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New Skype release on both Mac and Windows allows Facebook-to-Facebook calling

Skype Beta for Mac and Windows adds Facebook-to-Facebook calling

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm CST (0 mins, 59 secs time to read)

July saw the new feature from Facebook of Skype-powered video calling. Today Skype are happy to announced their partnership with Facebook has reached another milestone, the release of Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows.

The new Beta allows Facebook-to-Facebook calling from within Skype itself, with the new feature being the latest example of how Skype is removing communication barriers and making it much easier to connect with friends, family and business colleagues. Skype's aim is about personal connections with people. They're on a mission to connect over one billion people and Skype's continued partnership with Facebook definitely brings them a few steps closer to that goal.

Starting a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype is easy, all you need to do is connect your Skype and Facebook accounts, that's it! From there, select a Facebook friend and hit the video call button in Skype, your friend simply picks up the call from Facebook.


Included in the new Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows is video rendering gives a smoother video experience for Mac-based users and group screen sharing for Windows-based users with a Premium subscription.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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