Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts turn to getting in touch with family. But it’s not always easy to get together when you want to. Plus, travel at this time of year is expensive and stressful. Who has the time for planning, packing, and standing in lines? And with all the money we spend … Read more

Skype Click to Call New User Interface for Mac and PC Beta

We're pleased to announce that we've just launched a new User Interface for Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.0.2 and Skype Click to Call for Mac, version 2.0.183. This has new UI for both FREE and paid… Read more

New Skype Subscription Plans to Call Brazil and Russia

A few weeks ago we launched a new subscription plan for calls to Mexico. Now we're pleased to announce the addition of new unlimited* subscription plans for calls to Brazil and Russia. These plans give you an easy and… Read more

32 million people concurrently online on Skype

Yesterday, Skype passed a new milestone. There were 32 million people signed onto Skype at the same time. That's quite a lot of people using Skype to build and maintain meaningful connections with friends, family and co-workers by making voice… Read more

Skype for Mac Chat Style Competition – stage 1 winners announced!

In late March, we announced our first-ever competition allowing users to submit their ideas for a new Skype for Mac chat style. While there is still time for you to show your creative side and submit your designs for a… Read more

Skype Premium Just Got Better

For business or pleasure, Skype Premium continues to provide new ways to keep in touch with the important people in your life. In addition to Group Video Calling, our 3 and 12 month Premium subscriptions now also include unlimited* calling… Read more

Skype mobile now available on more Verizon devices

Do you want to take advantage of Skype mobile™ on your Verizon device, but not sure if it's available? Great news; you can now get Skype mobile™ on the Droid X2, Samsung Gem, CASIO G'zOne Commando and the Droid Incredible… Read more