Super Reactions are worth a thousand words  

Show your support by flashing a thumbs-up  or celebrate with a birthday cake — whatever you’re feeling, you can express it instantly with our fun Call Reactions features for video calls.

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Recent blog posts

Skype call locked while having a together mode on

01/07/2021 | Team Skype | Together Mode

Coffee shop meetings  and family vacations  are back — virtually — with  Together mode in Skype

Our brand-new digital environments take virtual get-togethers to a whole new level, so you can travel the world without ever leaving home.

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Skype call locked while having a together mode on

28/06/2021 | Team Skype | Space Jam: A New Legacy

Skype and Space Jam: A New Legacy team up to make your next video call a slam dunk

Get ready to JAM on your next Skype call with new emoticons, Call Reactions, and backgrounds featuring LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Tune Squad — available only for a limited time.

SpaceJam LeBron James     Space Jam Lola
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Skype call locked while having a together mode on

08/06/2021 | Team Skype | Calling

Be In Control of Your Skype Call

Whether it’s a virtual lesson, an important work meeting, or a Friday night PJ party with your besties, you can easily lock or unlock your call according to your needs.

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Three girls celebrating and laughing with balloons.

07/05/2021 | Team Skype | Messaging

Give your next Skype call a little flair  with a custom name and icon 

Video calls just got a whole lot more fun with our new Name Your Call feature. Whether you’re hosting a remote birthday party or virtual wedding, now you can personalize your calls with customized titles, emoticons, stickers and more.

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Kid and parent are playing with their friends on a Skype call

19/03/2021 | Team Skype | 100 participants & Large Grid

Skype calls for up to 100 people at once - keeping big groups connected for free

Our fun new features help you stay connected on a massive scale. Large Grid means you can keep an eye on 49 participants at a time — plus, Skype audio and video calls now support up to 100 users.

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International Women's Day call with Skype women

05/03/2021 | Team Skype | International Women's Day

Let's unite on Skype this International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is a reminder to celebrate women's achievements and strive for change. With Skype's Meet Now, you can connect with the women that inspire you with just one click. Meet some of our female colleagues in Skype who inspire us.

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Use noise suppression feature on Skype when kids are around

22/02/2021 | Team Skype | Noise suppression

Noisy distractions aren’t much fun when you’re on a video call.

Skype’s new noise suppression feature can knock it out! Whether it’s people talking, kids playing, the construction workers next door, or your pet dog scaring that imaginary monster away from the front porch, background noise can be really distracting when you’re trying to talk on Skype.

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Skype's Meet Now available from Windows 10 taskbar

27/01/2021 | Team Skype | Meet Now

Skype's Meet Now available from Windows 10 taskbar, Outlook, and more

Free video calls with one click, no sign ups, no downloads, no passwords. With Meet Now in the Windows 10 taskbar, Outlook, and more, it’s the easiest way to connect online with friends and family!

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Skype with holiday spirit. Christmas call on Skype

24/12/2020 | Team Skype | Holidays on Skype

Get into the Holiday Spirit on Skype

It’s that time of year again! We’ve holidified Skype with some of your favorite seasonal emojis, expressions and new background designs to help make it a magical, memorable season.

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New feature Raise your hand in Skype now available

19/10/2020 | Team Skype | Raise Hand

Raise your hand in Skype

The Skype team has added the ability to Raise Hand during a group call, with 8.65 release. Learn how to utilise this feature for your best Skype experience.

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You can customize your reactions in Skype

19/09/2020 | Team Skype | Custom Reactions

Custom Reactions in Skype

The Skype team has worked hard and we have added the possibility to Custom your reactions, with 8.64 release. Learn how to add your favourite emojis and customise your reactions.

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You can now use Background Replace in Skype

17/06/2020 | Team Skype | Background Replace

Introducing Background Replace in Skype

To elevate your experience we've added the ability to replace your background. This way you can keep doing what you love but with that extra bit of privacy you might need.

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Introducing simple, hassle free meetings on Skype!

15/01/2019 | Team Skype | Meet Now

Simple, hassle free meetings on Skype!

We are proud to bring you Meet Now experience on Skype! Set up your call and invite both Skype and external users in as little as 2 clicks.

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Try split view in Skype, pop up your chats.

29/08/2019 | Team Skype | Split screen

Split view in Skype again!

A few months back, we announced the launch of split window for Windows 10, which lets you put your contact list in one window, and each conversation you open in separate windows.

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Screen sharing now on mobile devices

04/06/2019 | Team Skype | Screen sharing

Screen sharing goes mobile

Starting today, we’re launching screen sharing on Android and iOS along with multiple improvements to our mobile calling experience.

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50 people at once with Skype, now available even 100 people at once

04/04/2019 | Team Skype | Group video call

Call up to 50 people at once with Skype

You can now call and have up to 50 people in a call, all at once. Whether you’re catching up with your friends, having a team status update, or a conference in one place…

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Skype on the web is now available for Edge and Chrome

07/03/2019 | Team Skype | Call capacity

The new Skype for Web is here

Enjoy our latest features on the new Skype for Web using the most current versions of Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

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Background blur on your desktop devices on Skype

06/02/2019 | Team Skype | Background blur

Introducing background blur in Skype

Take the stress out of turning on your video and put the focus where it belongs - on you! Background blur in Skype uses artificial intelligence (AI)…

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Turn on live captions or subtitles in Skype

03/12/2018 | Team Skype | Live captions

Now live captions & subtitles in Skype

Live captions & subtitles in Skype enables you to have a captioned experience in calls made or answered through Skype.

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Call recording is now in Skype. Capture, share or download your memories.

04/09/2018 | Team Skype | Call recording

You can now capture, save, and share special moments

With call recording you can capture special moments in a Skype call with your loved ones or record important meetings with colleagues.

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