Microsoft Says Humans Will Continue To Transcribe Cortana And Skype Audio

Recently there have been reports about how big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have actually been taking our audio recordings made through digital assistants and having them analyzed and transcribed by outside contractors. According to the companies, this was done in a bid to improve on the overall quality and accuracy of their products.

Skype For iOS And Android Now Offer Screen Sharing

Skype is introducing a new feature to its mobile apps in beta which many users might find to be quite useful. It has added screen sharing to both the iOS and Android apps. The feature isn’t as significant as some of the other features that Skype has introduced recently, such as background blur in video calls, but it’s quite meaningful nonetheless.

Skype 50 Person Group Video Chat Feature Is Out Of Beta

Skype has been testing video calls with up to 50 participants since early March with beta users. It previously supported only up to 25 callers at once. With the tests having been completed, the company has now rolled out this functionality to the stable version of its app. It’s thus possible to video chat with up to 50 participants. Skype is taking the lead in terms of the number of […]

Skype For Android Bug Answers Calls Automatically

Quite a few people still use Skype even though there are a lot of other cross-platform communication apps that have become much more popular. Many Skype users continue to use it because it’s something that they’ve grown used to while others use it for business purposes. Either way, both type of users will not appreciate that there’s a bug in the Skype for Android app which seems to be answering […]


Skype Group Calls With Up To 50 People Being Tested

The maximum number of people that you can have on a Skype video call right now is 25 but Microsoft is thinking about doubling it. The company is testing an increase in the participant limit for Skype group calls. It will be a straightforward 2x increase with the maximum number of allowed participants going up from 25 to 50. This change has currently been doled out to beta testers only.

Microsoft Launches Revamped Skype For Web, Only Works In Edge And Chrome

Accessing Skype through the web isn’t exactly new. However Microsoft has since launched an updated and revamped version of the chat client where if you’re using a computer without Skype installed, you’ll still be able to access some of its features through your browser. However there is a catch.

Skype Video Calls Get Automatic Background Blur

Not too keen on showing the background when you’re in a Skype video call? Microsoft is introducing just the perfect solution for you. The company has revealed that Skype will now automatically blur the background in a video call so that the focus always remains on the subject and not what’s behind them.

Microsoft Integrates OneDrive Storage With Skype

With there being so many different cloud storage services to choose from, like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and OneDrive, how do you know which you should use? Microsoft is hoping that Skype users will pick OneDrive because the company has announced that they are integrating OneDrive storage with Skype.

Skype Also Gets Live Captions And Subtitles

Microsoft hasn’t just announced the rollout of live captions and subtitles for PowerPoint today. It has also been confirmed that this feature is coming to Skype as well. This announcement was made to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Skype will now be able to provide its users call captioning with live subtitles and captions.

You Can Make Skype Calls Through Alexa Now

It was announced in September this year that Amazon Echo Show devices will be able to make voice and video calls with Skype. This would finally allow Echo Show owners to use one of the world’s most popular voice and video calling services to connect with their loved ones. This feature is now available starting today.

Alexa Will Support Skype Calling Later This Year

Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices allow users to do all kind of things, ranging from making appointments, setting reminders, checking the news, weather, traffic, and controlling smart home gadgets, just to name a few. However if VoIP calls are something you’d like to see Alexa do, then you might be pleased to learn that Skype calls will be supported by Alexa soon.

Skype Finally Gets A Call Recording Feature

Some might argue that recording calls can be an invasion of one’s privacy, but there are times when a bit of posterity is required, and also there are times like maybe a call session with a loved one could be worth recording as well. Regardless of your reasons, you might be interested to learn that Skype has finally gained that ability.

Microsoft Will Be Redesigning Skype Again, Focusing On Simplicity

It seemed like it wasn’t too long that Microsoft released a new version of Skype where it featured a brand new design. However it looks like Microsoft could be going back to the drawing board again, as announced on the Skype Blog in which Microsoft revealed their plans to redesign the app, this time with a focus on simplicity.

Skype’s Encrypted Private Conversations Feature Is Now Available

At the start of the year, Microsoft announced that they will be rolling out a new feature for Skype in the form of end-to-end encryption with the Private Conversations feature. If this sounded like a feature you were looking forward to, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the feature is now live and available across multiple platforms.