Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Checking in on Man's Best Friend Using Skype

Pining for some additional one-on-one time with your pup? Worried that your new kitten will wreak havoc in your house while you’re away? If so, you’re not the only one! While we initially thought pets using Skype was simply a… Read more

The Dos and Don'ts of "Skype Etiquette"

Everybody’s got pet peeves. It’s human nature that inevitably some things will annoy us. Skype makes it easier to stay in constant touch with your friends and family, but it also can make it easier to bother them, too. There’s… Read more

Skype in the workspace beta member shares tips on getting started

By now you may be familiar with Skype in the workspace, a new community we're building that's designed to help small businesses connect and grow. We'd like to share a post from Mark Ralphs, one of our beta users, who… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in June

With their busy schedules and glamorous travels, celebrities often find themselves needing to be in two places at the same time. What's the solution? Many celebrities have been turning to Skype video calling to stay in touch with family, friends… Read more

Hotfix for multiple Skype clients

We are rolling out a hotfix over the next few days for multiple Skype clients to address a couple of known issues. We recommend downloading the updated versions of Skype once they are available. The affected Skype clients are:… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

Bring dispersed teams together with ongoing Skype chats

More and more often, small business owners tell us they're collaborating regularly with teams from all corners of the world. Agencies, employees and consultants working on the same project can be thousands of miles apart. Sound familiar? For growing numbers… Read more

Skype Saves a California Couple’s Wedding

What do you do when it’s mere days before your wedding and you find yourself without your groom? No, this isn’t a promo for the movie ‘The Hangover 3′ – that’s exactly what happened to Orange County, CA bride-to-be Helen… Read more

Man Connects with Birth Mother for First Time on Skype

Can you imagine the feeling of meeting your mother for the first time after 41 years? That was exactly the case for Larry Johnson of Arizona, who, after 23 years of searching, finally found his mother and reached out to… Read more

Skype in the workspace beta promoting small business success

It's hard to believe that only six weeks ago, we introduced you to our new free service for small business, Skype in the workspace. It's a community we're nurturing to help businesses like yours connect and grow. You can find… Read more

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