Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2015)

Skype baby shower

Friends are always there to support us no matter what. Whether it’s a sports victory you worked hard to achieve or a new baby on the way, it’s your BFFs that are the first to cheer you on. Skype makes it possible for best buddies to be there for each other and share unforgettable experiences … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 2: How to Make the Best of your College Break

Cool emoticon

Yesterday we addressed how Moms can use Skype to manage summer scheduling and keep tabs on the whole family’s whereabouts. Today, we wanted to cover how college newbies, stuck on campus for their first summer away, can factor Skype into their daily haps for an equally awesome, on-the-go semester. Hit the Books Let’s say you’ve … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 1: How an On-the-go Mom Manages Schedules

Skype for mobile

School’s out for summer! The days are long, the patio grill is permanently on ‘preheat,’ and there’s plenty of hustle and bustle happening about the home. Whether you’re soaking up the sun with tiny toddlers clinging to your legs, leisurely sprawling while your teens are away on campus for the summer, or organizing a seasonal … Read more

A Celebratory Father’s Day, From Anywhere in the World

Father's Day fishing

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but—unfortunately for you—Dad now happily dwells in a different locale. Thanks to Skype, you can set aside some virtual time to touch base, and celebrate your Pops while out and about. Here are some sweet, creative ways to remind Dad just how glad you are he’s around: Gone Fishin’ Back … Read more

Disney’s “Inside Out” Emoticons Launch on Skype Today: Express Your Feelings with Our New Emoticons

Inside Out Emoticons

Who doesn’t love these cute little fun faces and expressions? Skype’s emoticons add an extra flair to your conversations by bringing your emotions to life. We know that you adore our emoticons and are always asking for more. Well, we are listening and today we are excited to share that we are bringing the Emotions … Read more

Skype Translator Preview App Brings Our World a Little Closer by Introducing French and German

Skype Translator

In May of 2014, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, introduced Skype Translator preview to the world by demonstrating an early version of German. Today, we are happy to announce that we are once again breaking down language barriers by introducing French and German to the line-up of spoken languages available in the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype 7.9 for Mac – Web Link Preview Gets Smarter

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.9 for Mac, which provides an updated and smarter web link preview experience. Now when you share a link and want to add some words for additional context, you can simply send everything in one message. If an image related to the link was found, a rich visual … Read more

A Chat with the Brainiacs Behind Skype TX

Skype TX in action

In recent months, we’ve announced a new solution for broadcasters: Skype TX. Initially created to inspire and enable even more media moments, the hardware/software solution has since been used to develop new, never-been-done-before concepts for live, video-on-demand, and other digital content. Last week, we caught up with two team members who’ve been involved from the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

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