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Hello and welcome to the latest interview in our series of profiles on Community Ambassadors, Moderators and Staff Champions. Today, we’re going to change things up a little bit and interview to people at the same time!

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Recently we brought you an article about solving Skype sign-in problems which was requested in a poll on the Skype Community.  A lot of you also asked for more information about improving the quality of Skype calls. There is a lot of information available on this subject, so we’re just going to pull it all together for you here!

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Community user foxvalleyspirit shared this heartwarming tail of keeping in touch with their pets while on holiday.

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New release means new features! The most recent version of Skype for Windows Desktop enables you to use the spellcheck and autocorrect features of Windows 8 for your Skype instant messages.

 

Today, I’m going to give you some tips on how to edit your messages, turning these features on and off and adding new input languages. 

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Claudius

Ask Skype “iOS Notifications & Presence” Summary

by Community Manager Community Manager 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Two weeks ago we invited you to discuss your experience with managing notifications and presence on Skype for iOS. You handed in your questions here on the Skype Community as well as via Twitter via #AskSkype. But we went further than listening to you questions and joining the discussions – as we do daily on the Community – by also inviting the right people from Skype to answer these questions. So we had Andy Wassying (Program Manager for Skype on iOS), Ann Demirtjis (Program Manager for iOS notifications) and Brad Howes (Program Manager for notifications backend) attending one hour during the live event to answer your questions on the Skype Community and Twitter.

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In today’s Tips & Tricks post we are going to discuss a topic that originates from the Skype Community. We have recently asked you what you would like to see in an upcoming post. You chose to hear about solving issues when it comes to signing in to Skype.

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Starting a Skype call using the conventional methods is already extremely easy. However, there are a few hidden tweaks that can make it even faster and less time-consuming. Today I’m going to give you some tips for starting a call in Skype for Windows Desktop that are slightly different. 

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Hi all,

 

Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Newsletter – the place where you can find the most important updates from the Community. 

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WiktorO

Meet Thibault - Staff Champion

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎11-03-2014 09:34

Hi all! Welcome to the newest episode in our series of interviews with Community Ambassadors, Moderators and Staff Champions. Today, I’d like to introduce Thibault who is one of our Staff Champions. 

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WiktorO

Four Ways to Give Skype a Piece of Your Mind

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator ‎05-03-2014 13:17 - edited ‎05-03-2014 13:19

We love how passionate our users are. Every single one of you has a unique Skype story and ideas for making Skype even better. We enjoy hearing what works for you (or doesn’t :tongue:) and how that’s affecting your Skype experience. 

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WiktorO

Skype Trick for the Mischievous

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎26-02-2014 14:05

You know how these posts are supposed to contain tips & tricks? We feel like the number of tips has greatly outweighed the number of tricks in the last few months so we have decided to shake things up a bit and get mischievous!

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Today is an exciting day to be on the Skype Community, even more so than usual. Today we’re happy to announce that there’s a new live event coming your way soon  Ask Skype.

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Today we’re going to introduce you to a slightly different method of encouraging people to connect with you on Skype.

 

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WiktorO

Community News – February 2014

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator ‎17-02-2014 12:00 - edited ‎04-03-2014 17:40

Hi all,

Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Newsletter – the place where you can find the most important updates from the Community. 

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WiktorO

Meet Carola - Community moderator

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎14-02-2014 10:31

Hello and welcome to yet another interview in our series of profiles on Community Ambassadors, Moderators and Staff Champions.

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WiktorO

Kresimir 1000th post

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎06-02-2014 14:05

One of our Skype staff moderators has recently reached a very important milestone. Kresimir has been involved in the Skype Community for well over a year now and 2 weeks ago he wrote his 1000th post!

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Have you ever dreamt about being able to use Skype in a browser? Well, your dreams have come true! If you use Outlook.com email you can send instant message and make Skype audio and video calls without having to leave the browser.

