Latest Skype app news

Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different
Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different By Elyse Betters

Remember that all-new Skype design?The new look first launched for mobile devices in June, and then, in August, Microsoft said it was testing similar changes... Read more

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?
All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft bought Skype nearly six years ago, and to be honest, it feels like the service hasn't changed much since.Sure, it's moved from a peer-to-peer... Read more

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype By Chris Hall

We're not sure whether this is a joke or not, but Skype has announced a collaboration with Monty Python, launching a selection of Mojis."What are Mojis?",... Read more

PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box
PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box By Luke Edwards

Taking a pet to the vet is a nightmare for most. Loading a cat into a box is like battling nature itself. That's why PawSquad wants to shake-up the vet-pet... Read more

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar
EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar By Elyse Betters

Skype and Sky. Do you know the difference between the two?An EU court apparently didn't see a clear distinction and has ruled that Microsoft’s Skype... Read more

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 Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets
Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Group video calling made free for Skype on desktop and Xbox One, coming for all soon
Group video calling made free for Skype on desktop and Xbox One, coming for all soon By Elyse Betters

Skype is now a little more compelling for those of you who love to video chat with multiple friends but don't have much cash to spare.There's no shortage... Read more

Skype introduces Marvel emoticons in time for Captain America: The Winter Solider premiere
Skype introduces Marvel emoticons in time for Captain America: The Winter Solider premiere By Rik Henderson

Skype has introduced a set of Marvel super-heroes emoticons to the chat messaging side of the service to coincide with the release of Captain America:... Read more

Go from an Outlook email straight to Skype with the new update
Go from an Outlook email straight to Skype with the new update By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that its Skype integration in Outlook.com is now complete and live for users worldwide.The company originally revealed in April... Read more

Skype chat update adds much-requested multi-device sync, push notifications and 'read' confirmations
Skype chat update adds much-requested multi-device sync, push notifications and 'read' confirmations By Luke Edwards

Skype has announced a host of helpful updates to its chat service.The first is more efficient multi-device syncing. So when you've read a message on your... Read more

Skype for Android update adds picture-in-picture video calls for multitasking on tablets
Skype for Android update adds picture-in-picture video calls for multitasking on tablets By Elyse Betters

Skype for Android has received a significant update that allows tablet users to multitask during video calls, among other things.Specifically, version... Read more

Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future
Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future By Stuart Miles

Skype has told Pocket-lint that it sees the future of the company as a multi-device experience as it continues to work towards allowing people to access... Read more

Skype backtracks: Will still support hardware and call recording, despite ceasing third-party apps
Skype backtracks: Will still support hardware and call recording, despite ceasing third-party apps By Jake Smith

Skype has changed its mind and will continue supporting third-party hardware through its applications, a Skype spokesman told Pocket-lint.The Microsoft-owned... Read more

Skype confirms development of 3D video calls, but bemoans lack of suitable cameras
Skype confirms development of 3D video calls, but bemoans lack of suitable cameras By Rik Henderson

Just as the rest of the world is seemingly shying away from 3D in the home, Skype has revealed that it has developed the technology necessary to offer... Read more

Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere
Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere By Elyse Betters

Microsoft announced on Monday that the preview of its Skype integration in Outlook.com is now live for users in the UK, US, Germany, France, Brazil and... Read more

Skype 4.0 fix for Android released, problems solved
Skype 4.0 fix for Android released, problems solved By Hunter Skipworth

Skype has released a fix for the 4.0 update for its Android app, promising a host of changes which should greatly improve its mobile video calling experience.... Read more

Android 4.0: Skype for Android goes mobile first
Android 4.0: Skype for Android goes mobile first By Chris Hall

Skype has launched a new version of Skype for Android today, with Derek Snyder, head of mobile marketing at Skype, telling Pocket-lint that the changes... Read more

Skype Video Messaging service now available to all
Skype Video Messaging service now available to all By Stuart Miles

Skype has announced that it's video messaging service is now available to all Windows, Mac and App users. "We’re excited to announce that video messaging... Read more

Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too
Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too By Rik Henderson

An update for Skype for Windows 8 has hit the Windows Store, bringing video messaging to the application version of the software.The Windows desktop version... Read more

Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form
Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form By Rik Henderson

Already available in preview form for Mac, iOS and Android, many can now use Skype Video Messaging using the Windows desktop client (for Windows 7 or above).... Read more

Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10
Skype for BB10 now available in a preview for the BlackBerry Q10 By Jake Smith

The Skype app will finally makes it way to BlackBerry 10 with the launch of the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry confirmed, filling a gaping hole in the BlackBerry... Read more

Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included
Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included By Hunter Skipworth

Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned.An update for Windows Phone 8 which... Read more

