Skype 5.8 for Windows brings full HD video sharing and more

Skype 5.8 For Windows

The Skype 5.8 for Windows upgrade has brought in some noteworthy attributes such as full HD video calling, additions to the Facebook integration and more. With these new features, users can indulge in enhanced connectivity for getting in touch with family and friends.

As mentioned earlier, the latest development will facilitate HD video calls when it receives support from an appropriate webcam and internet connection proffering at least 2Mbps speed. Professionals may approve of the Group screen share attribute that has been incorporated in this Skype update. Although this feature is only available with Skype Premium, it allows sharing an entire screen or even a single application window. The screen share addition is complete with Group video calling and live chat customer support.

To begin a group screen share when on a call, users will be required to select the +menu tab and click the ‘share my screen’ option to get things going. Next up is the Facebook integration and as the name suggests, users can connect with friends on the SNS via Skype even if their pals aren’t employing this video calling service. It’s as easy as selecting friends from the list and hitting on the video call tab to connect with them. Offline Facebook contacts can also be hidden with this new updated version of the software.

According to the official Skype blog, the other improvement is the ‘Push to Talk’ feature with which a hotkey can be set up to toggle between microphone muting when on a Skype call. This may receive the approval of gamers indulging in multiplayer titles. The Bing toolbar has also been added to the other additions that were unveiled via the latest update.

Skype 5.8 for Windows has now been rolled out to deliver an enhanced user experience.