Skype for mobile and desktop now supports read receipts, which let you see which messages your contacts have actually seen but also allow your contacts to see the same information about you. If you don’t want this kind of information to be known, here’s how you can disable read receipts in Skype for mobile and desktop.
Add a bit of personality to your Skype text chats with custom formatting. Here’s how to format Skype instant messages in bold, italics, strikethroughs, and more.
Microsoft today is releasing Skype 5.0 for iPhone, a new version of the popular communication app built from the ground up for iOS 7. We’ve spent a few days testing the new version, and found that it provides an impressive performance boost, slick new design, and the addition of some long-overdue features. Read on for our review.
Microsoft on Monday announced a long-awaited overhaul of the mobile version of Skype for iPhone. Skype for iPhone 5.0, which will launch “in about a week,” is an entirely new app built from the ground up to take advantage of the latest features and technologies in iOS.
Facebook announced a major deal late Wednesday, agreeing to purchase popular messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion. Facebook will let its new division operate independently and maintain its own branding, as well as maintain its own Facebook Messenger for the foreseeable future.
More than 18 months after its acquisition of Skype, Microsoft is continuing to integrate the online communication platform into its broader service strategy. The company announced Monday that it will add Skype calling and messaging to its Outlook.com webmail portal. Outlook.com, introduced in 2012 as the successor to Hotmail, is Microsoft’s free online email, contact, and calendar service and has more than 420 million users worldwide. With Skype integration, these users will be able to initiate audio and video chats…