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WhatsApp is taking on Apple FaceTime and Skype with free video calls for one billion users

Facebook-owned messaging service adds free video for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users to its service.

Skype Preview UWP app updated for Insiders with Web Preview and more

Microsoft has released a new update for the Skype Preview on Windows 10 for Insiders on the Fast Ring. The update to version 11.9.256.0 brings a number of new features including: Web link preview: Now you can show preview of website that you send or receive links of on Skype Streaming media content: It means […]

Microsoft launches new Skype Insider Beta program

Insider programs are all the rage it seems, Microsoft has one for Windows and the Xbox, and now – the Skype team are initiating their own Skype Insider program. Skype Insider is a program that provided testers with access to pre-release builds of Skype whether o Android, iOS or Windows (excluding Windows phones and the Store apps). The program is set […]

What's happening with Microsoft's Skype messaging everywhere feature

The Skype messaging everywhere (SMS Relay) feature is slowly but surely moving ahead, and not just for Windows or Skype Insiders only.

Microsoft launches new Skype Insiders Program for testers and feedback

Microsoft pretty much has an Insider program for all their products that this point. You've got the Windows Insider Program, the Office Insider Program, the Xbox Insider Program, and now the Skype Insider Program too. Microsoft has today...Show More Summary

Skype brings drag-and-drop support, webpage previews, and more to all users on Windows 10

Microsoft recently a pretty major update for the Skype Preview app to users on the Windows Insider program. Today, the company seems to have rolled the update out to all Windows 10 users, bringing useful features such as drag-and-drop. With drag-and-drop, users can simply drag and drop a file to share it in a conversation […]

Skype Preview app gets a minor update for Insiders

Microsoft has released a new update for the Skype Preview on Windows 10 for Insiders on the Fast Ring. The update is minor, featuring settings changes and said to bring improved reliability and less dropped calls. The main change is improved Setup page in settings, with video now off by default, with a  test video […]

Skype, Groove Music and Maps each receive new features on the Fast Ring

Microsoft has released updates for three of its Windows 10 applications on Fast Ring builds. The updates introduce a range of new features to Skype, Groove Music and Maps on both PC and Mobile. ...

Skype Preview gets drag-and-drop support, webpage previews, and more on Windows 10

Microsoft has released a new update for the Skype Preview on Windows 10, adding a number of much-needed features to the app. With the latest update, you can finally drag-and-drop a file on Skype Preview to share it in a conversation which is definitely a very neat feature which should have been there since the […]

Microsoft stops supporting Skype for 85% of Windows phone users

If you’re a Skype user on a Windows phone and your Skype looks like the above, Microsoft no longer supports your device as of this month. Users who activate Windows phone 8.1 devices, or suddenly seek to download Skype from the Store (as few as those may be) – would be surprised to see that Skype […]

Skype preview updated in the Windows Store

Microsoft has also released a new update to its Windows 10 app for Skype (Skype Preview). The update takes the app to version 11.8.202.0 and brings performance improvements for the Lumia x50 range of Windows 10 Mobile handsets. Like most updates it also brings bug fixes and performance improvements. Here’s the full changelog for the […]

Microsoft’s ‘Beihai’ appears to be a cross-app 3D platform for Windows apps

In the beginning of the year we wrote about ‘Beihai’, which then appeared to be part of Skype for HoloLens that would offer “groundbreaking 3D experiences across all devices: phone, tablet, desktop and HoloLens.” At the time there was some clue that the project may be bigger, with the team led by Corporate Vice President […]

Discuss: Are you using Skype as your SMS client?

Why beat them, when you can join them? With Microsoft’s latest update to the Windows 10 Skype app which has added support for SMS Relay for some users, It has become just like iMessage, complete with green bubbles for the uncivilised savages, and blue bubbles for blessed users. I’ve been using it off and on […]

Death of Skype for Windows Phones Opens New Doors For WebRTC

In the ever-changing landscape of the communications industry, it is no surprise that more change is in the air. Earlier this month, Microsoft made the major announcement that its VoIP system, Skype, will no longer be available as a Windows Phone app.

Skype preview updated in the Windows 10 Store for production

Hot on the heels of pushing out an app update to its Android and iOS clients for Skype (Skype update day?), Microsoft has also released a new update to its Windows 10 app for Skype (Skype Preview). The update implements many of the new features added in Skype in for insiders in the past few […]

Microsoft makes Skype more reliable on Samsung Lollipop and Marshmallow devices in new update

Microsoft’s Windows 10 and iOS clients aren’t the only Skype  apps getting some love this week, the firm is also improving its Skype for Android client as well. The new update bumps it up to version 7.17 and includes fixes for Samsung devices running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop  and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, possibly due to issues caused […]

Skype Preview update for Windows 10 Production adds conversation hiding and more

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for the Skype Preview app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. The new production update adds the ability to hide conversations, among other new features. ...

Microsoft updates Skype for iOS with new Siri and CallKit integration

Earlier this week Microsoft rolled out Skype support for SMS Relay on Windows 10 and promised CallKit integration for their Skype for Business app on iOS, now the firm is rolling out an update for their consumer iPhone and iPad apps to take advantage of Apple’s newest software hooks. With the newest Skype for iOS, […]

Microsoft brings SMS relay to all Skype users on Windows 10

Earlier this month Microsoft announced the return of the feature previously known as Messaging Everywhere – now dubbed SMS relay – for Windows 10.  SMS relay is a way by which users of Windows 10 can use to send SMS via their PC through their mobile devices – effectively relaying it. While Microsoft had a rudimentary form […]

Skype’s SMS Relay feature on Windows 10 comes to Release Preview users

Just last week, Microsoft re-introduced a much-needed feature for Skype on Windows 10: SMS syncing. The feature was previously known as “Messaging Everywhere” but Microsoft has now renamed it to “SMS Relay”. With SMS Relay, Windows 10 users can sync SMS between their Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices. Additionally, you will be able to […]

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