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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Skype

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries and, while the date varies, for a large part of the world it’s the second Sunday of May—just a few days away. We know how much you all love the moms in your lives because every year, Skype usage spikes on this date, more than any other holiday. We … Read more

You sang for Liverpool FC – We listened

Some of the “Sing For LFC” competition entries, sent by Skype video message

Skype has always been about bringing people, from all over the world, closer together. Wherever you are, whatever device you’re using—we’ll bring you closer to the things you love. Our partnership with Liverpool FC aims to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We want Kopites all over the world to come … Read more

Skype in Media launches Shoot the Future contest for aspiring content creators

Shoot the Future with Skype in Media

The way we engage with and consume media has changed dramatically in the past few years and Skype is proud to be part of this continuing evolution. From the user-generated content seen on the likes of The Late Late Show and VICE News, to broadcasters’ creating pop-up newscasts, Skype TX has provided the solution to make … Read more

Around the world in 24 hours with Skype in the Classroom

Map showing which country the Pine Valley students travelled to

Today’s guest blogger is second grade teacher Beverly Ladd from the New Hanover County Schools district in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, Beverly’s firsthand experience as a Skype Master Teacher has shown her how global connections allow students to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences. This post describes Beverly’s second 24-hour … Read more

The ABCs of Skype video innovation

ABCs of Skype video innovation

Having started in 2005, Karlheinz Wurm was the 127th employee at Skype. In 2009 he moved from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden to manage the audio and video development team.  When you think of Skype, you probably picture a special moment where you’ve connected with the important people in your life over video. For me, … Read more

Over 1 billion Skype mobile downloads – thank you!

Celebrating 1 billion Skype mobile downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new … Read more

For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Every kid in a park… via Skype

Take a virtual field trip with Skype to Yellowstone National Park

This week is National Park Week in the US, and this year is extra special as it’s the Centennial Year for the National Park Service. Teachers and students from the US and around the world can take virtual field trips to these natural wonders over Skype. Due to location and budgets, most national parks are … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype UWP Preview app adds group features

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Today, we’ve updated the Skype UWP Preview app via the store on Insider versions of Windows 10. With it, Windows Insiders* can create and send group messages, as well as make group audio and video calls. In the latest experience, you can see up to four video images at once, which comes in handy when … Read more

Skype and ESL team up at PAX East 2016

Game with Skype

In January, Skype made its PAX debut at PAX South in San Antonio, TX. We had so much fun chatting with gamers, playing Xbox, and meeting our personal gaming heroes that we decided to come back for more at PAX East 2016, the biggest gaming conference on the East Coast. We’re excited to announce that … Read more

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