Skype has released its latest version of Windows application, version 5.8, which is equipped with some great features such as HD video calling and ability to make video calls to Facebook friends directly.
The new version allows users to make calls to their Facebook buddies irrespective of whether or not they have an active Skype account. Thanks to the latest version, you may now connect your Facebook account to Skype and directly view news feeds, send messages to your friends and place a video call through to them.
Beyond this if you are a premium user Skype is also bringing in a group screen sharing and all the users who are part of the group can setup "Push to Talk" hotkey through their application preferences.
Some of the other features of Skype for Windows v 5.8 are Facebook contacts hiding, Skype updater service and Bing Bar integration. In addition to blessing the new version with some great to have features, Skype has also ensured that some of the issues are resolved as well. These include call duration not being displayed sometimes in compact mode, adding phone numbers to group conversations that belonged to Facebook contact, Proxy settings, etc.
[Source: Skype Garage]