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Community News - May 2014

Former Staff

Hi all,


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


User of the month


In May, the ‘User of the month’ award goes to Ruwim who has received 440 kudos in the last 30 days. 11 of those were in the thread Skype for Windows 8. Well done!


2,000,000 registered Community users!


The Skype Community has reached another important milestone. On the 1st of May, we welcomed the 2,000,000th registered Community user. This day marks a very important step on our journey and we wouldn’t have gotten here without your support. We now have a strong community of users with a vast amount of Skype knowledge across different clients. This creates an even better environment for getting your issues solved. No matter how small they are, someone else has probably already experienced them. Why not put that experience to the test?


Your comments and posts in the Skype Community provide us with tons of useful information that we can use to improve clients and close any support content gaps that we have.


If you’d like to read more about our journey to 2,000,000 million users, have a look at this Skype blog article.


Most popular thread


This month’s most popular thread is about clearing your chat history. It is a fairly frequently occuring topic with over 1,000 discussions revolving around it. Currently, deleting your Skype chat history (this also includes calls, voice messages, video messages, instant messages and sent or received files) is possible only on our Mac OS and Windows desktop clients. Our guide to managing your chat history  walks you through the process of deleting your chat history as well as other useful tricks such as searching for a word or a phrase in a conversation, or transferring your chat history from one computer to another.


Meet Aoife, Matthew and Wiktor – Skype employees


I’m sure you have wondered who the man behind all these newsletters and interviews is. Well, wonder no longer! Aoife, Matthew and I have taken a moment to introduce ourselves and the work we do for you in this interview. If you’d like to learn more about your favourite newsletter writer, I encourage you to click on the link above – you won’t be disappointed!


Skype group video calling is now free for all users


Skype has been helping you stay in touch with your friends and family for a little over a decade. Since our beginning, we’ve created opportunities for people to communicate freely and easily. In our announcement last week, we had the pleasure of making group video calling free for all users. Now you can share your special moments with multiple people at the same time.




Updates launched in the last month


Skype for Windows Phone 2.16 HOTFIX – What’s new: minor bug fixes.


Skype for iOS 4.17 HOTFIX – What’s new: minor bug fixes.



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