Skype 4.0 Beta 2 for Windows
In June we announced the first beta of Skype 4.0, a radical departure from any other version we’ve made before. Since then we’ve spent a lot of time reading and analysing your feedback and we’ve made a number of changes.
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Today, I’m very happy to announce Beta 2. It includes a number of changes, and most noticeably we’ve brought back contact groups – although we’ve renamed it contact categories to avoid confusion with group conversations. We’ve also done a lot of work on resizing and introduced a view which behaves very much like older versions: compact view. There are also major changes to alerts and notifications – it’s one of my favourite aspects of Beta 2. You’ll be glad to see numerous other changes and bugfixes have been introduced as well.
Take a quick look at the video below to give you a little preview of what you’re about to download, then go and give it a test drive yourself.
Again, we’d really like to hear your feedback on Beta 2, so don’t hesitate to let us know what you like, and what you don’t:
We’ll launch a third Beta towards the end of the year to address your comments on this version and also add a few other features – History being the most notable.
Thank you again for your feedback and your patience in waiting for this new version – I hope you enjoy using it.