Skype 5.8 Windows update adds 1080p video chat

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Skype has been updated to version 5.8 for Windows PCs, bringing 1080p Full HD video chat to the table.

So long as you’ve got a Full HD webcam, an internet connection that can manage consistent 2Mbps upload and download speeds and some pals who don’t mind seeing your ugly mug in high resolution, you can chat away at 1080p quality.

The update also adds group screen share, which lets Skype Premium subscribers share their entire desktops or a single app with pals on their friends lists, making Skype an even more powerful collaboration tool.

The last major addition is video calling with Facebook friends, regardless of whether or no they’re on Skype. You can now also hide Facebook contacts from within the Skype client and set up mic-muting hot keys. Skype is now also integrated into the Bing toolbar, an inevitability following Microsoft’s purchase of the VoIP service.

Skype 5.8 for Windows is available now by clicking here.

Gerald Lynch
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