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A More Efficient Skype Experience for Your PC

UPDATE (July 7th): As we announced on June 11th, we have begun upgrading Windows modern users to the Windows desktop app. Later this summer, we’ll roll out the Preview for Universal Skype experiences built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10. These new, light-weight apps will make tasks like calling and messaging more … Read more

Use Skype to Send Your Files Quickly and Easily

Sending files in Skype makes you think about Skype in a whole new way. Rather than just rely on Skype to catch up with mom every other weekend, you can send files and utilize Skype as a multi-tool for all kinds of communications. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the lesser-known bits … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … Read more

Book Club and Drinks with Esteemed Authors via Skype

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Born of a Twitter joke, striving for an official Wikipedia page (as much as a Skype chat with Don DeLillo), and initiating every meeting over a shotgunned beer, PBR Book Club is anything but your quiet reading corner. “About four years ago, a bunch of people were like ‘We should just read a bunch of … Read more

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

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