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Skype Translator Preview Is Coming to the Skype for Windows Desktop App

To bring Skype Translator into more people’s lives, today we are happy to announce that the Skype Translator preview technology will be coming to the Skype for Windows desktop app. We are targeting the end of summer 2015 for the roll-out to begin. Last month we made it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

“When the explosion happened I was scared, I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, explains to his England-based peers over Skype. Palestine refugee children living through conflict in Syria have seen and experienced events far … Read more

Top Reasons Skype Can Help You to Grow and Innovate Your Business (Part 2)

Last week we heard from Skype Innovation Moment Maker and aficionado Chris Merkle on some of the ways he uses Skype (and you can too) to grow his business. Here, he’s adding five more reasons. You can also keep up with him and his adventures in innovation through Facebook, Instagram and his blog. 6. Stay … Read more

Skype for Web (Beta) Now Available Worldwide

Skype for web instant notifications

Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging. Visit http://www.skype.com or web.skype.com to give it … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Skype helps us experience unforgettable memories with even more people. From using Skype video calling to see your best friend get engaged, to watching a live show from thousands of miles away, Skype gives us the ability to see and interact with the world in wonderful ways. Kendra Hagerman will never forget the day her boyfriend proposed … Read more

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

Will Noonan SkypeSavvy

All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy hashtag was born, encouraging all of … Read more

How to Get the Very Best Skype Video Quality

The raison d’être of Skype is helping you share special moments with your loved ones. It’s why our video calls are so much richer than an email, a text or even a phone call. We work hard to give you the best video quality possible, so you can have quality time with your friends. We … Read more

Skype and Outlook.com Get a Huge Overhaul – A Redesigned Skype for Outlook.com

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Some of you may have heard about an update to Outlook.com that features a refined inbox, upgraded calendar and new version of Skype. We have been listening to your feedback to work on this redesigned, improved experience. We did not want to limit this new Skype experience to the new Outlook.com preview audience, and starting … Read more

Skype Click to Call – Now from Your Mobile

You told us that you wanted the simplicity of Skype Click to Call on your computer from your mobile device, and we listened! Today, we’re excited to start rolling out Call from mobile (Beta), a new feature that makes the Skype Click to Call desktop plug-in even more useful. The new Call from mobile feature … Read more

Skype 5.13 for iPhone: Preview Links in Chat

At Skype we’ve been working hard to bring you a great chat experience that puts your conversations first. Today in Skype 5.13 for iPhone we’re starting to release web link previews for chat, bringing you quick, rich ways to share information and content with the people who matter most. In 5.13 when you send or … Read more

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