Skype 2.0 beta – free video calling
You’ve been asking for it, and the whole team has been working for it for over a year.
Skype 2.0 (BETA). Now with free video calling.
If you don’t want to break your computer with the beta, you could wait for the non-beta release of Skype 2.0, which is not too far away.
New stuff in this version
Video (obviously!). Free one-to-one video calls. Even if only one party of the call has a webcam, the video is still shown to the other party. And if you both have a camera, you get cool picture-in-picture effect. You can see the video in Skype window, in a separate window or even fullscreen.
Contact grouping. Finally here for heavy users. The cool part here is that one contact can be in many groups. So you could have both “Friends” and “People whose name starts with A” groups and whatever. You have some cool predefined groups also, like “Recently contacted” and “Not sharing contact details yet”.
Mood messages. Just messages that other people will see next to your name in their contact list, in chats and when looking at your profile.
See the press release for more details.