Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Greetings from Skype’s Family Ambassador Amber Johnson

I was only recently named Skype’s Family Ambassador and I am already having a fabulous time! What could be better than representing Skype at BlogHer 2014 and interviewing (aka geeking out with) some of my favorite bloggers? I even got the chance to interview a fantastic foodie from the Cooking Channel using Skype. Over these … Read more

It’s now easier to find friends and chat using Skype for Outlook.com

Since we launched Skype on Outlook.com, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and heard loud and clear that starting chat sessions with friends wasn’t as easy as it could be. Today, we’re excited to announce the worldwide availability of improvements to Skype for Outlook.com that makes it easier for you to find and chat with … Read more

Improved Skype desktop clients for a dynamic new chat experience

Today we’re excited to announce Skype for Mac 7.0 as well as the preview for the new Skype for Windows – both of which have been redesigned to make it easier to chat and share. If you’re already using Skype on mobile, you’ll recognize some of these changes. We’ve made the Skype experience consistent whether … Read more

Skype for Mac 7.0

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for Mac 7.0. Here’s a full list of the awesomeness that awaits you.   Features Design refresh of the chat and calling experience New file transfer experience including inline images Support for large emoticons Your Favorites conversations now “roam” and sync on supported platforms Skype is now a 64-bit … Read more

How to use a microphone for your Skype calls – Part 2

Last week I got to talking about microphone tips for the best Skype call quality. It turned out to be a subject with a lot of meat to it, so I thought I’d split it into two parts. We’ve already covered how to position yourself relative to the microphone for the best quality. This week … Read more

The Ones to Watch Skype Six Fall Tour

The Ones to Watch “Skype Six” Fall tour kicks off this month, giving music fans a chance to discover new music, win tickets to gigs, and get up close and personal with your favorite bands. Through a variety of exclusive Skype experiences, The Skype Six Fall tour will give you a taste of life on … Read more

How to use a microphone for your Skype calls – Part 1

Here at Skype we do a lot of work to ensure that our audio and video quality is the best it can possibly be. A few months ago, Mo talked about how we’re improving your video calls, but we put a lot of effort into making sure that you get clear audio for your calls … Read more

Making improvements to high-definition video call quality

We love to say that distance is no match for Skype – so whether your loved ones are across the globe or across the street, you can always call and say hello to see the smiling faces that are important to you – in crystal clear, high definition video. We want to make sure that … Read more

Tyson Mayr: Making the world smaller with Skype

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Moment Maker Tyson Mayr uses Skype to bring RainCatcher sponsors and recipients to each other’s doorsteps, regardless of where the sponsors are in the world. RainCatcher provides safe drinking water those who need it – a staggering 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have clean water access. As the Chief Charity Ambassador for RainCatcher, Tyson … Read more

Help safeguard your Skype account

Chores are often not things we do for fun. But there’s usually a good reason to do them and the best way to handle them is to do them quickly and then get on with fun stuff like calling and messaging your friends and family. Helping to safeguard your Skype account and keeping it up … Read more

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