Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

New Skype Emoticons Rolling Out Today (#skypeemoticons)

Sometimes words cannot describe what someone is saying. Luckily, emoticons, facial expressions formed by combinations of keyboard characters, are the perfect solution for the commonly tongue-tied. Popular since they were first introduced to the internet way back in 1982 [see… Read more

Vacation Bound

Everyone needs a vacation, and this week, I'm packing my bags and leaving the city for a week to spend some time with my family. Even though I'll be out of the office and away from my computer, I plan… Read more

What should a Teacher teach on Skype?

A class on Skype is about to begin. The students are in the Zone, revved up and ready to learn. The webcam is producing a fine video and the audio couldn't be better. It's time to start delivering an education… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine's intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine’s intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Explaining the Cross Site Scripting Bug in Skype for Windows [RESOLVED]

Updated July 20, 2011 – This issue is now resolved. Currently, there is a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) bug present in the Skype Home area of the Skype for Windows client. Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a problem where someone… Read more

The Skype Team's Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots… Read more

The Skype Team's Top 12 Tricks and Tips for 5.2 Mac Users

As you can imagine, we use Skype rather a lot and make use of shortcuts to help us move around Skype faster. Some Skype for Mac users will probably be familiar with these options already, but we know lots… Read more

Under the Hood with Facebook Video Calling, Powered by Skype

Yesterday, Facebook and Skype launched Facebook video calling, powered by Skype, which allows users to call and see each other right from facebook.com. At Skype, we are super excited about this product, which we closely collaborated with Facebook on many… Read more

Skype CEO Tony Bates talks about making Skype video calling ubiquitous

In the following video, Tony Bates talks about Skype's leadership in video calling and recaps some important milestones over the past few weeks. He highlights today's news about Facebook video calling powered by Skype, and shares Skype's broader multi-platform strategy… Read more

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