Skype has released an update for users of the Windows operating system, which has some new features. The update supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The updated version 5.8 allows users to make HD video calls and video chat with friends on Facebook. You can make video calls to Facebook users even if they do not have Skype installed on their systems. However, video calling in High Definition (HD) requires a compatible webcam.
The group screen sharing feature has been introduced for the subscribers of the Skype Premium service. This feature, which as the name suggests, allows users to share their desktop or an application with other participants in a conference call. Push to Talk is another addition that allows you to configure a hotkey to trigger your microphone for specific tasks. With the new Skype update, you can hide the list of Facebook contacts that are offline and it’s now also possible to integrate the Bing toolbar with the software.