Skype Gets Overhaul For Windows And Mac

 

  • Sign up using Facebook
  • Windows Live Messenger, Outlook and Hotmail now integrated
  • Six more languages

Skype 6 has landed with new upgrades for both Windows and Mac.

 

  • Sign up using Facebook
  • Windows Live Messenger, Outlook and Hotmail now integrated
  • Six more languages

Skype 6 has landed with new upgrades for both Windows and Mac.

The new version of Skype was released Wednesday and includes a few new upgrades, as well as individual adjustments for Microsoft and Apple desktops.

However, Windows gets the bulk of the updates, even though a separate Skype client is planned for Windows 8. Mac users will also enjoy some welcome improvements nonetheless.

Skype 6 now has the ability to sign up using either a Facebook or Microsoft account. No need to create a separate Skype account just to use the service.

Windows Live Messenger, Outlook and Hotmail are also now integrated with Skype, allowing users to send instant messages to any contacts. In a few weeks, Skype also promises to add the ability to make audio and video calls directly through Windows Live Messenger.

The Windows client will also play host to improvements such as a new user interface and improved telemetry. Six more languages – Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak – are now included in the Windows version as well, bringing the total tongue count to 38.

Skype will finally support the Retina display on the Mac, which is a welcome addition especially considering Apple’s new string of products.  You can also now have multiple chat windows open at one time on the Mac.

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