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Skype Buttons Q&A: Offer Call Or Chat Right from Your Website

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We’ve had a lot of interest in the Skype for business community around adding Skype buttons to your company website, so we’d like to dig a little deeper into the topic. Here we’ll address some of the most common questions we hear about Skype buttons. 1. What are Skype buttons? Skype buttons are small, clickable … Read more

Road Warrior Learns Languages With a Little Help From Skype

Ever since the cassette player was considered cutting edge, students of foreign language have been using the latest technology to learn to parle francais, hablo espanol or falo portugues. And while there are clear benefits of listening to key conversational phrases while driving to work or doing chores at home, Claudine Woo finds it more … Read more

Classrooms in US and Mexico Bond Over Books

Partnering with another class to read together is a fantastic way to use Skype in your classroom. Not only does this type of lesson improve literacy skills, it’s also a great way to introduce your students to new cultures and stories from around the world. Recently, as part of Skype’s Global Reading Initiative, Elisa Steele, … Read more

Skype for Android 4.0 Update: We Heard You

We are launching a minor update to Skype for Android today to address some of the feedback we’ve received over the past week. We heard you loud and clear and want to provide you with the best experience possible when using the redesigned application. The following changes have been made: You wanted an easier way … Read more

The “Impossible” Family Portrait is Suddenly Possible

Hair styles may come and go (remember the Rachel?) and clothes can be ‘so cool’ one day and ‘so over’ the next. But some things are forever, like lasting family memories. A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive online found that Americans crave more of these images. At 49%, nearly half wished they took more … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – Version 2.8

Today we’ve released an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, the next step on our journey towards Skype’s Mobile Future. We’re focusing on putting conversations first, improving quality and performance, and bringing new features to Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this release we’ve significantly improved the app start and resume performance – so you can … Read more

Ideas Worth Spreading with TED and Skype

TED is the nonprofit organization that has been devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” for more than two decades. Throughout the years, the organization has grown to be a recognized source of inspiration and innovation, supporting world-changing ideas through a variety of programs. Now, for the first time, TED and Skype have partnered together to enable … Read more

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

In case you missed the news, we recently released a feature that might change how you think about Skype.  Up until now, video on Skype has always been something that is shared live between two or more people. This is what’s called a synchronous method of communication. With Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 we added … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.6 – Making it Easier to Use

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. With our smaller releases we continue to focus on addressing user feedback, ease of use and great quality. As such with this release we focused on: Optimizations to the video messaging experience To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter what device you use … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.6 – Making it Easier to Use

Today we have released a new version 6.6 of Skype for Mac. With our smaller releases, we continue to focus on quality by addressing user feedback and improving ease of use. In this release we made these changes: Optimizations to video messaging To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter which device you use, we … Read more

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