Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Video Call an Author on World Read Aloud Day

We spotted something really neat and wanted to share it. LitWorld's annual World Read Aloud Day is coming up on March 7th. "World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and… Read more

Leap Year: Enjoy your extra day with Skype

Enjoy February 29 and your leap year with Skype by using free video calls to get in touch, leap around and pop the question. Read our blog for more. Read more

Skype Hero: College Student Brings Skype into Nursing Home

Sometimes we come across really heartwarming stories which inspire us and highlight the many ways people are doing something really good or helping others using Skype. Today, I want to share with you the story of Ivan Quinones, a college… Read more

GroupMe brings free private and group messaging to Windows Phone

Our colleagues at GroupMe today announced a completely revamped version of the app for Windows Phone. GroupMe is a group messaging service that can be used on any phone allowing users to stay in touch with the important people in… Read more

Make sure you get the most out of the Skype for Windows Phone Beta app!

Thanks to everyone for the warm reception you gave the new Skype for Windows Phone Beta app*. Since it first became available yesterday, many of you have downloaded it to test and have shared your first impressions with us…. Read more

34 Million People Concurrently Online on Skype

The BoomTown Rats may not like Mondays, but people on Skype sure do. It's certainly a busy Monday as we're seeing another jump in people on Skype today reaching a new milestone of 34 million users concurrently online. This is… Read more

Skype Beta for Windows Phone with free video calling

We are pleased to announce the availability of Skype Beta for Windows Phone. Click this link directly from your Windows Phone to get started or check out the Marketplace from your computer. Remember, this is a Beta, so not… Read more

Skype brings voice and video calling to Windows Phone users around the globe

Many of you have been waiting for this. And today we are excited to announce our new Skype for Windows Phone Beta app. This now makes Skype available on almost all of the leading mobile smartphone operating systems. The… Read more

32 million people concurrently online on Skype

Yesterday, Skype passed a new milestone. There were 32 million people signed onto Skype at the same time. That's quite a lot of people using Skype to build and maintain meaningful connections with friends, family and co-workers by making voice… Read more

New subscription calling plan to Mexico

Calling main cities in Mexico with Skype subscriptions has always been easy, simple and cost-effective. Today we are happy to communicate with our users about our new plan that offers unlimited calls to any city in Mexico for a flat… Read more

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