Introducing Skype 6.1 for Windows, now with Outlook integration and a visual update to the toolbar. This is an exciting update because the time spent on email by many people is still significant. And if you’re like many of us who work at Skype, we spend lots of time toggling between our email and Skype desktop clients. Now it’s really convenient to send a Skype instant message, start a free Skype to Skype call, or make a call to any mobile or landline – all within Outlook.
Here are more details:
It’s easy to get in touch. We have integrated Skype and Outlook to display contacts’ online status, contact information and mood message within the Outlook contact card.
Profile for contact in Skype – same contact information and status
Call any phone. When you want to call someone on their mobile or landline from Outlook, Skype will initiate the call for you. You can call anyone as long as you have their contact information in Outlook, but you don’t need to be friends on Skype. You can use your existing Skype credit or subscription to reach them.
Stay in touch with your Skype contacts. You can instant message, audio or video call with anyone who is already in your Skype contacts list from Outlook.
Skype opens to initiate or resume a conversation
This feature works with Outlook 2010 or higher and enables you to connect over Skype when email details match.
Besides the Skype integration with Outlook, here’s some additional improvements in Skype 6.1 for Windows that you might want to know about.
Add a new contact. We have made adding a contact in Skype easier than ever. You can now add someone by searching for them directly out of your contacts list. If they’re not in your contact list yet, results will come up so you can add them in 2 clicks.
New profile with more accessible account information. Finally, we have updated the account information area to make it easier to navigate around your account data.
- Introducing New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 & Improved Skype for Windows 8.1
- Skype Qik keeps you connected between calls
- Making improvements to high-definition video call quality
- We’re bringing you great audio quality and making improvements regardless of your environment
- Skype in Windows 10 Preview: Built into Windows 10 so you can do more with friends across devices