Last Month, News came up with the new Skype production (5.0) coming in facebook integration and today – Its live. Read about the release of skype 5.0. The latest version comes with some cleaned up design features, built-in Facebook integration and the group video chat we’ve watched develop in the beta releases.From the release notes…
We’ve integrated the Facebook News Feed and Phonebook into Skype, making it easier to stay connected with the people and communities you care about. We’ve revitalised the look and feel, making voice and video calling, instant messaging, screen sharing and file sharing intuitive and easy to navigate. And you can now bring even more of your family and friends together with the new group video calling feature available in open beta
Skype 5.0 with Facebook Integration
Now for the Facebook integration – it’s basically your Facebook feed pulled directly into Skype. You can “like” things and post comments, but anything beyond that – like viewing profiles, photos or events – opens separately in your browser.
Viewing your Facebook feed in Skype offers another advantage – for friends who include their phone number in their Facebook profile, you will see two buttons. One lets you call either their Skype number or their home/mobile phone, while the other allows you to send an SMS. If they have a Skype account linked to their Facebook account, a “+” will appear, letting you add them as a Skype contact.
Would Facebook Integrate Skype? A partnership that can see Skype buttons on Facebook that launch Skype calls and SMS capabilities.
The latest version of Skype is now available for download.