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Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

Making your Skype calls easier, with a twist

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Not all Skype calls are equal. If you’re anything like me you’ve been on more than one Skype call where the conversation just wasn’t flowing smoothly. Maybe it was with a family member you don’t call often, or a friend who has a particularly difficult time communicating. Small-talk can be hard at the best of … Read more

7 reasons to sweat it out over Skype

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Skype Moment Maker and personal trainer Nick Cameron has been training people using Skype video calling for quite a while now. Here he tells us his top seven reasons why taking part in the fitness revolution from your living room is the way to go. You can also catch him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. … Read more

你好! Ciao! Skype Translator Now Speaks Italian and Mandarin

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At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to connect with people around the world, no matter where you are and what language you speak. In December, we announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program and today we’re excited to announce Skype Translator’s next milestone, the addition of two spoken … Read more

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

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Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The Library Voice  One of the most … Read more

Planning your Spring Break with Skype

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Dust off your bikinis, and pack your bags—that much-needed semester sequitur Spring Break is here. After you’ve assembled your ‘low-key living’ essentials (and headed as far away from those final grades as possible), let Skype help you keep your time off scheduled, smooth and sharable. It’s a Small World Sure, some of your classmates are … Read more

Express Yourself: New updates for Skype on Android, iPhone and Qik

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Skype has had emoticons for as long as we can remember, so we understand as well as anyone how important it is to be able to express yourself with more than plain text… or plain video. Today we’re rolling out updates to a few of our mobile apps to give you more ways to express … Read more

What’s on your Skype profile?

First impressions are important. This is something that’s as true in Skype as it is in life. That’s why your profile, and the information in it, is so important. It’s like your calling card in the world of Skype. You want to have enough detail in your Skype profile for your friends to find you … Read more

Skype and Western Union make it easier to help loved ones

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At Skype, we’re always looking for new ways to make your moments together even better. So we’re teaming up with Western Union to help make the act of sending money to friends and family even more meaningful. From helping out a loved one with groceries or a car payment to surprising Mom on Mother’s Day, … Read more

Finding the next Skype feature to use on your mobile

Last week, as part of March’s focus on helping you find new features, I gave you some tips on using Skype in new ways on your desktop device. Don’t think I’d forgotten about you if using Skype on the go is more your jam, though. Today we’re going to take a look at some of … Read more

Healthy Doses of Skype Motivation

Look, we get it. Sometimes the grind is a little less ‘seize the day’ and a little more ‘snooze away.’ Lucky for you, we’ve got Coach Troy on Skype. (Whistle, toothpick, and warranted intensity included.) Coach comes from a long line of push-up enthusiasts, and specializes in shaking sleepyheads such as yourself out of bed, … Read more

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