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Instant message formatting with Skype for Mac 7.0

Last week we announced the release of an update to Skype for Mac and a preview of Skype for Windows desktop. This means that the planned changes to our interface which we recently announced will start to reach more of our users. The announcement covered some great reasons to grab these updates, from an immersive … Read more

How to send a message with the least possible actions

It’s no secret that I consider the three core actions of Skype to be adding a contact, sending a message and making a call. Whenever a version of Skype gets a big update I always make sure to describe how to do those three things to get you settled in. But I jumped ahead of … Read more

Take it from the Top with Skype 5 for iPhone

Here on the Tips & Tricks blog I often focus on some of the less obvious features of Skype, the things you might not discover yourself. But whenever one of our versions of Skype goes through a big change I like to remind users how to do the basics before anything else. We recently released … Read more

Under a Spell – Autocorrect Tips for Skype

With a recent release of Skype for Windows desktop we have started to roll out a new feature to some users on Windows 8 and above. Skype will now be able to use the spellcheck and autocorrect features of Windows 8 for your instant messages. Today I’ll be giving you a few tips on editing … Read more

A Workday Without Skype Isn’t Much of a Workday At All

I recently wrote about taking things for granted, like how easy it is to start a Skype call. That got me thinking about other things I take for granted while working at Skype, and one of them is Skype itself. I would really struggle through my work day without Skype and in the tips below, … Read more

Skype Tricks for the Mischievous

Every now and then we could all use some mischief. I know it’s not Halloween but this is the tips and tricks blog, so why not have a little fun? Today I’m going to take a look at some of the great features of Skype for Windows desktop. Along the way, I might drop some … Read more

Out With The Old, In With The New – Managing Your Skype History

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I use instant messages to remember important information. But I often see questions come through from users who are looking to delete single messages, entire chats or the contents of Skype Home. January is a good month for starting afresh so I’ll dedicate this post to telling you … Read more

Skype Helps Take Fantasy Football to the Next Level

For football fans everywhere, the start of the NFL season means that it’s time for Fantasy Football! Last week, our Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher hosted the #MSFTFootball Fantasy Football League draft with a little help from Skype. The star-studded roster included the likes of: NBA star Baron Davis, NFL Network’s Jenn Brown, DJ Skee, and actors Rich … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

Online dating leads to long distance love via Skype

A whirlwind romance was never something 28 year-old Michelle Gerson expected, but it was exactly what she got two years ago when she met her now fiancé, Jason Wagner, online. Michelle and Jason, better known as ‘welljustbecause’ and ‘Coldsideofpillow’ on OKCupid, first met in June 2011. The chemistry was instant, and they began emailing and … Read more

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