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Disney’s “Inside Out” Emoticons Launch on Skype Today: Express Your Feelings with Our New Emoticons

Inside Out Emoticons

Who doesn’t love these cute little fun faces and expressions? Skype’s emoticons add an extra flair to your conversations by bringing your emotions to life. We know that you adore our emoticons and are always asking for more. Well, we are listening and today we are excited to share that we are bringing the Emotions … Read more

Skype Translator Preview App Brings Our World a Little Closer by Introducing French and German

Skype Translator

In May of 2014, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, introduced Skype Translator preview to the world by demonstrating an early version of German. Today, we are happy to announce that we are once again breaking down language barriers by introducing French and German to the line-up of spoken languages available in the Skype Translator preview … Read more

Skype 7.9 for Mac – Web Link Preview Gets Smarter

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.9 for Mac, which provides an updated and smarter web link preview experience. Now when you share a link and want to add some words for additional context, you can simply send everything in one message. If an image related to the link was found, a rich visual … Read more

A Chat with the Brainiacs Behind Skype TX

Skype TX in action

In recent months, we’ve announced a new solution for broadcasters: Skype TX. Initially created to inspire and enable even more media moments, the hardware/software solution has since been used to develop new, never-been-done-before concepts for live, video-on-demand, and other digital content. Last week, we caught up with two team members who’ve been involved from the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

UPDATE 2: Calls to Land Lines and Mobiles in Nepal

Update 2 – After more than 6 weeks of free and discounted calls into and out of Nepal, we are reinstating our normal calling prices to landlines and mobiles from Monday 15 June 2015. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone.  To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to … Read more

A More Efficient Skype Experience for Your PC

UPDATE (July 7th): As we announced on June 11th, we have begun upgrading Windows modern users to the Windows desktop app. Later this summer, we’ll roll out the Preview for Universal Skype experiences built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10. These new, light-weight apps will make tasks like calling and messaging more … Read more

Use Skype to Send Your Files Quickly and Easily

Sending files in Skype makes you think about Skype in a whole new way. Rather than just rely on Skype to catch up with mom every other weekend, you can send files and utilize Skype as a multi-tool for all kinds of communications. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the lesser-known bits … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … Read more

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