Skype 6.0.0.120 available for download

Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your mobile, computer or a TV with Skype on it. If you pay a little, you can do more – like call phones, access WiFi, send SMS and make group video calls. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the world of business, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done. Try Skype today and start adding your friends, family and colleagues. They won’t be hard to find; hundreds of millions of people are already using Skype to do all sorts of things together. Skype is free to download and easy to use.

What's new in this version:

  • Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration - Sign 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 Messenger - Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com 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 soon - We'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.

Here's more of what's new with Skype 6.0 for Windows Desktop:

  • Skype localized to six more languages (Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak)
  • Visual user interface refresh
  • We have refreshed and flattened the Skype UI with a simpler and less cluttered look. We have updated the look of the instant messaging and SMS areas as well.
  • Removal of online user count
  • We have removed the online user counter at the bottom of your Skype Contacts list to unclutter the UI and make more space for your friends within the contacts list.
  • Display previously created profile pictures
  • When you change your profile picture, we will now show you all of your previous Skype profile pictures so you don't have to look through old files if you want to use a previous image.
  • Improved telemetry
  • We are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our product. To that end we are adding additional "opt-in" telemetry reports for users who choose this option: "Tools>> Options>>Advanced>>Tick "Help improve Skype..." The reports may contain your Skype ID and or Microsoft Account ID but we will not use it to identify or contact you.

Here's more of what's new with Skype 6.0 for Mac Desktop:

  • Open Chats in Multiple Windows
  • We hear your feedback! With this release we've added support to open chats in multiple windows.
  • Retina Display Support
  • We also added another feature you've asked for - support Retina display. Now you can take full advantage of improved usability and of higher resolution screens.

Download: Skype 6.0.0.120 | 19.2 MB (Freeware, MSI Offline installer)
Download: Skype 6.0.0.120 | 27.9 MB (Freeware, EXE Offline installer)
Download: Skype for Mac 6.0.0.2946 | 32.9 MB (Freeware)
Download: Portable Skype | 793 KB
View: Skype Features | Release Notes

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wondering that now they added messenger contacts, if its save to say that wlm days its ending, i hope not because i dont want the ads and banners on skype

eilegz said,
wondering that now they added messenger contacts, if its save to say that wlm days its ending, i hope not because i dont want the ads and banners on skype

Maybe a-patch will produce a patch

So I had skype 5.9 check for an update. it said failed but download manually. So I did, then I went to install it, and it said sorry there is another version of skype on the system that you have to MANUALLY uninstall and then try to install this one again. The average person ISN'T THAT SMART!!!

warwagon said,
So I had skype 5.9 check for an update. it said failed but download manually. So I did, then I went to install it, and it said sorry there is another version of skype on the system that you have to MANUALLY uninstall and then try to install this one again. The average person ISN'T THAT SMART!!!

I did not have this issue. I ran the .exe and it just said "improving skype experience". Nothing else. Then, a few seconds later, skype opens and all was fine and dandy upgraded

warwagon said,
So I had skype 5.9 check for an update. it said failed but download manually. So I did, then I went to install it, and it said sorry there is another version of skype on the system that you have to MANUALLY uninstall and then try to install this one again. The average person ISN'T THAT SMART!!!
I've had that happen a few times when trying to update in the past, I'm not sure what causes that bug

Chris Kop said,
Can anyone tell me the difference between EXE and MSI installer ? and is it possible to install MSI on a x86 computer !

They are both MSI installs. The exe one gives you a nice Skype install GUI. The MSI has no GUI. But in the back-end, the technology is still Windows Installer. I recommend the MSI because it is the fastest way to install. All you do is double click the MSI install file, and the installer will do the rest automatically and launch Skype. The exe file will launch an Install welcome screen and the painful next, next, process.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

They are both MSI installs. The exe one gives you a nice Skype install GUI. The MSI has no GUI. But in the back-end, the technology is still Windows Installer. I recommend the MSI because it is the fastest way to install. All you do is double click the MSI install file, and the installer will do the rest automatically and launch Skype. The exe file will launch an Install welcome screen and the painful next, next, process.


True, but it's easier to customize install settings with the exe.

RadishTM said,
The UI is hideous even more now on Windows 7.

It's hideous on Windows 7, but it's beautiful on Windows 8. I am glad to see Windows 7 users suffer. MS should abandon them. Windows 7 should stick to the past and a crappier experience.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

It's hideous on Windows 7, but it's beautiful on Windows 8. I am glad to see Windows 7 users suffer. MS should abandon them. Windows 7 should stick to the past and a crappier experience.

With that sort of attitude you should start a religion. Simpleton.

Tanoru said,

With that sort of attitude you should start a religion. Simpleton.

Well, MS is doing this to Win7 users. No SP2, no Xbox Games, New games EXCLUSIVE to Windows 8. Free Music streaming ONLY to Windows 8 users, future apps ONLY for Win8 users. IE10 gets early release for Win8. Sorry Win7 users, MS cares less about you.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

Well, MS is doing this to Win7 users. No SP2, no Xbox Games, New games EXCLUSIVE to Windows 8. Free Music streaming ONLY to Windows 8 users, future apps ONLY for Win8 users. IE10 gets early release for Win8. Sorry Win7 users, MS cares less about you.

Why be glad of the 'suffering' of others on the basis that their opinion is different to your own? Of course MS will do everything to cater for Windows 8 users.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

It's hideous on Windows 7, but it's beautiful on Windows 8. I am glad to see Windows 7 users suffer. MS should abandon them. Windows 7 should stick to the past and a crappier experience.

LOLWAT

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

It's hideous on Windows 7, but it's beautiful on Windows 8. I am glad to see Windows 7 users suffer. MS should abandon them. Windows 7 should stick to the past and a crappier experience.

/Facepalm

Chris Kop said,
the release notes link leads to the 5.11 beta version, i'd like to know what's new in this version !
It leads to the right place now..

Shadowzz said,
native look? Not sure but Skype's main platform is windows machines isnt it? Its looks everything BUT native.

Tbf OS X and most Linux OS' have a native UI but windoww doesn't have one, in windows 8 out of the box we've got metro, scenic ribbon, menus, etc.