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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Using Skype with a newborn at home

At Skype we love helping our users share experiences and tender moments. One time of life where those moments seem to be around every corner is when there’s a newborn in the family. It’s a magic time, but it’s also absolutely exhausting for the new mom and dad. With grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … Read more

Working from Home? Manage Tasks (& Teams) with Skype

Today, the number of Americans working from home, skipping dreaded commutes and opting for a home-brewed (pajama-clad) pot of coffee now nears 3.2 million people. Through these current, tech-geared times, Skype is happy to help you skip any traffic-induced headaches and delve into (or divvy up) projects that matter, wherever you are. Not only are … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Traveling the world or moving to a new place can broaden your horizons and provide you with once in a lifetime experiences, but being away from loved ones can often make you homesick. In these Skype Moments of the week, world travelers, everyday adventurers and globetrotting foodies share some of their most precious Skype Moments. … Read more

Skype Translator Early Preview – Sign-Up Opens Today!

In May, Satya Nadella and Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall unveiled Skype Translator, Microsoft’s breakthrough in real-time speech translation at Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference. Since then, the engineering team has been hard at work to get the technology behind Skype Translator ready for a preview release. Starting today, we are rolling out a … Read more

Fans use video messages to interview Taylor Swift on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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We’re always looking for new ways to bring people closer together. So when Taylor Swift announced that she would be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we put our heads together and came up with the perfect way to get fans closer to the songstress herself. Knowing that Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t be the only one with … Read more

Mayra Hurtado is overjoyed to be Skype’s Photography Ambassador in Mexico

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A few weeks ago, we announced the upcoming launch of Moment Makers in Mexico and Brazil. Now, we’re getting to know a brand new group of influential and passionate Moment Makers. Mayra Hurtado is a Mexican photographer and fashion blogger who represented her home city of Guadalajara in the Skype City Sights photo collaboration. She … Read more

Frank Bell and Samir Maamari Jam over Skype

During a recent Skype jam session, Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell and fellow Music Moment Maker Samir Mamaari showed us technology’s potential to aid musical collaboration. Frank explained that collaboration is a crucial part of the songwriting process for musicians, saying, “Songwriting is about being open with someone and their ideas, and Skype allows that … Read more

How to have some Halloween fun with Skype

So Skype users, are you ready for All Hallows’ Eve this Friday? Whether your carefully crafted costume gets shown off at parties or on your neighbors’ doorsteps, it’s a holiday that offers fun for young and old. As you know, I love to have some fun of my own here on the Tips and Tricks … Read more

Skype 5.7 for iPhone: Smarter and Faster Chat

At Skype, we work hard to incorporate your ideas to continue building a great app that helps you do more with the people you love, whenever you’re apart. In fact, on the Skype for iPhone team, we personally read each piece of user feedback and categorize comments by hand to determine what to work on … Read more

Skype 7.1 for Mac

Today we’re releasing Skype 7.1 for Mac, which now supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The full list of features and fixes include:   Features Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite support Enhanced group profile- making it easier to copy a link or to leave a group conversation   Fixed Issues Category Description Application Crash on video calls … Read more

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