Skype update gives you more ways to “express yourself”

One of the things that can be annoying for some apps, particularly those that we use for messaging and calling, is that you have no choice but to stick with their default tones. Yes there are some choices available, but what if you wanted to use your own sounds? The latest update for Skype now gives you more options to personalize some aspects, along with some other additional fixes and improvements.

Skype for Business apps now on preview for Android devices

Gone are the days when all the people you need to meet with for work are actually located at your office (unless you work in a very traditional one). More often than not, the people you need to conference with are in different parts of the city, the country, or even the world. And while Skype is a good way to make free video calls, of course it isn’t very “professional” sounding or looking. That’s why they’re now introducing a preview of Skype for Business.

Skype update: more chats, round avatars, better chat bubbles

Skype has been continually updating its Android app in order to keep up with the other free call and messaging apps that are popular right now in the market like Viber, Snapchat, LINE, etc that are offering so much more. Just this month, this is already the second update that they are bringing to the Android app, and while the changes this time are minor, they’re still an improvement that users might welcome and enjoy.

Skype remembers log-in details, previews web links in latest update

Skype continues to battle it out with other messaging apps in the market. Even though it was one of the earliest to get into free online messaging, other players like Viber, Snapchat, LINE, etc, have made quicker strides in terms of popularity and bringing new features. But that doesn’t mean Skype is out of the game yet. The latest update brings users a few minor tweaks, including an easier way to log in again, and bringing preview to web links in messages.

Skype for Web already available worldwide, still in Beta

We all know that the Skype team has been working on a Web version of the popular instant messaging software. It's almost ready but it's still in beta form. The Skype for Web (Beta) can now be accessed and used by anyone from anywhere in the world. It's also supported in several languages so you can be sure there's one version right for you.

Text, call, video call on your browser with Skype for Web (US and UK)

If you're a Skype user, their mobile app has probably served you well, letting you converse with your family, friends and colleagues through free messages, audio calls, and video chats. But there are times when for one reason or another, you don't have access to the app itself but you still need to communicate with them. If you live in the US and UK, you can just now log on to your Skype account through the web portal and you'll be able to do so.

Big tech companies provide help to disaster response efforts in Nepal

It was a sad weekend as tragedy struck Nepal. The country was hit by 7.8-magnitude earthquake causing damage all throughout the Kathmandu capital. The tech industry is especially mourning because Google executive Dan Fredinburg died in the Mount Everest avalanche as triggered by the earthquake. Death toll has recently hit 4,000 and number is expected to rise in the next few days as disaster response continues. Because of all these unfortunate events, tech companies have responded on their own by launching special programs and efforts to help the victims of the earthquake. Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and T-Mobile are only some of those we know in the industry that are currently helping in the relief efforts.

Skype update brings more emojis, speech to text

Most of the messaging apps that are really popular in the market sometimes have more than just the ability to send text messages going for them. In fact, a lot of them do not rely on actual text or words but on little drawings, icons that allow you to express yourself better. Skype is still primariy a communication platform, where you can have both personal and business conversations, serious and fun as well. The newest update brings a bit more emphasis on the fun.

Skype update: photo sharing even when offline

Have you ever had that moment when you really really needed to share a picture of your baby's first steps or your cute puppy's antics, but then the friend you wanted to send them to is not online? Well, if you're using Skype to communicate with your loved one, then that will not be a problem at all. The app's latest update now allows you to share photos to offline contacts, among other new features and improvements.
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