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Facebook Messenger app adds free video calls, works over both LTE and W-Fi

Facebook Messenger app adds free video calls, works over both LTE and W-Fi

By 21 hours ago

Facebook is now going after Skype. The social network has launched a free video calling feature for Messenger, allowing you to have face-to-face conversations with your friends from across the world. Just tap the video icon in the top-right corner within... >>

Microsoft makes Skype calls free to and from Nepal in response to earthquake

Microsoft makes Skype calls free to and from Nepal in response to earthquake

By 27 April 2015

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in South Asia. The massive quake is now known to have injured more than 6,500 people, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre, while the confirmed death toll as of Monday hit 3,617. In... >>

5 apps that give you free voice calling

5 apps that give you free voice calling

By 1 April 2015

Messaging apps are becoming more and more popular as many offer more than the ability to just send a message to a contact. Using your data connection, they allow you to send images, videos and files, along with make video or voice calls, essentially making the... >>

Skype coming to a browser near you, works without a dedicated client

Skype coming to a browser near you, works without a dedicated client

By 14 November 2014

Microsoft has announced that it will soon make available a version of Skype that runs in a browser. That means you will be able to just about use any device to make a Skype call or keep in touch with friends, family or colleagues, not just one with a... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

By 14 October 2014

Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

Skype for Mac and Windows don a new look, with bolstered chat experience

Skype for Mac and Windows don a new look, with bolstered chat experience

By 9 October 2014

Skype has given its Mac and Windows clients a redesign. The new look is not only aesthetic but also places a greater emphasis on chatting and sharing. "We’re excited to announce Skype for Mac 7.0 as well as the preview for the new Skype for Windows... >>

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

By 29 August 2014

Microsoft plans to shut down 15-year-old MSN Messenger for good this autumn. MSN Messenger is a well-known instant messaging client by Microsoft (rebranded as Windows Live Messenger in 2005). Even though the client supposedly had over 330 million monthly... >>

Skype cuts back chat notifications to just the device you're using, rather than all of them

Skype cuts back chat notifications to just the device you're using, rather than all of them

By 20 August 2014

Skype doesn't want to bother you with too many notifications across a slew of devices, so it has announced a new feature that limits chat notifications to the one device you're currently using. The new feature is called "active endpoint". And starting... >>

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

By 23 July 2014

Skype for Android has updated to version 5.0, adding the ability to sync with your phone's address book. Skype said you must first download the update, and then in a few months, you should recieve a prompt to verify your phone number. The Skype for Android... >>

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

By 15 July 2014

Following an initial roll-out in April, Microsoft-owned Skype has announced that owners of Windows tablets and Windows 2-in-1 devices can now enjoy free group video calls. There's no shortage of video-calling services these days, and that means companies... >>