Facebook-Heavy Skype 5.5 for Windows Released

Skype 5.5 for Windows was officially released Wednesday after being available in beta form, and the Internet calling software and the social network continue to become more intertwined.

The update allows users to see which of their Facebook friends are online and instant-message with them via a Facebook Contacts tab, without leaving the application.

Users can also perform Facebook tasks including status updates, commenting on posts, and liking posts directly via the Skype homepage.

Skype 5.5 for Windows also features streamlined controls for video and group calls, a new call control toolbar with redesigned icons, easier saving of phone numbers in the section labeled “call phones,” and an improved graphics interface when calls are placed on hold.

Readers, are you using Skype 5.5 for Windows yet?

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