Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat

If you're headed to college this fall, there's one good thing to learn before you leave – how to stay in touch while you're away. Students often are multiple hours away from their friends and families while they're in school;… Read more

#SkypeTalks Live Chat Session TODAY with Skype for Mac Product Team

With the launch of Skype 5.8 for Mac last week, we've seen a lot of questions about the latest version.

As a result, we're excited to continue our #SkypeTalks live chat series! Our fourth live chat session on Twitter will take place today, Monday June 18th at 6 PM GMT/1 PM EST/10 AM PST. The hour-long chat session will provide useful tips and tricks and answer your Skype for Mac questions. Read more

Your Ticket Back to Humanity

It started with a simple insight: "When did it become okay to text Mom Happy Birthday?" This question challenged us to think about the way people communicate in today's digital age. Digital tools help us share and get news faster… Read more

Skype 5.8 Hotfix for Windows

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 5.8 for Windows. Please download the new version now – feedback can be provided on the Skype Support Network and in case you notice any issues then please report a issue… Read more

Skype Love Story Highlights

Last week, in honor of Valentine's Day we asked you to share your Skype love stories with us via Twitter, Facebook and our blog. Whether it was a special Skype call with a long distance boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, sister,… Read more

Drum roll… and the winner for the Greatest Skype Moments contest is…

On October 10th we invited our Twitter followers and Skype Facebook fans to share their Greatest Skype Moments by submitting a photo or video and description to us through Facebook. Our contest ended on November 5th and we received a… Read more

Skype Helps Cities Improve the Bottom Line

With few signs of improved economic recovery around the world, leaders in the United States and abroad are tackling the issues of potential debt crises and high unemployment. But these are not just problems facing nationally elected officials. City and… Read more

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