diane, a local water engineer … Read more

5 Things We Learned at IBC

Skype in Media

Skype in Media recently joined 55,000 attendees at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, one of the largest broadcast trade shows in the world. IBC allows experts involved in the making, managing, and distribution of entertainment and news content to engage in what excites them most — broadcast and media. IBC had too many highlights to … Read more

How to Personalize Your Skype Client

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Have you got a favorite object in your life? One that you could draw from memory because it’s yours. It might be just a thing to anyone else, but you wouldn’t change it for anything. That’s how I feel about the way I have personalized my Skype client. Anyone else would just see the contact … Read more

Helping Put the “Global” in GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media

We love when anyone mentions us on Twitter, and every so often, those mentions reveal people using Skype in amazing ways. Our curiosity was piqued by the above tweet from GlobalGirl Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls from under-served communities to find their voice in the media. They’re using Skype to share … Read more

Skype Outage: An Update, and an Apology

At Skype, our mission is to give you the tools you need to be closer and do more with the people who matter to you most. It’s a simple commitment, but one which we hold ourselves highly accountable for. Yesterday, we experienced an issue at the Skype back-end that prevented us from delivering on our … Read more

Ask the Skype Experts on Community Day – September 23rd 2015

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This Wednesday September 23, Skype experts — including engineers, product managers, marketers, data scientists and customer service specialists — will be available during daytime in Europe and the Americas to answer your questions over on the Skype Community. From subscription advice, to personalizing your Skype account, to using our new features — our team of … Read more

Skype for Web and Skype for – Update

Today, we’re excited to share the news that the ORTC API preview for Microsoft Edge browser is now available in the latest Windows Insider Preview release! The ORTC APIs enable the development of real-time audio and video communications applications on top of the Microsoft Edge browser, without the need to install any plugins – which … Read more

Skype Brings Meditation to the Masses

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Prayer beads, crystals, breathing techniques — and now video calling. The practice of meditation has been around since ancient times, but is now even more accessible than ever thanks to Trish and her colleagues at Sydney Meditation Coach. Meditation dates back 5,000 years, with early forms called “Tantra” featuring in ancient Indian relics and artefacts. … Read more

Managing Your Skype Privacy Settings

Skype privacy settings

Skype is made for having conversations with people you care about. It’s therefore important to know how to navigate your privacy settings. Where do I change my privacy settings? Device type Privacy settings location Windows Tools > Options > Privacy > Show advanced options Mac Skype > Preferences… > Privacy Windows Phone Uses your privacy settings … Read more

Skype for Android 6.2: Quickly Share Photos, Location and More

Skype for Android

At Skype we take your feedback to heart and in turn, we have been making frequent updates to improve your Skype experience to be the best it can be. Today, we’re pleased to release Skype 6.2 for Android, which adds a media bar to your conversations, making it easier to express yourself in more than … Read more

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