The popular VoIP Skype has just released a updated version of Skype 5.0 beta for Windows (The release build is 188.8.131.52)
In this release, you will find have a number of major improvements in comparison with previous release of Skype 5.0 beta:
- 10-way group video calling
- Skype Home experience
- Offline instant messaging
- New contact search and add experience
- Enhanced call experience under problematic conditions
- Post call experience
- General User Interface refresh
In this newly released version, Skype supports up to 10-way group video calls. Performance depends on computing resources and available bandwidth.
Other features include:
Skype Home is a new area in Skype which provides relevant updates for you, including information about your purchases, your friends’ mood message updates, and videos to help new users get started with Skype..
Enhanced call experience if something goes wrong with your connection. Skype has built in client messaging which informs you about potential issues with the call and what to do to improve your call quality.
In the background the application also re-establishes network connections to avoid call drops and if the call should still drop then it informs you about it and automatically redial the call for you.
Skype’s left side screen shows a new profile and mood message entrance area as part of Skype Home; Contact list, which is now showing your contacts profile pictures; Recent list, which is a merge of old conversations list and history; and some more smaller changes.