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News, stories, and updates from Skype

How to use Skype for more than catching up

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Hello there weary internet browser, take a load off your keyboard and let’s chat. Today I’m not going to give you any step by step instructions on how to do a specific thing with Skype. Instead I’d like to take a step back and talk a little bit about what Skype is for. We all … Read more

Use Skype to parent your college student from afar

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Being a parent is a life-long job. No matter whether our kids are toddlers or college students, we still have plenty of sage advice to offer. And college-aged kids – whether they’re freshmen moving into the dorms or seniors plotting their next steps – can still benefit from parental guidance. They won’t necessarily admit to … Read more

Le partage de photos désormais disponible sur Skype pour Windows Phone 8.1 et Windows Phone 8

En début d’année, Skype avait annoncé sur son blog U.S. que les équipes travaillaient à améliorer l’expérience de tchat des utilisateurs sur Skype, en perfectionnant l’affichage des notifications et en synchronisant les messages lus sur tous les appareils. Maintenant, le partage de photos reste l’une de nos priorités, et nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que cette … Read more

Bringing photo sharing to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices.  Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to … Read more

How You Can Use Skype to Help Build Your Film Career

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Georgia Benjamin is an independent film maker and Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador. We asked her to explain to us a little bit about how Skype helps her in the film-making process and how it can help budding film-makers build their careers. I’ve used Skype for a long time—not only to stay in contact with friends … Read more

Face the Music

We love bringing you oh-so-wonderful experiences. And now we’re giving you a shot at the ultimate concert experience – a chance to meet Ellie Goulding, Fun. or Passion Pit. Sharing photos over Skype makes capturing moments of excitement simple and fun whether you’re at home or on the go. With Face the Music, we’re giving you a … Read more

Contest: Show us your BOO-tiful Halloween Costume Photos

Pop quiz: what's the best part about Halloween? The candy? Spending time with friends and family? Carving pumpkins? Trick-or-treating? Parties? OK, maybe there are a few right answers to that question. For us, though, it's all about the costumes: kids… Read more