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Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

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

It’s All About Networking

Recently I’ve been compiling some tips to get the best quality out of your Skype calls. In case you missed them, here are the tips on how to set up your Skype calls and how you can improve your call… Read more

Send the gift of Skype WiFi with Skype Gift Cards

Growing up in Dallas, Matt had exposure to Spanish language and Latin American culture from a very young age. After a year in college as an exchange student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he knew that he was destined to spend… Read more

Are you ready to rock…and make a Skype call?

German rock monsters the Scorpions had a special Skype message for their friends back in California – before their gig up a mountain in Austria on their farewell tour. At a busy press conference, asked if he would like to… Read more

Skype and Gaga for One Call only

Do you love sharing your favorite moments over a Skype group video call with friends and family? What about if you could experience a call with the Queen of Pop herself, Lady Gaga? Skype is teaming up with Lady Gaga… Read more

Skype Gift Cards help families stay connected for Thanksgiving

Josh is a junior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Like many Americans, Josh’s family is spread about the country. His parents are both based in the Pacific Northwest and his sister lives in New York, but everyone in… Read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about passwords, and some things you didn't!

Today's guest blogger is Matthew De Beer, who is a Product Feedback Analyst here at Skype. Take it away, Matthew! How about we talk about password security? If that sentence made you roll your eyes and start looking for a… Read more

Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad. In this release, we have fixed audio and video calling issues which have been reported by some of our users. These issues have occurred on iPhone 5… Read more

Bringing Families Together When They're Apart

“Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face-to-face with our own existence,” says New York-based photographer John Clang. His intimate series “Being Together” does just that. In Being Together, Clang uses Skype and video projectors to create a… Read more

Bringing Families Together When They're Apart

"Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face-to-face with our own existence," says New York-based photographer John Clang. His intimate series "Being Together" does just that. In Being Together, Clang uses Skype and video projectors to create a… Read more

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