Skype 5.11.0.102 Beta

Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.

Additionally it doesn't just work on Windows. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.

  • Skype calling - Skype has all the features of an ordinary phone so it's even easier to manage your calls.
  • Video calling - see who you are talking to at the same time as speaking to them.
  • Add Skype and SkypeOut contacts - Add contacts who use Skype and those who use ordinary phones so you can call more people.
  • Organising groups - group contacts under certain names and share them with your contacts so they can talk to them too.
  • Basic chat and emoticons - when it's not convenient to call, chat or Instant Message (IM) your contacts.
  • Group chat - for when it's easier to chat or Instant Message (IM) all your friends at once.
  • Profile settings - change how you appear to the world and let people know a bit about you.
  • Conference calling - talk to more than one friend at a time.
  • Import contacts - search your address book to find friends and family that already have a Skype name and start calling them for free.
  • View Outlook contacts - view and call your Microsoft Outlook® contacts quickly and directly from your Skype contact list.
  • Quickfilter and Speed-Dial - find Skype contacts, recent chats and SkypeOut contacts quickly and easily, then enter their Skype name to call them back quickly.

Download: Skype 5.11.0.102 Beta | 27.9 MB (Freeware)
Download: Portable Skype | 793 KB (Freeware)
View: Skype Features | Release Notes

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The more important question is, does this properly work with Windows 8, cause seriously. Skype has been screwed up with Windows 8 ever since the Release Preview. Still does it with RTM.

Gio Takahashi said,
The more important question is, does this properly work with Windows 8, cause seriously. Skype has been screwed up with Windows 8 ever since the Release Preview. Still does it with RTM.

How so? it works perfectly fine with RTM here.

Basically, when it signs on, it doesn't really do anything. I can't send any messages, nor can I receive messages. If I send it, it will be mark as 'pending' with a slowly spinning circle by it.

If I exit the program, it will not fully exit, and then when I try to open it, it won't allow me to sign on because it says that I'm already signed on to this computer. Only way to fix that is to completely restart.

Gio Takahashi said,
Basically, when it signs on, it doesn't really do anything. I can't send any messages, nor can I receive messages. If I send it, it will be mark as 'pending' with a slowly spinning circle by it.

If I exit the program, it will not fully exit, and then when I try to open it, it won't allow me to sign on because it says that I'm already signed on to this computer. Only way to fix that is to completely restart.

Very strange, have you tried totally uninstalling the application then re-installing it back? Do you run any plugins or addons that might be causing this issue?

devHead said,
When will they make this software stop looking like it's designed for Vista?

Sign-in to the beta and click the feedback button and tell them what you want and how you fee.

jesseinsf said,

Sign-in to the beta and click the feedback button and tell them what you want and how you fee.

No need; they've already made it look like it belongs in Windows 8!

devHead said,
When will they make this software stop looking like it's designed for Vista?

In my opinion, Skype has always looked better on a Mac. Now Microsoft is in charge... maybe changes on the UI for Windows will eventually happen? Well we will be seeing a metro version of Skype of course which will look good.

devHead said,
When will they make this software stop looking like it's designed for Vista?

Go to Tools > Options... > General settings > Change selection from Skype to Classic Windows and then click Save.