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Having some fun with Skype Qik

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Last week on the Big Blog you probably noticed our announcement of an all new Skype experience – Skype Qik. Dan and Pierro did a great job of covering why this is big step forward in the way you use Skype to keep in touch with your friends and family. I also think the app is very … Read more

Drawing Comes to Skype for Windows Phone

Today we’re excited to release Skype 2.24 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, which brings drawing to Skype for the first time! Get creative and draw on a canvas, add silly touches to a photo or draw the fastest route on a map and share it with your friends and family. Here’s the … Read more

Using Skype and Bing Maps to navigate the Tricks and the Treats this Halloween

Louie, while on a quick trip to grab coffee for his coworkers, somehow ended up in a corn maze a few miles north of nowhere. Despite a couple wrong turns and a few cold Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Louie managed to make it out of the maze and back to the office by getting directions from … Read more

Instant message formatting with Skype for Mac 7.0

Last week we announced the release of an update to Skype for Mac and a preview of Skype for Windows desktop. This means that the planned changes to our interface which we recently announced will start to reach more of our users. The announcement covered some great reasons to grab these updates, from an immersive … Read more

Using Skype and Bing Maps to navigate the Tricks and the Treats this Halloween

Zack, while on a quick trip to grab coffee for his coworkers, somehow ended up in a corn maze a few miles north of nowhere. Despite a couple wrong turns and a few cold Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Louie managed to make it out of the maze and back to the office by getting directions from … Read more

Moment Makers is putting down roots in Mexico and Brazil

Just over a year ago, we created a community known as Moment Makers; dedicated to celebrating the many ways people use Skype to help them do more of what they love. Thousands have already entered contests, gotten exclusive access to their favorite Marvel superheroes and made unforgettable Skype moments at the Independent Spirit Awards and … Read more

Skype 5.6 for iPhone: Skype optimized for every iPhone screen size

Today we’re releasing Skype 5.6 for iPhone, which brings optimized, scaled UI to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screen sizes. On an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+, Skype 5.6 displays more of your recent chats and shows more messages in conversation view, helping you to communicate with your friends and family quickly and … Read more

Introducing Skype Moments of the Week

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Whether you’re meeting a new member of the family for the first time or catching up with an old friend, your Skype Moments are as unique as you are. From extraordinary events to everyday fun, each Skype chat is one-of-a-kind. Join us in celebrating the memories that you make on Skype by sharing your photos, … Read more

Skype Qik keeps you connected between calls

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Imagine if you could reinvent the Skype experience, taking into account how messaging, selfies and app culture have changed the way we communicate. A small team of Skype designers and developers recently took up the challenge to build a new app to run alongside Skype and provide an ongoing form of video chat. They knew … Read more

Greetings from Skype’s Family Ambassador Amber Johnson

I was only recently named Skype’s Family Ambassador and I am already having a fabulous time! What could be better than representing Skype at BlogHer 2014 and interviewing (aka geeking out with) some of my favorite bloggers? I even got the chance to interview a fantastic foodie from the Cooking Channel using Skype. Over these … Read more

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