Skype Beta

The beta version of the great VoIP tool

  • Vote:
    7.2 (598)
  • Category:

    Instant Messaging

  • Version:

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Skype Beta is a new version of a VoIP app that allows people to instant message and video chat with other people from around the world. The newest version has great new features that make this program popular for communicating with others online. Since the software is still in beta, it could still be plagued with bugs and is not it its final form.

The program installs easily to your computer by following the on-screen prompts that show up when you start the download. Once the download is complete, you will be able to talk to other people who have Skype. You will need to log into your Skype account or make a new one if this is your first time using any Skype software. Your contact list will show up in the new version once you log in. It is still easy to add and remove people from your contacts on Skype Beta.

The new version of Skype Beta has better Facebook integration that helps you keep up with your news feed even more than the previous version. With the old version, you would have to create a Skype account and then log in with your Facebook account to view your news feed. All you need to do now is just log in using your Facebook account, making it easier to get started with Skype.

Another new feature with the newest version of Skype is that now you can do more than just check what your friends are up to on Facebook. Now, instead of just being able to view the posts, you can also comment and like the posts as well. Skype Beta also allows you to use Facebook chat from the Skype program so that you don't need to log in on a web browser to talk to your friends on Facebook.

Skype Beta also allows you to see some details about your Facebook friends, but you cannot check their entire profile from the software. This newest version can also read the phone number that was saved in your friends' profiles so that you can call them on Skype instantly without needing to enter the number yourself.

The new Skype Beta also has improved controls for calls, making them larger and easier to use. The beta version of Skype uses a lot of your computers resources and is very unstable. The program also allows users to log in with a Microsoft ID and allows them to send messages to friends using Xbox, Hotmail, and Windows messenger.

The new Skype Beta software allows friends to connect even easier than before. With this new software, you can now communicate with others using a variety of options.


  • Better call controls
  • Increased Facebook integration
  • Quicker setup using Facebook
  • Can like and comment on Facebook posts


  • Uses a lot of system resources
  • Unstable during video calls
  • Cannot view entire Facebook profile

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