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  • Skype 5.4 Beta Released for Mac - 5.7 Beta for Windows

    Skype is popular communication tool for mobile devices and computers.

    Skype released Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac OS X today in order to add more support with Facebook. Recently, Facebook users could download an applet in order to use video chat with Skype users. In today's update, Skype hopes to make video calls much easier with Facebook users.

    The new Skype is integrating with Facebook in all new ways. For one, you can now see your friends' status updates on Skype without ever having to open up a Web browser to view Facebook. It acts as a news feed for Facebook and at the same time you can use Skype to chat with your Facebook friends because Facebook messenger is now compatible with Skype. After Skype made their chat service compatible with Facebook messenger, they added video calling support.



    The Skype 5.4 Beta update brings not only better Facebook integration but also stability enhancements. As Redmond Pie reports (which I am totally in agreement with), version 5.4 Beta seems to be less cluttered and faster than the previous version; 5.3. There was previously a bug in Skype version 5.3 for Mac OS X that would cause Skype to crash when someone added you as a contact. You would then need to re-launch the Skype application to see who added you an confirm it. As of this point, I am trying to figure out if that problem has been fixed.

    As well as Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac OS X, Skype has released Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows. This update brings the same updates to Windows as Mac OS X gets in version 5.4 Beta. So both Mac OS X and Windows are now on the same page with Skype.

    Here are the download links:

    Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac OS X can be downloaded here.
    Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows can be downloaded here.

    Sources: Redmond Pie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype 5.4 Beta Released for Mac - 5.7 Beta for Windows started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      "Skype is popular communication tool" I read that with a Russian accent lol anyway I use it rarely, it's superior and common to other software but now days everything does everything
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I sincerely hope this doesn't somehow integrate you into facebook if you don't want to be. I don't use facebook and never plan to (I am pretty anti-social networking for no other reason than I find it stupid). Not interested in being "poked" while video chatting with family overseas.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I sincerely hope this doesn't somehow integrate you into facebook if you don't want to be. I don't use facebook and never plan to (I am pretty anti-social networking for no other reason than I find it stupid). Not interested in being "poked" while video chatting with family overseas.
      It only integrates you if you sign in
    1. Blufox's Avatar
      Blufox -
      I'm confused ... Old news is old news? The 5.4 beta has been out for a while I think ... I've been using it for at least a week ...
    1. omnipresent's Avatar
      omnipresent -
      I'm using 5.4 beta for almost 2 months. so what is the news actually?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by omnipresent View Post
      I'm using 5.4 beta for almost 2 months. so what is the news actually?
      This version's slightly tweaked with improvements.