We are pleased to announce that Skype 5.5 for Windows is now available for download.
Based on user feedback, we have made some updates from the beta version of Skype 5.5 for Windows, which launched in June, and recommend that you update now.
The Skype 5.5 for Windows update comes with a deeper Facebook integration. Without having to leave Skype, you can check out when your Facebook friends are online and instant message with them from the new Facebook Contacts Tab (located in between the Skype and Recent Contacts tabs). You can also view and update your Facebook status and even view comments or ‘like’ posts from your Facebook Wall, directly from Skype Home.
We have also made a number of updates to make your Skype calls on Windows even better. We’ve improved the controls for video and group video calls for Windows, enhanced video call reliability and made several design changes to improve your overall Skype experience.
Plus for all you emoticon fanatics, the Skype emoticons have received an update, with smoother animations that stand out. We are also introducing a few new Skype emoticons to use when words fail you.
Download Skype 5.5 for Windows now. Hit us up on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and let us know which emoticon is your favorite. You can also leave us feedback on the Skype 5.5 for Windows update below in the comments section.
We hope you enjoy the new Skype for Windows experience.