Thursday, October 25, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 3:20 PM —
All of the attention might be focused on Windows 8 today and tomorrow, but the desktop is still sticking around for the millions of Windows 7 (and older) users. So if you're a big Skype user, there's an awesome new version of the program that just went live.
Skype 6.0 is now available for Windows and OS X users to download, and there's a lot brought over from the beta version we previously talked about. The big new feature: logging in with your Microsoft and/or Facebook account. Skype can now integrate your contacts from both services, in the case of your Microsoft Account bringing over your Messenger/Hotmail/Outlook.com contacts to chat with. Soon you'll also be able to call your friends between Skype and Messenger, although Microsoft says that will take a few more weeks.
Skype 6.0 for Windows also refreshes the interface to make things a little bit simpler, six new supported languages, and more. Even Apple users have an exciting new feature to look forward to with added support for Retina Display resolution and the ability to open chats in multiple windows.
You can download Skype for Windows here, or Skype for OS X here. Windows 8 users can also download this, though the new Modern-style app is already available in the Windows Phone Store now.
Source: Skype Garage Blog