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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

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 17, 2011 08:16 pm CST

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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