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Claudius

Wanted: Your Skype for Windows Desktop ideas

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎22-01-2014 09:37 - edited ‎22-01-2014 09:37

We have just launched a new Windows Desktop Client idea board to let you all share and exchange your ideas on how to improve and develop Skype for Windows desktop client.

 

We are expanding our community ideation to Skype for Windows desktop as well. The goal is to allow our product teams have your voice feeding into prioritization of our development items.

 

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WiktorO

Community Newsletter - January 2014

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator ‎16-01-2014 14:11 - edited ‎16-01-2014 14:13

Hi all,

 

Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Newsletter – the place where you can find the most important updates from the Community. 

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WiktorO

Meet Slava - Staff Moderator

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎08-01-2014 15:12

Hi and welcome to another episode in our series of profiles on Community Ambassadors, Volunteer moderators and Skype employees who are active on the Skype Community.

 

Today I’d like to introduce Slava who is a Staff Moderator. 

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WiktorO

How the Xbox One is Going to Change the Way You Use Skype

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator ‎16-12-2013 16:09 - edited ‎16-12-2013 16:10

Recently, with the Xbox One, we’ve made a huge leap forward with the Skype experience in your living room.  This leap is bigger than you think. It is going to completely revolutionize the way you use Skype!

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We’ve covered the basic features of Skype on Xbox One in our previous posts. Now it’s time to lift the lid on some of the cool features that will get you ahead of the game!

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WiktorO

The One Guide for Skype on Xbox One

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎10-12-2013 10:38

We obviously can’t cover every single topic related to Skype on Xbox One in this post, but we can give you an introduction to the most basic functions that will let you enjoy this new way of using Skype. 

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WiktorO

Kudos and Accepted Solutions

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator ‎09-12-2013 14:00 - edited ‎10-12-2013 10:37

You have probably always wondered why we have two ways of recognising and promoting useful replies – kudos and accepted solutions. We use both of them because they work in a slightly different way. We thought it would be useful to walk you through how they work and how we can use them to mark quality messages.

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I think the Skype search feature doesn’t get as much attention as it should. Most of us use it mainly for searching through our contacts or the Skype Directory, but that is not its only function.

 

If you’re a Mac user, you can use the search bar to search for specific word in ALL conversations that you have ever had via Skype on that particular device.

 

 Windows users don’t fret, we have something for you too! In Skype for Windows desktop you can search your current conversation for words or phrases. Simply open the Conversation menu and select Find, or hit Ctrl + F.

 

For more cool ways of using the search feature, have a look at this article.

 

Feel free to share your thoughts on the search feature in these threads: Windows   Mac

Hello everyone and welcome to our 4th instalment of “Meet the team”, a blog series where we are rolling out profiles on Community Ambassadors, Volunteer Moderator  and Skype employees who are active on the community.

Today, I’m very happy to introduce you Community Ambassador, Hideo.

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Do you think that screen sharing is only for the work presentations and conference calls?

 

Well think again, because screen sharing has many other uses outside of the boardroom.

 

Screen sharing is a great way to get tech-support from a tech-savvy relative when they can’t peek over your shoulder. Booking concert tickets for you and a friend and can’t decide on seats? A quick screen-share could speed up a lot of collaborative actions or decisions where a conversation is needed.

 

These are just two examples of how screen sharing can simplify your life. If you want to learn how to use the screen share function, check out this article.

 

Do you have your own, unique way of using screen share? Share it with everyone in this thread for Windows and this thread for Mac!

 

 

Joanna_M

How to become an IM Legend

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎25-09-2013 09:57

Instant messaging is an alternative to talking with your friends on Skype – and like Skype-to-Skype calls, it’s completely free.

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Joanna_M

Not All Those Who Browse Are Lost

by Staff Moderator Staff Moderator on ‎20-09-2013 08:56

There are lots of different ways to get support for Skype. You’ve made it to one of them, but there are more to be found.

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You can video call anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free.

Simply find your friends who are using Skype and add them to your contact list. When you’ve added a friend, it is easy to video call them.

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