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News, stories, and updates from Skype

How to become an IM Legend

Skype is well known for its free calls to anyone else on Skype and calls to mobiles and landlines at low rates. With all of that going on it’s easy to forget the great features Skype has for instant messaging. Today I’ll go into four of these features; font appearance, resizing the instant message area, … Read more

Send the right message, via video

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We’ve all heard the old adage “you can’t be in two places at once.” Well, we beg to differ. Skype’s newly introduced video messaging feature makes it seem like you’re right next to someone…even when separated by thousands of miles and you’re not actually speaking live. With video messages, you can record a video of yourself … Read more

Skype Pre-Release Arrives on Windows 8.1

Skype pre-release arrives on Windows 8.1 – enhancing your everyday experiences.  Today, we released a pre-release version of Windows 8.1, and with it a first glimpse at a pre-release version of a fully built-in Skype app. We’re thrilled to share this preview with you so you can experience for yourself the first-ever, fully integrated Skype on any … Read more

Skype Helps Take Fantasy Football to the Next Level

For football fans everywhere, the start of the NFL season means that it’s time for Fantasy Football! Last week, our Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher hosted the #MSFTFootball Fantasy Football League draft with a little help from Skype. The star-studded roster included the likes of: NBA star Baron Davis, NFL Network’s Jenn Brown, DJ Skee, and actors Rich … Read more

Introducing Working Smarter with Skype, a new video series

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Skype’s community of business users is filled with men and women like you, who are experts in launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures. We’ve profiled many in this blog, and literally thousands more are out there pursuing their dreams on their own terms. It’s an inspiring group. Working Smarter with Skype Since it doesn’t make sense … Read more

Skype 2.10 for Windows Phone 8: now with Video Messaging

We’re excited to announce Video Messaging is now available to Windows Phone 8 users in the Skype for Windows Phone 8 update released today. The launch of Video Messaging on Windows Phone 8 marks another step forward in Skype’s Mobile Future journey to bring great Skype experiences across devices. In this update, we’ve also addressed … Read more

Not All Those Who Browse Are Lost

I often post information here which, I hope, helps people with issues they’re having with Skype. But this isn’t the only place you can come to for information on Skype. Skype Support is jam-packed with everything you ever wanted to know about Skype. Today I’m going to give you a few tips on the best … Read more

Celebrating Top Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

To honor Skype’s 10th anniversary, we want to highlight the many ways Skype brings people together each and every day. We are very proud of what Skype has become during this past decade – especially its role as an educational tool. Skype’s education program, Skype in the classroom, breaks down classroom walls and allows children … Read more

Skype & London Mela Celebrate South Asian Culture

Join Skype at the world-famous London Mela on September 1st. “Mela,” a Sanskrit word meaning “gathering,” has become a major celebration throughout the global South Asian diaspora. And now in its 11th year, the London Mela is Europe’s largest South Asian festival and a much-anticipated annual cultural event for the city. The festival will have … Read more

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