Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Is Going to the Dogs

"I am constantly surprised by the number of people who volunteer to help Dogs for the Deaf and the depth of their commitment," says Vaughn Maurice, General Manager of the Oregon-based non-profit. The fact that Dogs for the Deaf strikes… Read more

Vote for the winner of Skype Heroes 2012!

People around the world continue to surprise us with the innovative, exciting — and even heroic ways –they use Skype in their lives. We are so inspired by this, we are creating the first-ever "Skype Heroes" program. This year the… Read more

Skype thanks military families

The old quote goes: "the hardest job in the military is being a military spouse." We here at Skype salute all that military families endure – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as well as their loved ones back at… Read more

Skype employees pitch in to build low-income housing

Multiple choice question: which of the following lists of tools and technologies are associated with working for Skype? A. hammers, nails, hard hats and 2X4s B. laptops, webcams, LED screens and smartphones C. all of the above If you were… Read more

Skype Click to Call Firefox 14, 15 and support

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.2.10687. Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 14, Firefox 15, and IEx64 support. Additionally we continue to focus and improve the usability and performance… 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

How to Deal with Skype Spam Calls

Working in Skype's Customer Service organization, I'm lucky to be able to help our users get the most out of Skype every day, helping to address their concerns and assist with any problems. Recently, we've heard a lot about unwanted spam calls and emails to some of our users' Skype accounts. Claudius, our community manager, has pulled together some great tips on how to respond to spam calls from Skype Support Network power-user, Primemover: Read more

A Call for Your #SkypeStories from Around the World

It's a great privilege for all of us at Skype knowing that our work enables people from across the globe to connect with each other in a meaningful way. We've seen many heartwarming stories from our users over the years, from military members witnessing the birth of their children on Skype while stationed overseas, to injured high school students being able to attend their graduations remotely and even long-distance couples celebrating their anniversaries via Skype while they're apart.

Now, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some of your best stories regarding how you use Skype every day. 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

Answers to Your Top Skype for PS Vita Questions – #SkypeListens

When we launched Skype for Playstation Vita (PS Vita) in April, the reception we received from our users and the gaming community was amazing. At Skype, we're so appreciative of our passionate and avid users, and we provide as many opportunities as possible to answer your questions. In the past, we've hosted several #SkypeTalks live chat sessions to address your requests regarding Skype for Android and Skype for Mac, and continually ask for your feedback to solve common issues.

We've seen the questions and feedback regarding Skype on PS Vita that you've posted on our Facebook page, across Twitter and on the Skype Support Network. In this blog post, we will address the most frequently-asked Skype for PS Vita questions from you, our users. Read more

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