Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

Vos enfants sont partis en vacances sans vous ? Voici 5 astuces Skype pour rester connectés tout l’été

Les vacances sont enfin là ! Pour certains parents qui travaillent encore, il est parfois plus simple de laisser leurs enfants chez les grands-parents ou de les envoyer au grand air en colonie de vacances. Quant aux grands enfants, étudiants, ils profitent de l’été pour découvrir le monde avec leurs amis. Pour ne pas avoir … Read more

Skype, Facebook et… vous !

En France nous avons 150 amis en moyenne sur Facebook, il est donc urgent de lier votre compte Skype à votre compte Facebook si ce n’est déjà fait ! En effet, Skype et Facebook sont beaucoup plus liés qu’on peut le penser, puisque vous pouvez parler en messagerie instantané et appeler vos amis Facebook depuis … Read more

5 Skype Tips for Parents

A face-to-face Skype call can go a long way to make you feel more connected while you’re away from home. For moms and dads who travel, fussy kids and packed schedules can get in the way of a fun and enjoyable catch up. Here are some great tips to make sure your calls go off … Read more

A Tale of Landlines, Mobiles and Group Calls

Skype is great for group calling, whether it’s audio only or you’re enjoying group video calls. You might also know that with Skype you can get great rates on making calls to landlines and mobiles. But wait, there’s more! Did you know that you can combine both of those things and have group calls that … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8: Tips for Success

Today’s a good day for advanced tips on Skype for Windows Phone 8. If you think I skipped a few chapters or are wondering where the starters tips are, fear not, I’ve got those covered too. So, what are these advanced tips? I’m glad you asked. In the tips below, we will cover: Multi-tasking during … Read more

Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways? If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of … Read more

Up, Up and Away – Skype Tips for Frequent Flyers

You might have seen my recent tips on getting the most out of Skype while spending a few months abroad. Today I’ve got a few more tips for travelers, but this time I’m focusing on frequent flyers. If you won’t spend months in the same place but often take short trips abroad, there’s a lot … Read more

Silence is golden, but not on Skype – Tips to diagnose audio issues

Thomas Edison is credited as coining the word “Hello” as a way to start a phone call. But every now and then I hear friends and family starting a Skype call with “Can you hear me?” instead. I’d like to give you the same tips I give them for troubleshooting audio issues on Skype calls. … Read more

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