This week will have a new Skype via the Windows Store and today we have new desktop versions for Mac and Windows. The new version has Microsoft and Facebook account integration so you can sign in with your Microsoft or Facebook account and IM with friends on Windows Live Messenger.

Also there is a new flatter look for the Windows version and Retina support for the Mac version.

You can get the new version from

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Desktop. Get it now for Windows or Mac.
What’s new:

  • Microsoft and Facebook Account IntegrationSign 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 MessengerNow you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and 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 soonWe’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.
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