Skype 3.0 for Windows now officially launched
For a quick overview of what are the most important improvements in Skype 3.0 for Windows, see this post about the beta. Here are some things that have changed or added since. See what it looks like if you’re not on Windows or are considering an upgrade but want to see the actual interface to decide.
Public chat directories
For now, we don’t have a directory of public chats in Skype. You can only join a public chat if you know its exact link or address or someone invites you there. It’s great to see that there is a big community interest in public chat directories, so much so that some Skypers have set up some of theirs on their own. See here and here.
A theme that is present in whatever we do is quality. So we’re happy to report that the final release contains many quality improvements than the initial version as a direct result of community participation and feedback. Thanks, guys one specific example is video that was really bad in some of the beta versions, but with the help of you guys, we worked it out and it’s good now.
So here’s one of my personal favourite differences in the beta and gold. For the first time in … umm.. I think at least a year or more, SKYPE NOW HAS NEW ADDITIONAL EMOTICONS. Yep. Great success. You can see the public ones in the emoticons dropdown, plus there are some hidden ones too. I won’t list the hidden ones here, because that would ruin all the fun of searching for them. So look for the hidden ones and tell others too if you find them
My Picture for Skype 3.0
Help us celebrate the launch of Skype 3.0 by using this My Picture in Skype. Just right-click on it, select “Save Picture as…”, save it to your computer and then set as My Picture in Skype.
Help us improve
Skype for Windows keeps developing. For info on how you can report bugs and give us other feedback on Skype, see this page.