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Added Features to this beta :
- Sharing Instant Messages with friends with Messenger
- Improved Facebook integration
- Support for 6 new languages
You can now sign in with your Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID), and see presence as well as send and receive IM messages from your friends who are using Messenger, Xbox, Hotmail or Outlook.com.
You can now sign in directly with your Facebook account log in, without needing to first create a Skype account.
We are excited to support our growing community around the world with new localized versions of Skype in Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak, bringing the total languages Skype supports to 38.
Added new features and minor improvements to improve usability of the Skype for Windows client :
- Sign in with a Microsoft or Facebook account.
- Link Microsoft and Facebook accounts to a Skype account.
- Updated visual design.
- Removal of the online user count.
- Display previously created profile pictures.
- Improved telemetry.
You can now sign into Skype directly using a Microsoft or Facebook account, without having to first create a Skype account, making it easier to connect with friends on Skype without needing to setup a new Skype account.
If you sign in with a Microsoft or Facebook account you will be offered the option to link your Skype account. If you choose the link option then Skype will display a combined list of friends. This is an area we are still working through so please let us know about your experience.
We have refreshed and flattened the Skype UI with a simpler and less cluttered look.
We have removed the online user counter at the bottom of your Skype Contacts list to unclutter the UI and make more space for your friends within the contacts list.
When you change your profile picture, we will now show you all of your previous Skype profile pictures so you don’t have to look through old files if you want to use a previous image.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our product. To that end we are adding additional “opt-in” telemetry reports for users who choose this option: “Tools>> Options>>Advanced>>Tick “Help improve Skype…” The reports may contain your Skype ID and or Microsoft Account ID but we will not use it to identify you or contact you.