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Skype 5.8 For Windows Adds Full HD Video Calling

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For many people living away abroad, Skype is their only way of keeping touch with people at home. However, for the most part, this results in stop-start pixelated conversations over poor Internet connections with friends and family.

The latest version of Skype has now added the ability to experience Full HD video calls with loved ones so you can see them enjoying the sunshine in far flung locations all the clearer.

While we certainly welcome the 1080p support in the latest version of Skype for Windows (v5.8), unless you have a Full HD webcam then it won’t really make much difference to you. Logitech’s HD Pro C920 is currently the only Full HD webcam on the market and will set you back £90 if you really want crystal clear Skype calls.

Skype 5.8

The integration of Facebook in Skype has been augmented in version 5.8 and Skype will now let you make video calls with Facebook friends who don’t even use Skype. All you need to do is select a friend in your list and click "video call." Simple.

The final major addition to this version for Windows, but only to Skype Premium users, allows you to share your screen or an application window with others in a conference call. To use it, select the “share my screen” option from the +menu during a call.

Skype has also fixed a couple of bugs as well as adding the option to put a Bing toolbar right into Skype.

Source: The Big Blog

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