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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Managing Your Skype Privacy Settings

Skype privacy settings

Skype is made for having conversations with people you care about. It’s therefore important to know how to navigate your privacy settings. Where do I change my privacy settings? Device type Privacy settings location Windows Tools > Options > Privacy > Show advanced options Mac Skype > Preferences… > Privacy Windows Phone Uses your privacy settings … Read more

Skype for Android 6.2: Quickly Share Photos, Location and More

Skype for Android

At Skype we take your feedback to heart and in turn, we have been making frequent updates to improve your Skype experience to be the best it can be. Today, we’re pleased to release Skype 6.2 for Android, which adds a media bar to your conversations, making it easier to express yourself in more than … Read more

Mojis: Express Yourself on Skype Like Never Before

Skype Mojis

Sometimes real life feels like it’s straight out of a movie and mere words just don’t do it justice. Now, when you send a message on Skype, you can personalize your chat and pull in your favorite TV or movie moments to do the talking for you. Mojis are short clips from your favorite movies … Read more

Skype TX: From Box to Broadcast

Skype TX

From X Factor to X Games and Sky News to Ellen — there’s been a lot of excitement within the broadcast industry over Skype TX. As we see participatory television grow ever more popular, this hardware and software solution for using Skype in broadcaster’s workflow is also growing in popularity amongst industry professionals. And the … Read more

Skype Summer Internships Highlights

Microsoft interns

Every summer highly talented interns from around the world join teams across Microsoft for a 12-week internship. This gives them the opportunity to show off their skills and develop professional connections while working on projects that will potentially impact millions of people, and have fun along the way. This summer, Skype had the privilege of … Read more

Skype Autocorrect and Language Tips for Windows 10

Skype instant messaging

Let’s face it, even the best of us make tpyos sometimes… To help fix that, here are a few tips on how to use the autocorrect features when you’re typing your Skype instant messages. This feature was added with Windows 8, but the setup is slightly different in the all-new Windows 10. So today we’ll look … Read more

Skype and Josh Holland Welcome You to Your New Gym

Josh Holland workout

We’ve all been there and made the same excuses — you’re on a get fit mission, you’re raring to go, your adrenaline is pumping… but hmmm, on second thoughts… it’s a bit rainy outside — and it can always wait until tomorrow, can’t it? Now there’s no excuse with Skype — and especially when your … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the California Drought

Skype VICE News

Severe drought conditions in California have resulted in the state enacting mandatory water conservation rules for the first time in history. However, the new water regulations do not apply to California’s agricultural industry, which consumes 80 percent of the state’s water supply. Since the drought has caused many of California’s surface water sources such as … Read more

The Art of Baby Whispering over Skype


We first met Ingrid Prueher, “The Baby Sleep Whisperer,” when putting together our 5 unique ways Skype simplifies your life post. Here’s an in-depth look at how she’s using Skype to help families get some much-needed rest.  Parents know the problem well: a newborn that simply won’t sleep. At a time in a new parent’s … Read more

Use Skype for Calls to Landlines and Mobiles to Save Yourself Some Cash


Since day one, Skype has been all about closing the gap between you and your loved ones. One of the ways we set out to do this was to reduce the costs of calling friends and family who are far away. Today we’re going to be drilling down into that goal with some handy Skype … Read more

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