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Skype Pre-Release Arrives on Windows 8.1

Skype pre-release arrives on Windows 8.1 – enhancing your everyday experiences.  Today, we released a pre-release version of Windows 8.1, and with it a first glimpse at a pre-release version of a fully built-in Skype app. We’re thrilled to share this preview with you so you can experience for yourself the first-ever, fully integrated Skype on any … Read more

Skype 2.6 for Windows Phone 8

Today we have released a minor update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.6.  In this release we focused on further increasing the reliability of chat and call notifications, improving reliability of calls to phone numbers and resolving occasional missing message preview in the recent conversations list. Get the updated version now from the … Read more

Skypeをいつもご利用いただきどうもありがとうございます–1日20億分の通話!

本日、Skypeユーザーの皆様が、1日で20億分もSkypeを通じて会話をしていることをお知らせいたします。Skypeは、この20億分達成を心より嬉しく思っております。 これがどれくらいすごい数字なのか、皆様想像つきますでしょうか。 20億 Read more

Skype 4.6 for iPhone & iPad with a new calling experience

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.6. New features and improvements: New, beautiful calling experience One-to-one chats now appear in the correct order Option to select your message as ‘read’ with just a few taps General fixes and improvements Supported Devices & Operating System: Skype for iPad version 4.6 supports … Read more

Skype 4.5 for iPhone and iPad

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.5. New features and improvements: iPhone and iPad: Automatic call recovery for dropped calls. Fix so that instant message conversations appear in the correct order. Marketing opt-in / out selector within app registration. iPhone: Emergency calls now routed through native dialer. iPad: Improved UI … Read more

Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

How to Identify and Deal with Scam Emails and Phishing Attempts

One of the topics we hear about from our users is malicious email contact from individuals impersonating Skype. Recently, we posted some helpful tips on avoiding malicious contact in the form of unwanted Skype calls, and today we're following that up with some tips on how to protect yourself from emails with malicious intent. Read more

Introducing new Skype Cards in Mexico

Skype is always working towards more and more ways to bring people together whenever they are apart. At Skype today we are happy to introduce a new payment option for the Mexico market, Skype Cards. Skype users in Mexico will… Read more

Skype Debates: Global Cuisine

On a quest to capture some of the distinctive styles and delicious flavors from around the world, Skype has brought together an expert panel of chefs and food connoisseurs to offer their insights on global cuisine. We connected these masters… Read more

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