A few years ago, we published a guide about unlinking your Skype ID from your Microsoft account. It was very popular with our readers, and it provided them with real help. However, as of early 2017, it stopped working because Microsoft has silently changed things, without an official blog post of any kind. Today, unlinking your Skype ID from your Microsoft account seems like Mission Impossible. However, we did some research, and we have help for you. Here it is:
Are you having problems with your webcam while using Skype? You can hear the people to whom you speak, but they can’t see you? Or maybe the only thing they can see are blurred lines or gray images? Whether you use an external webcam that’s connected to a USB port on your computer, or you rely on the built-in webcam from your notebook, there are more than a few things you can do so that Skype correctly uses correctly the webcam you want for video chat. Here is what you can do to troubleshoot issues with your webcam on Skype:
While being the most widely used voice and video chat service in the world, Skype has suffered for a very long time from a really annoying security hole. If not set properly, Skype leaks your IP address. This was Skype’s Achilles’ heel and, even though Microsoft patched many security holes during the last few years, they didn’t patch this one. Recently, all the new versions of Skype that get released by Microsoft are set to hide your IP address by default. If you want to know which is that special setting that protects your privacy in Skype and you want to make sure that it’s set to hide your IP address from unwanted prying eyes, read this tutorial:
When when you chat online with someone, there are times when you misspell words or even say things without thinking and you could bring "disgrace upon yourself". Still, no need to worry anymore, because the Skype for desktop app offers you a great way to undo any harm done.This is one of the few chat services that allow you to edit or delete recent messages, before they are forever stored in your chat history and cause you a lot of anguish. Read on to learn how this hidden function works when using the Skype for desktop app.
Skype for desktop is a great tool that will allow you to stay connected with your family, friends and colleagues. One of its highly useful features is the ability to chat for free with almost anyone in the world. Also, you can use Skype for desktop to communicate with your friends while doing other things like browsing the web, playing a game or listening to music. That is why we decided show you how easy it is to have a one-to-one or a group text conversation using the Skype for desktop app in Windows.
Skype for desktop offers a lot of great options for you to chat or make audio and video calls with your family and friends. Furthermore, one of its great features is the ability to make group calls (both audio and video) for free. Also, you don't need to install any additional software for these group calls to work since this capability is built into the Skype for desktop app. Therefore, in this tutorial, we will try to help you understand how easy it is to make group calls in Windows with the Skype for desktop app.
If you used Skype before, you might have noticed that you can link your Skype and Microsoft accounts. Microsoft recommends linking the two account primarily because you will only need to remember one user account and password that can be used across multiple devices and Microsoft services. Secondly, linking your accounts allows the integration of Skype with Outlook and the merging of all your contacts from the two services. This tutorial continues the series about Skype for desktop and it will help you understand how to link your Skype account with your Microsoft account both in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
As we have already explained, Skype is going to discontinue the “Modern” Skype app and make its users migrate to the Skype for desktop app. This action is an attempt to simplify the your user experience with the help of a single application that works with either a keyboard and mouse or a touchscreen. This tutorial continues our series of articles about the Skype for desktop app and is aimed at making your transition between the two versions of this VoIP application more pleasurable. So read on to understand how to easily manage all aspects of your Skype account and user profile.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft has announced that it will be abandoning the development of the modern app version of Skype. The general idea is the attempt to simplify user experience with the help of a unified VoIP application that works both on touch based devices and regular mouse and keyboard ones. It has also been stated that, after July 7, all users who will try to open the touch app on Windows 8 or 8.1 will be asked to switch to the desktop version. Therefore, in order to help you easily migrate between the two applications, we have decided to create a series of articles that will show you how to easily use the Skype for desktop app. In this tutorial, we will try to help you understand the main user interface elements of the desktop version so that you can continue to stay in touch with your friends, family and co-workers without any kind of problems.