Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Silence is golden, but not on Skype – Tips to diagnose audio issues

Thomas Edison is credited as coining the word “Hello” as a way to start a phone call. But every now and then I hear friends and family starting a Skype call with “Can you hear me?” instead. I’d like to give you the same tips I give them for troubleshooting audio issues on Skype calls. … Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 20

Hooray! We’ve just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows (version 6.7) with support for Firefox 20. Download the new Skype Click to Call now and let us know what you think by sharing feedback on the Skype Support Network or by reporting the odd bug on our public issue tracker. Read more

The Evolution of Theatre? Skype Personal Performances from PopUp Theatrics

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Picture this: 30 artists and actors, spanning across 5 continents. An intimate theater experience, customized personally for you (not the audience, YOU specifically). A pitch this crazy would’ve had the most experienced Broadway producer tossed out on the street. But against all odds, the New York City-based independent theater artists of PopUp Theatrics found a way to make this happen. … Read more

OOO? Get set up with Skype Voice Messaging and Call Forwarding

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Many of you use Skype from your desk computer, staying logged on and accessible for the entire work day. But can Skype still keep you connected even when you’re logged off? Yes, thanks to voice messaging and call forwarding. Using one or both of these features ensures that the voice calls that come into your … Read more

Skype Celebrates its New London Office Opening

With it’s new London office opening last month, Skype has broken the mold of traditional tech workplaces. You know the stereotype – a giant romper room with toys and gizmos, the kind of place you’d happily drop off your child on the way to work. But No2 Waterhouse Square in Holborn is different. It’s an innovative, … Read more

Presenting via video: Five questions for public-speaking expert Matt Abrahams

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When it comes to public speaking today, more and more people are finding that you don’t have to be there, to be there. Professionals are opting to deliver that conference keynote in Cannes or the presentation in Perth via video rather than in person. Many of you tell us about using Skype video calling this … Read more

Thanks for Making Skype a Part of Your Daily Lives – 2 Billion Minutes a Day!

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Today, we are excited to celebrate that our Skype users – YOU – are spending more than 2 billion minutes connecting with each other!  2 BILLION MINUTES! But just how big is 2 billion minutes, you ask? That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than … Read more

Skype into Space

In February, Tony Bates, the president of the Skype division for Microsoft, addressed the Lync Conference in San Diego. In his keynote, he reflected on the Skype division’s B2X journey, enabling people to connect wherever they are. Today we’re announcing an important milestone in this mission. This B2X journey is all about removing barriers to … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Updated

Today we released an update to Skype for Windows 8. In the 1.6 release, we continue to address top user feedback and deliver the most requested features. Contact blocking With this update, we wanted to give our users higher control over who can contact them by adding the ability to block contacts. To block a … Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

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