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Skype 6.4 for Mac With Easier to Use Instant Messaging

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. In this release, we have focused on ease of use of our instant messaging experience. New features and improvements in Skype 6.4 for Mac include: Infinite chat scrolling Improved find from a chat conversation Improved file transfer Improved send and receive contacts Support for Simplified … 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 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

Un paso más en la unión de Skype y Messenger

Skype se conoce mundialmente por ayudar a las personas a estar cerca aunque estén separados. Es un orgullo que más de 280 millones de personas al mes elijan Skype para conectarse con sus seres queridos y compañeros de trabajo. Nos encanta tener la oportunidad de ayudar a más gente a reír, cotillear (contar chismes), compartir … Read more

Skype and Messenger Coming Together: The Next Chapter

Skype is known around the world for helping people stay close whenever they’re apart.  It makes us proud that more than 280 million people choose Skype to connect with their loved ones and colleagues every month. We love the opportunity to help more people laugh, gossip, share stories or just spend time together.  That’s why … Read more

Five Tips to Organize your Skype Contact List

If you’ve been using Skype for a while, it may be that your Skype contact list has become too long and unwieldy to navigate efficiently. If so, try these tips to manage your contacts more effectively. These sometimes vary between Skype running on Macs, on Windows 8, and on earlier versions of Windows, so I’ve linked to … Read more

Skype 6.1 for Windows Desktop with Outlook Integration

Introducing Skype 6.1 for Windows, now with Outlook integration and a visual update to the toolbar. This is an exciting update because the time spent on email by many people is still significant. And if you’re like many of us who work at Skype, we spend lots of time toggling between our email and Skype desktop clients. Now it’s really convenient to send a Skype instant message, start a free Skype to Skype call, or make a call to any mobile or landline – all within Outlook. Read more

Happy 9th Birthday, Skype

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and made the first call ever in 1876, and it was Motorola that invented the first cellular phone in 1973. It was Skype that joined in on these revolutionary moments in… Read more

Hotfix for multiple Skype clients

We are rolling out a hotfix over the next few days for multiple Skype clients to address a couple of known issues. We recommend downloading the updated versions of Skype once they are available. The affected Skype clients are:… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

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