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Skype: Celebrating 2 Decades of Bridging Time and Distance with Skype

29/08/2023 | Skype Blogs | Skype 20th Anniversary

"I'll Skype you!"


It is the most ushered common phrase for us. The name “Skype” is not just a communication tool anymore but now infused with our emotions. Technically, a verb, a testament to our place in the digital dictionary, which is a dream of two decades.

Amidst the time when time and distance seemed to consipre against us, and the internet was still finding its footing, a vision emerged. It whispered, oceans and mountains can no longer separate bonding and love. This groundbreaking innovation of communication platform, ‘Skype’, was born with a mission – crossing the digital realm and reuniting families, friends, and souls.

Today, as we gather to celebrate 20 years of this incredible odyssey, our hearts swell with gratitude for the moments shared, the bridges built, and the lives touched.


The day, August 29, 2003, a revolutionary era began, granting people the ability to communicate via voice and video calls online. The world was entranced, witnessing a fresh form of interaction taking flight. As time progressed, Skype pushed its limits, ushering in features like instant messaging, file sharing, and screen sharing, which revolutionized conversation convenience.

Advancing with technology, Skype embraced a journey of transformation. Over the years, Skype embarked on an exhilarating adventure, navigating through twists and turns akin to an innovation rollercoaster. We brainstormed more wild concepts and designs than a think tank - some soared like eagles and we had a few  'oops' moments. Through the highs and head-scratching moments, Skype embraced change like a champion.​


As we look back at these two decades of connection, growth, and innovation, one thing remains clear: none of this would have been possible without you, our beloved users. You have been the driving force behind Skype's success, shaping its evolution through your feedback, loyalty, and enthusiasm. So, we are here to stay, ready to keep your connections strong and your conversations flowing. In the ever-shifting tech tango, Skype will be your trusted friend, ensuring you are never out of step.

Fast forward to today, and we see Skype standing tall, introducing AI integration; a step into a new world: Bing Bot. This intelligent addition to Microsoft ecosystem brings a touch of magic to our conversations, enhancing the way we interact and seek information. Because Skypes ultimate commitment from the day of origin is to make world communicate not just efficiently but delightfully. The whisper grew into a resounding chorus, and its echo continues to resonate today.


We are thrilled to hear your feedback, your ideas, and your tech dreams. Because at the end of the day, Skype is about bridging hearts and forging connections. Whether you are a student connecting with family across continents, a professional collaborating with colleagues, or a friend sharing stories with a kindred spirit – stay tuned, keep those conversations flowing, and get ready to be wowed – Skype style!

And of course, it wouldn't be us if we stopped here. Oh no, exciting things are simmering on the innovation stove, and you better believe we’re stirring the pot. The future holds some dazzling surprises, and we can't wait to share them with you. Check below for some new sneak-peaks!