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Your Thanksgiving mission, should you choose to accept it…


Everyone thinks their Thanksgiving traditions are the best, but what happens when spies get involved? Over the past few days, our Skype social channels have witnessed a series of Thanksgiving heists that we’ve compiled here for your festive viewing pleasure. Get the briefing on all this year’s Thanksgiving attendees with our file sharing feature. Your … Read more

Skype tips for last-minute Thanksgiving saves

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Thanksgiving is mere days away and odds are you’ve got last-minute preparations on your plate. Good thing Skype is here with a few helpful shortcuts. Take two minutes to read these and we’ll help save you some precious time. For last-minute recipe searches: Skype file sharing It doesn’t matter if it’s mom, your little brother, … Read more

Socking it to you this Halloween

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All Hallows Eve is upon us, when ghouls and zombies roam unfettered to prey on the unwary (and the occasional fun-sized Snickers). But have no fear! There’s no need to lock your doors or stock up on garlic while Skype is here! Our little communications app is all you’ll need to enjoy your best Halloween … Read more

Bollywood Mojis and emoticons: New ways to express yourself

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Here at Skype, we are huge fans of the sensation and flair Bollywood movies bring to the big screen – no one does drama, love, and dance bigger than Bollywood. Today, we are excited to release never before seen Bollywood Mojis to make your Skype chats even more fun, exciting, and dramatic. If you haven’t … Read more

The Skype Song

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How could we resist? We came across “The Skype Song” and just had to get in touch with its creator. Today we’d like to introduce you to singer-songwriter Cynthia Wang, the artist behind “The Skype Song” and her recently released EP album. Q: Nice to meet you Cynthia, and thank you for your time. Could … Read more

A Few Helpful Bookmarks for Skype

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There is a lot of helpful information out there on how to get the most out of Skype (including the one you’re currently reading – Skype Tips & Tricks) so we thought we’d give you a run-down of some of our favorite pages you might want to bookmark. Chat commands and roles These chat commands … Read more

How to Care for Your New TRex – Illustrated with Emoticons

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It started with Ninja Cat, an inside joke among some Windows team members. Then, like any clever creature, it eventually evolved into its current form, Ninja Cat riding a TRex. Because of course it did. Now Skype is carrying the TRex torch by giving this pair the secret emoticon treatment in Skype. Got our latest … Read more

Because I´m (happy) – Habt Spaß mit den Skype-Emoticons!


Es ist nicht immer einfach, die eigenen Gefühle auszudrücken, wenn man nicht persönlich mit einem Freund oder Kollegen spricht. Doch dank der Vielfalt an Skype-Emoticons könnt ihr eurem Gesprächspartner auch beim Versenden von Skype-Sofortnachrichten zeigen, wie ihr euch fühlt oder was ihr gerade denkt. Ihr könnt die Emoticons dazu verwenden, eure aktuelle Stimmung auszudrücken oder … Read more

Emoticônes : pour le travail ou le plaisir ?

Ah, les émoticônes. Nos utilisateurs nous disent combien ils aiment ces adorables petites images animées. Il est vrai qu’elles ajoutent un peu de divertissement, et elles aident à transmettre des sentiments souvent difficiles à exprimer par des mots. Vous pouvez voir la liste des émoticônes Skype en cliquant sur le smiley en bas à droite … Read more

Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

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