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Skype 6.2 for Windows with a New Toolbar and eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Windows.

New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Windows include:

  • New Toolbar: Re-designed top toolbar to bring together main actions in one place. Skype users will now have central access to Home, Calling Phones, Creating Groups and Adding Contacts all just above their contact list and recent conversations.
  • eGifting: Skype users can now send a gift of credit to anyone they care about on their birthday.

Start downloading the new version now.

New Toolbar: All key actions are in one place – we simplified the User Interface so that all the key actions you used to have above and below the contacts list are now in one location.


eGifting: Send a gift of credit to anyone on their birthday

When you get a birthday notification you can choose to gift someone with credit on their birthday. They can use the credit to call you or anyone they care about, at any time.



Let us know what you think about it by discussing what matters on Skype Support Network, in case you notice something going differently than expected then please report it in our public issue tracker.

Full release notes for are:

Changes in comparison with previous release:

  • New top toolbar with all major actions together in one place.
  • Send eGift to friend who has a birthday
  • Added option to send IM with ctrl+enter.
  • Computers with Intel Pentium 3 or similar CPU’s, which do not support SSE2 instructions, are not supported anymore.

Fixed issues:

Category Description
Profile Profile country setting did not get saved
Accessibility Some fields in incoming contact requests were not accessible.
Add contact Adding a contact window was misplaced on multi-monitor setup
File sending Changing received file name removed file extension.

Known issues:

Category Description
Video Logitech c920 webcam supporting only 720p video calls

2 thoughts on “Skype 6.2 for Windows with a New Toolbar and eGifting

  1. Thank you!

    Now please add the ability to send file, edit message and screen sharing on Windows Store’s Skype app.

    Also, please release WP8’s “GOLD” app.. with the ability to use rare-facing cam, smooth/fluid UI and integration with People and Messaging hubs😎

  2. There is still a problem with Skype which is when you send a message for someone she/he can’t receive the message unless you are online at the same time.

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