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Skype gets more intimate with Facebook

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 Skype gets more intimate with Facebook
 
 

Skype‘s beta version 5.5 of its desktop software for Windows now adds even more Facebook extras to its already deep integration with the social network.

In the new version, out Monday, Skype for Windows users can instant message their Facebook friends via Skype, “like” and comment on friends’ Facebook status updates without logging into Facebook and view all their Facebook contacts in a new Facebook-dedicated contacts tab, reported Mashable.

Skype for Windows 5.5 beta also includes a redesigned call control toolbar and other visual call-related adjustments.

Previously, Skype for Windows users could view their Facebook news feeds from within the application and place Skype calls or send SMS messages to their Facebook friends, if friends included their phone number in their Facebook profile.

The latest infusion of Facebook functionality further cements the connection between the two applications and makes cross-platform messaging more seamless.

Skype was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in May. The deal was recently approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

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