Skype for Windows 1.3 Beta available
Skype for Windows 1.3 Beta is now [available](http://www.skype.com/products/skype/windows/). As is usual with the public betas, we recommend them only for advanced users and testing purposes — there are a few [known issues](http://www.skype.com/help/guides/knownproblems.html#1.3), but it should not cause any data loss or do other sorts of major damage. Your comments and feedback are welcome in the [forum](http://forum.skype.com).
]]>Full list of changes is available in the [change log](http://www.skype.com/products/skype/windows/changelog.html) — here are the four more important ones.
* **there is no more Start tab.** Instead, we have Events and Services areas, that handily let you access your missed events such as calls, chats, and voicemails, and let you see the services you have activated and your remaining Skype balance.
* **Skype Voicemail subscribers can now leave voicemail to anyone**, not just the users who have voicemail themselves. We believe this feature is a major step forward in how we think of voice mail and voice messaging.
* **improved emoticons**. We put in a couple of new ones, and animated these and some old ones to liven up your chats.
* **improved profile viewing and editing**, with larger picture displaying size and rearranged fields with more clear descriptions.