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Skype 5.0 launches, adds Facebook integration and group video

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:50PM EST

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Today, internet calling giant Skype announced that the new version of its Windows client — Skype 5.0 — is now available to the general public. The new code brings with it a cleaner, redesigned interface, automatic call recovery, Facebook integration, and group video chat. The new software is available as we type at; there is a short video walk-through of the new features waiting for you after the break.