Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 released, messaging and contact adding improved

Skype for Windows desktop 6.5 released, messaging and contact adding improved


Skype for the Windows desktop has been updated to version 6.5. The new version improves on the video messaging features by improving notification and stability and its now easier to add contacts. Plus there are the usual bug fixes and Stability improvements.

The app works with Windows 7 and 8 (not Windows RT for that you need the Skype app) and you can download it from

Details from the Skype Blog:

Video Messaging

We continue to improve video messaging while it’s in preview and encourage you to try it. Video messaging enables you to share life moments with contacts whether they’re off or online. With this release we improved the stability of video messaging and made video messaging easier to find with improved notifications.

Simplified Way to Add Contacts

We’ve made it more intuitive how to send and accept contact requests. Accepting a contact request will now appear right in your instant message view.

Click here to download the latest version of Skype for Windows desktop. Let us know what you think about this update by posting your thoughts and feedback to the Skype Community.

Fixed Issues:


Description of original issue

File transfer

Cancel all doesn’t cancel file transfers
Upon cancel of file transfer the transfer shows as successfully completed
When one participant accepted file transfer, sender could not cancel the transfer
Network issues Upon connection lost, no notification in call toolbar that the call was lost
Keyboard navigation Add phone number not accessible with keyboard
Stability Skype hangs when selecting offline contact and clicking on call phone
Skype crashes for some users upon exiting
Skype crashes for some users when tried to send a file



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