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Skype for Windows Desktop 6.6 – Making it Easier to Use

Today we released a new version of Skype for Windows desktop. With our smaller releases we continue to focus on addressing user feedback, ease of use and great quality. As such with this release we focused on:

Optimizations to the video messaging experience

To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter what device you use we have updated the behavior for video messaging access points when a contact is offline and the share (plus button) menu. When a contact is offline, the video call button will now display as greyed out rather than showing the video message button. The share menu includes the send video messaging option for both online and offline contacts. We also decided to remove the video message access point from the in call toolbar.

Have feedback to share with us about the latest version of Skype for Windows desktop? Let us know what you think about the update by posting your thoughts and feedback to the Skype Community.


Resolved issues:

Category Description
Screen share Doesn’t work when restarted a second time for users on 6.1 version
Video messaging Cannot playback video on Windows XP
Hanging Client hangs when hovering over heart emoticon
Crashing When resuming PC from sleep
File sharing After cancelling transfer by recipient, cancelled transfer is not shown to sender
Lync contacts After adding phone number to a Lync contact, information is not shown in their profile
Video calling Changing camera stops video call in progress

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