Today Skype has released major updates for both their Mac and Windows applications. According to CultofMac, his update brings the Skype app to version 6.0 and adds some pretty neat functionality and fixes. With this update, Skype has added Facebook and Microsoft Messenger integration, Retina Display compatibility as well as a plethora of other features. If you’d like to view the full list of changes, we’ve embedded it below:
- Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
- Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft or Facebook account – there’s no need to create a new Skype account. This makes it even easier to connect with friends on Skype without having to set up another account.
- IM friends on Messenger
- Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts via Skype all in one place. If you use a Microsoft account today, merging your accounts is easy – just sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.
- Calling with Messenger friends is coming soon
- We’re working on polishing a feature which will enable audio and video calls to Windows Live Messenger customers using Skype desktop clients. The feature will be available in coming weeks.
- Open Chats in Multiple Windows
- We hear your feedback! With this release we’ve added support to open chats in multiple windows.
- Retina Display Support
- We also added another feature you’ve asked for – support Retina display. Now you can take full advantage of improved usability and of higher resolution screens.
You can update your Skype app by clicking the “Check for Updates” button which is located under “Skype” in your status bar. If you’d prefer to do a clean install of Skype, head on over to the Skype download page.