Skype News

Explained: Can the government intercept WhatsApp?

As TRAI examines the possibility of lawful interception of messages on WhatsApp and similar platforms, a look at the debate around such interception, the technical difficulties, and practices around the world

Top free Skype alternatives for video conferencing

There are quite a few Skype competitors, which offer seamless video conferencing solutions for business and we have a look at some of the top alternatives in this sphere.


Video chats can fight depression in older adults

The researchers identified 1,424 participants from a 2012 survey who completed a set of questions about technology use. These same participants also responded to a follow-up survey two years later that measured, among other things, depressive symptoms.

Skype calling now live on Amazon Echo smart speakers: Here's how to setup

Skype calling is now available on Amazon Echo devices: Here's how to set up Skype on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show.

Skype launches call recording feature across desktop and mobile: Here's how it works

Skype's new call recording feature is now available across all 'supported' platforms, except Windows 10.

Skype removes 'Highlights and Capture' feature in latest update

The new version, called Skype version (8.29), will be available for mobile (Android and iOS) as well as PC (OSX, Windows 7/8/8.1, Linux).


Skype launches end-to-end encryption for private conversations, but with strings attached

Skype launches end-to-end encrypted conversations for users on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and Mac desktop.

Microsoft launches Skype 8.0, end-to-end encryption, call recording coming soon

Skype 8.0 brings support for several new features like HD video calling with up to 24 people, screen sharing during calls, mentions in chats, and more.

Don't Skype me: How Microsoft turned consumers against a beloved brand

Downloads of Skype’s Android app reached 1 billion in October, although Microsoft doesn’t say how often people log on.

Microsoft's Skype removed from China's App stores, in latest internet crackdown

Microsoft Corp’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown.