Few things are better than connecting with friends and family, especially when you’re far apart. Skype provides a great way to communicate with people no matter where they are. It’s also making it easier for you to connect with your Facebook friends. When you install the new Skype version 5.0 for Windows and sign in with Facebook, you can easily call or SMS your friends. You also can check out your News Feed, update your status, and like and comment on posts directly within Skype.

For window users, Skype users will be able to interact with their Facebook friends directly from Skype. This can be done in a variety of ways – updating of status messages, commenting on other people’s status messages, and “liking” other people’s status messages and posts. They can also see the news feed directly from Skype.

Also, there is a Facebook phonebook feature in the new Skype that will allow users to directly call – and send text messages – to their contacts from Skype. If anything, that should be a more convenient way of getting in touch with one’s friends.

Skype has integrated the Facebook News Feed and Phonebook into Skype, making it easier to stay connected with the people and communities you care about. New version of Skype introduces automatic call recovery, which helps you reconnect calls that are interrupted due to Internet connection problems. Plus, the call quality manager gauges audio and video quality during calls, helping you to resolve problems and improving the call experience.

With Facebook integration, you can:

  • see your Facebook News Feed in Skype
  • post status updates that can be synced with your Skype mood message
  • comment and like friends’ updates and wall posts
  • call and SMS your Facebook friends on their mobile phones and landlines
  • make a free Skype-to-Skype call if your Facebook friend is also a Skype contact
  • Video calling accounted for approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes in the first half of this year,
  • with the new version of Skype, you’ll receive a free trial of group video calling in beta. A dynamic group video calling view has been added, which makes it easy to follow who’s talking by moving the focus to the person speaking on the call.

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