Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.9 for Windows. The newly released build resolves an issue which made Skype to use excess amount of system resources on the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 8400. We would… Read more

Skype Chain Letter

We have received reports of a chain letter circulating around the Internet asking Skype users not to upgrade to the newest version of Skype. This letter is another example of an Internet scam that attempts to trick people into paying… Read more

Call for Entries: Skype, Pete Wentz, Ryan Tedder and Matt Pinfield are Looking for the Next "Say it with Skype" App House Band

Attention unsigned bands: Skype is looking for the next big music act! As a continuation of our Say it with Skype campaign, we're giving unsigned bands a chance at stardom: they can become part of the Say it with Skype app as the new house band. Read more

Armed Forces Members Serving Overseas use Skype to Witness the Birth of their Children

In light of Memorial Day, we've been thinking a lot about how military members and their families – whether they're veterans or those on active duty – have used Skype to communicate across long distances. A recent trend has demonstrated… Read more

What would you see if you video called the world this June?

Use Skype to video call friends and family in June. Download Skype now and enjoy free video calls to other Skype users across the world. Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype

Skype is everywhere! While we often talk about the great stories of how every-day users and businesses are connecting using Skype, it's also frequently used by another key set of people – celebrities and pop-culture figures. This month, we wanted… Read more

Studying for finals via video call

Did you know that almost 40% of internet users aged twelve through seventeen now use video chat services such as Skype? That's what the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center uncovered. With K-12 schools across the… Read more

Looking for love? Let Skype play Cupid for you

Looking for love on your laptop? Skype makes the perfect partner. Check out our guide to online dating and see Skype.com for more. Read more

5 real benefits of using Skype for business

We understand many of the challenges you face when running your company – time and finances are finite, and you have to excel with the resources you have available. You need to work smarter than your competitors. But how can… Read more

Kick-start your healthy eating plan with Skype

Share and improve your healthy eating plans with friends and family with Skype calls, instant messaging and video calls. See Skype.com for more. Read more

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