Yesterday on 20th Skype announce the new Skype 5.5 Beta version for Windows and the best part of the new version is an easier way to connect with family and friends and chat with them on Facebook.
Simply connect your Facebook account with Skype, you will see the new Facebook contacts tab within Skype. When a Facebook friend is online and you want to chat with that friend then start an IM conversation right from within Skype desktop software.
Features Of The new Skype for Windows 5.5 Beta :
Facebook Instant Messaging – chat with your Facebook friends directly from Skype.
Facebook Contacts Tab – a new tab of Facebook contacts list within Skype.
‘Like’ and comment on a Facebook status – You can also use the Facebook News Feed within Skype to easily “like” a friend’s status or comment on it without visiting Facebook.
New Call Control Toolbar – featuring redesigned graphic icons.
Improvements to the saving of a phone number in the “Call Phones” section.
Visual improvements to placing a call on hold.
Now forget switching to the Facebook tab in browser to see if a friend ping you a message or online for chat. Also you can use smiles while you chat with your friends.
Mac and Linux users still have to wait for chat feature as it only available in windows version. If you are looking for chat outside Facebook than Download Skype 5.5, the new Windows Beta and start chatting with your Facebook friends.