Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

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

Starting a Skype Call on a Different Foot

It’s human nature to pay the least attention to the things you do the most. How to start a Skype call is a great example of this. It’s so easy to do, you might think you know all about it already. Today I’m going to change that with some tips for starting a call in … Read more

Giving Your Computer A Break with Skype for Windows Desktop 6.13

Today we have released version 6.13 of Skype for Windows desktop. Some of you have reported that your computer processor usage is high when Skype for Windows desktop is running with Chrome as your default browser. We’d like to let you know that we have identified and fixed the issues with this update. We’ve also … Read more

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Skype for Windows Desktop 6.5 with Easier Ways to Share and Add Contacts

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. We’ve made the following improvements to make it easier to share with Skype for Windows desktop 6.5: Video Messaging We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with … Read more