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Angry Birds are catapulting into Skype

Angry Birds

Skype loves great characters. We’re inspired by the larger than life personalities that express the humor, frustration, and fun that’s part of our daily lives. That’s why we’re excited to add a new set of characters to our personal expression family. Please help us welcome Red, Stella, Bomb and many more of the iconic characters … Read more

Skype Bots now available on Mac and Web

Skype Bots on Mac

A couple weeks ago, we introduced Skype Bots—a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype. Since then, we’ve been working hard to bring this new experience to more users, and today we’re pleased to release preview Skype Bots on two additional platforms: Mac and Web. To get started … Read more

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

Beagle Freedom Dog video calling

This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to show for cruelty free products, and … Read more

Free calls to landlines and mobiles in Ecuador

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Ecuador from 04:00 ECT, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in Japan’s Kyushu region

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Japan from 04:00 JST, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge – Preview

Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge

We want to make it easy for anyone to connect on Skype. It’s a simple idea that has led us to make Skype available on virtually every screen, from Windows and Mac computers, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone and iPad, even on Xbox. We know people don’t want to worry about what device the person … Read more

The power of visual communication

American Sign Language Day

When we built Skype, our goal was simple — to bring people closer together. Since then, Skype has been used in truly amazing ways to help people stay connected. We’ve seen it used to train doctors remotely in Botswana, for an explorer to connect with students from the top of Mount Everest and even as a … Read more

Meet Skype TX 4, the latest studio-grade broadcast solution from Skype

Skype_TX_4_Illustration

Since its launch in April 2014, the Skype team has continued to push the boundaries of broadcasting with Skype TX, a studio-grade version of the beloved Skype app that does the heavy lifting so broadcasters are freed-up to focus on producing the best possible interactive programming for their audiences. As participatory television continues to grow … Read more

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

Mystery Skype sled dogs

From Antarctica to the North Pole, Costa Rican sloths to African lions, explorers to museum curators… the interactive lessons and virtual field trips available through Skype in the Classroom will take your students on captivating journeys to discover the world beyond their classroom walls. This weekend, get a glimpse of one of these virtual field … Read more

Travel thousands of miles carbon free with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrate Earth Day with Skype in the Classroom

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and is now observed in more than 193 countries each year. This year is particularly special as the landmark Paris Agreement is schedule to be signed by the US, China and 120 other countries. This Earth Day, on April 22nd, students can travel hundreds of thousands of miles and … Read more

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