Skype 4.6 for iPhone and iPad released, adds 'beautiful new calling experience' and more
Skype 4.6 for iPhone and iPad released, adds 'beautiful new calling experience' and more By Rik Henderson

Skype has released an update for its iPhone and iPad applications that add several tweaks and improvements, including a new calling experience that it... Read more

Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US
Skype Video Messaging service goes live in UK and US By Stuart Miles

Skype has rolled out a new feature for users of its latest version: Video Messaging. The new feature, if you've got it, can be found in the Conversations... Read more

Skype still slated for BlackBerry 10 devices, will be an Android app port
Skype still slated for BlackBerry 10 devices, will be an Android app port By Jake Smith

At its BlackBerry 10 launch event to close out January, BlackBerry had several big-name app companies demoing their respective apps. We saw the likes of... Read more

Secret Skype: Paid Skype
Secret Skype: Paid Skype By Pocket-lint Promotion

As our final article on Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we have one more piece of Secret Skype advice that you might think worth taking. We talking... Read more

Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global
Skype in the Office: Ditching the landline and going global By Stuart Miles

We've looked at people using Skype to make a living, people using it to keep in touch with friends and family, and even a handful of people using Skype... Read more

5 tips for video calls: Body language
5 tips for video calls: Body language By Hunter Skipworth

A video call isn't just about what you say, it is about how you look and move. You can entirely alter a person's impression of you simply by changing your... Read more

How to get Skype on your landline
How to get Skype on your landline By Pocket-lint Promotion

Skype doesn’t just have to be on your computer. In fact, Skype can be used to replace your conventional means of making a phone call. You can do away... Read more

Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS
Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS By Pocket-lint Promotion

Everyone knows about using Skype for its instant messaging abilities. Along with Skype calls, Skype-to-Skype IM is a core feature for the millions of users... Read more

Extreme video calling: up high and down low
Extreme video calling: up high and down low By Dan Sung

We’ve looked at some fairly innovative ways that people are using video calling beyond just a simple means of communication; innovative but essentially... Read more

Professional tips for video calls: using your voice
Professional tips for video calls: using your voice By Dan Sung

As director, voice coach and joint artistic lead at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, Mark Akrill knows a fair few things about how to sound good when... Read more

Using Skype on the move
Using Skype on the move By Pocket-lint Promotion

Just because Skype needs an internet connection doesn’t mean you can’t take it away with you. The whole world is going wireless and Skype is moving... Read more

Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad
Video calling overseas: getting in touch abroad By Hunter Skipworth

Speaking to friends and family abroad isn't cheap. Just a phone call to the United States from the UK can cost as much as 19p a minute on a BT landline.... Read more

Professional tips for video calls: set and background
Professional tips for video calls: set and background By Dan Sung

Welcome back to Skype Up Your Life on Pocket-lint. At this time each day, we’ll be looking at how you can improve your video calls by asking some professionals.... Read more

Using Skype on your smartphone or tablet
Using Skype on your smartphone or tablet By Pocket-lint Promotion

Skype has a wide range of apps for smartphones and tablets. They allow you to bring voice and video calling away from your computer and into your pocket.Be... Read more

Secret Skype: Easter Eggs and tips for serious users
Secret Skype: Easter Eggs and tips for serious users By Pocket-lint Promotion

Some of us use Skype every day, but very few know the ins and outs of the app. Skype can do much more than just make voice and video calls.In fact the... Read more

Video calling for special occasions
Video calling for special occasions By Dan Sung

We’ve already seen how important video calling can be in our day-to-day lives. We’ve looked at how people who live, work or have loved-ones overseas... Read more

Professional tips for video calls: camera work
Professional tips for video calls: camera work By Dan Sung

As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of... Read more

How to get Skype on your PS Vita
How to get Skype on your PS Vita By Pocket-lint Promotion

Skype can go way beyond just your computer. Not only can it run on everything from smartphones to your TV, but on your games consoles as well. Skype was... Read more

Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness
Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness By Dan Sung

It’s all very well connecting with your friends and family when making video calls but there's a lot more to these social platforms than pure fun. As... Read more

Professional tips for video calls: lighting
Professional tips for video calls: lighting By Dan Sung

Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries... Read more

Getting Skype on your TV
Getting Skype on your TV By Pocket-lint Promotion

Video calls on your TV can be a beautiful thing. For many, the television the hub of family life, so what better way to connect with friends and relatives... Read more

Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720?
Skype to replace Xbox Live Chat on the new Xbox 720? By Jake Smith

After its 2011 acquisition of Skype, Microsoft is reportedly replacing Xbox Live Chat with the VOIP service for all communication on the Xbox platform,... Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad update, 120 million downloads so far
Skype for iPhone and iPad update, 120 million downloads so far By Rik Henderson

Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps to include new features, such as account creation from within the application itself and the ability to sign... Read more

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