Thursday, 14 June 2012

Skype drops its BETA, Goes straight to version 4

Highlights from the Skype blog post released yesterday:
  • Four major changes in this release:
  • We have a new Conversations View where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window.
  • Those users who prefer the old view can disable this in the Chat options;
  • We have a brand new Call View.
  • Call quality has never been better thanks to several investments we made in improving audio quality.
  • We've worked on improving video call quality and have also extended support for more cameras.

  • Improved chat synchronization.
  • New presence and emoticon icons.
  • The ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact's profile.
  • Much lower chance Skype for Linux will crash or freeze.
  • Chat history loading is now much faster.
  • Support for two new languages: Czech (flag:cz) and Norwegian (flag:no).