Spreading the holiday cheer over Skype

It only comes but once a year and that’s why we think it’s even more important that the festive period be celebrated with those people you hold nearest and dearest to you.

We also realize that not everyone can make it back home for the special day itself. But don’t let an empty chair around the dining table put a dampener on your spirits. Whether it’s grandma in another town, children working in another state or even friends living in another country—everyone can get together no matter where they happen to be with a Skype group video call on your desktop or mobile.

Our HD quality calls means you can see every bauble, every sparkle and every smile in the highest quality.

Getting together is easy—whether you happen to be on a laptop, desktop, mobile or tablet, you can bring up to 25 people together (including you) on a group video call. To create a group, click on the “+” icon and type the names of the contacts you want to add. Once your group is set up, hit the “video calling” icon and start chatting.

Spreading the holiday cheer over SkypeNo Skype account? No problem! Thinking of adding someone who doesn’t have Skype to a group call? Easy! We have a simple way to invite anyone to a Skype call from a computer by simply starting a chat and sharing a unique link via email or social media.

Bring the holiday spirit alive. Every year, we design a festive set of emoticons to help you celebrate the holidays via Skype. We even have special holiday Mojis (iconic clips with audio) that you can share with your loved ones to bring a touch of sparkle to any chat. Simply go to the emoticon picker, select your favorite holiday-themed Moji or emoticon, and drop it in the chat.

Spreading the holiday cheer over SkypeShare a snowy holiday video card when you’re missing the merriment, or can’t get to the gathering. Simply record your personalized holiday video message and you can spread the cheer over email, Skype, or many other social networks. You provide the greeting. We’ll supply the snow!

For iOS, open Skype and select the snowflake to get started. For Android phones, just tap the “+” button on the lower right, then tap the snowflake.

Spreading the holiday cheer over SkypeTo get the most out of Skype over the holidays, make sure you’re using the latest version. And for the latest news and tips, find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or join us on the Skype Community.

From everyone at Skype, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!