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Skype 8.65.0.78
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Chat with your friends and colleagues using text or video

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Skype
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Social Networking
Date Updated:
13 October 2020
Downloads To Date:
160406
Languages:
English
Download Size:
54.00 MB

It’s important to keep in touch with others, and Skype has become a valuable communication tool for both home and business users alike. The cross-platform tool can be used to conduct simple text-based chats with your contacts as well as audio and video calls. You can converse with your Skype contacts, but there is also Facebook integration which enables you to make use of your social networking contact list.

This new version of Skype is the first big release since the acquisition by Microsoft and it is a radical overhaul for users who have been familiar with on the application. 

In line with the recent overhaul of the mobile apps, the desktop preview incorporates mentions and notification panels, something many other desktop messaging apps have already done. With the new "@mention" feature you can quickly see a conversation where you've been incorporated into their discussion.

The group call feature has had an upgrade. You can drag and drop photos into the call and you can react to anything shared or said in the call with emoji's. There is also a chat gallery to easily be able to find shared content, whether you've shared images and videos with loved ones or you are using Skype at work and have to access important documents as well.

The app has had a visual overall so you can pick themes as well to decide what colour suits your mood. For the moment this is a dark or light colour scheme, but with more options to follow. There's a brand new chat gallery, where you can find shared content, files and other information shared within your conversations.

This new desktop client is designed for Windows 7 and 8 (the Windows 10 version will be updated automatically as it's built into the OS) or Mac OS X users.

Available for Mac and PC – there are also more limited clients available for iOS and Android – Skype has become a serious communication tool. The ability to not only conduct voice and video chats, but also send and receive files, and even make phone calls to landlines and mobile phones, means that Skype is far more versatile than other messaging tools.

Verdict:

For both home and office users, Skype is an incredibly valuable tool and the latest additions are great improvements.

Your Comments & Opinion

New Skype is VERY SLOW ...
14 May 2014 13:06, George Melendez
Updated Skype to Windows Desktop version 6.16.0.105 and what a slow-poke this is.... it takes for ever to load and close. What have they done to Skype??? The previous version 6.14.104 was doing just fine, fast loading and closing and not even a hiccup what so ever. They really messed up this time. They should have left it alone. This new so called Desktop Version is probably written to enhance it's operation with
Windows 8 even though it's for windows 7 also. They forgot the Wins 7 crowd which are more than Wins 8 and just refined Skype for Wins 8. If I could get back the old Version
6.14.104 I would get rid of this Desktop Version. Don't like it at all. It's just to SLOW...
HEY SKYPE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ????
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